Actress Cate Blanchett will be among the stars taking part in the Barbican’s 30th anniversary celebrations next year.
The star will be appearing in the Botho Strauss play Gross und Klein in January next year while the actress Juliette Binoche will star in the French language piece Mademoiselle Julie in September.
According to the BBC, the Barbican said it’s ‘world-class events’ put it ‘at the heart of the London 2012 Festival’.
The events will take place as the world has its eyes on London for the 2012 Olympics.
Barbican managing director Sir Nicholas Kenyon said there would be ‘something for everyone’ with the events.
He said: “In 2012 London welcomes the world for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Barbican will be at the forefront of that international moment with an extraordinary range of great cultural experiences for all.”
Great news guys, Cate will present, along Reese Witherspoon, the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on February 27th,2011 – from Cate Blanchett Fan, we will keep you informed.
Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today.
Blanchett is a five-time Academy Award nominee, who took home the Supporting Actress Oscar® in 2004 for her performance as Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator.” She also received supporting actress nominations for “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There” in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Blanchett received lead actress nominations for her performances as Queen Elizabeth I in “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007).
Her other film credits include “Robin Hood,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Good German,” “Babel,” “Veronica Guerin,” “Charlotte Gray,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. She will next be seen in “Hanna,” due out in April.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
EW reported yesterday that Cate has signed onto the cast of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit!
Cate Blanchett had better start brushing up on her Elvish. The Australian actress has signed on to the cast of director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Hobbit, reprising the role of the ethereal elf Galadriel that she played in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The announcement of Blanchett’s casting comes as something of a surprise, since the character of Galadriel doesn’t actually appear in Tolkien’s novel. Then again, there are virtually no female characters in the book whatsoever, so Jackson is clearly looking to balance out the two-part film somewhat in terms of gender.
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