Cate Blanchett to co-host a podcast; and more updates
Posted on
Feb 3, 2022

Cate Blanchett to co-host a podcast; and more updates

Hi, everyone!

Cate will be co-hosting an Audible podcast. She is one of the actors included in British Vogue’s 25 of the world’s talked about stars. There’s also an accompanying video interview for the photoshoot. We have added some behind the scene photos from Don’t Look Up.

Cate Blanchett to Co-host a Climate Change Podcast At Audible

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Audible has commissioned a new original podcast, Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy.

Co-created and co-hosted by multi award-winning actor, producer and environmental advocate, Cate Blanchett and climate entrepreneur and activist, Danny Kennedy, it will feature “out-of-the-box thinkers”, innovators and high-profile guests, who will be announced at a later date.

Two seasons have been commissioned in the deal between Audible and Blanchett’s Dirty Films (in association with StoryHunter), with the first series set to launch globally this April ahead of Earth Day.

The collaboration marks the first time that Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy will create and host a podcast together, as well as Audible’s first major original climate change podcast series.

Climate of Change sees the two long-term friends explore despair, optimism and hope in the face of environmental change.

From women-led energy solutions in Uganda, to a Navajo solar farm in the Arizona desert, to ideas that could transform the global fashion industry; Cate and Danny will tell stories of ingenuity and resilience.

Cate and Danny interview guests along the way, discussing the biggest challenges humankind face and the ground-breaking work being done to tackle the crisis.

Some of the world’s leading authors and thought leaders in the green economy, behaviour change and sustainability will feature, as well as grass-roots innovators who are making a positive impact on their local communities by creating clean energy solutions.

The exclusive soundtrack to the podcast is by Grammy Award-winning electronic artist Imogen Heap.

Cate Blanchett, Partner, Dirty Films, said: “This podcast is a joyous extension of a long-standing friendship that all of us at Dirty Films have had with the wonderful Danny Kennedy.

“Danny’s knowledge about and passion for climate solutions is infectious, and our experience developing this project with the folks at StoryHunter for Audible has been a shot in the arm – and has gone a long way to tempering our eco-anxiety.

“We hope that our listeners enjoy hearing the conversations as much as we have enjoyed having them.”

Aurelie De Troyer, Senior Vice President of International English Content at Audible, added: “We are thrilled to be working on such an exciting and important series as Climate of Change.

“Podcasts are the perfect vehicle to educate and raise awareness of important issues and it’s an honour to collaborate with the extremely talented Cate and Danny on their first podcast.

“We have been blown away by the passion for this project from the team at Dirty Films and StoryHunter and we know this will be something special.”

Vogue UK 2022 Hollywood Portfolio

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Tell us about your first ever audition.

“It was for the church musical. I got the part of Mr Worldly Wiseman. We performed at a couple of shopping centres and I thought I’d made it.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“Something I tell my children, which is to stay out of the sun.”

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Don’t Look Up Behind the Scenes


Source: Vogue UK, Podcasting Today

Cate Blanchett in British Vogue, New Sì Holiday 2020 Campaign, & in Talks for Brideshead Revisited miniseries
Posted on
Nov 6, 2020

Cate Blanchett in British Vogue, New Sì Holiday 2020 Campaign, & in Talks for Brideshead Revisited miniseries

Hello, Blanchetters!

A couple of updates, Cate appears in the new British Vogue December 2020 issue and Armani Beauty has released Sì – Holiday 2020 Campaign ad. She is also in talks to play Lady Marchmain in HBO Adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. Check them out.

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Cate Blanchett in Talks for Brideshead Revisited miniseries

The BBC is planning the latest reimagining of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited, with Parade’s End producer Mammoth Screen attaching Call Me By Your Name helmer Luca Guadagnino to direct.

Deadline has heard that a deal for the miniseries is close to being finalized at the BBC and Mammoth will co-produce with Moonage Pictures, which is currently making another ambitious period BBC drama in the shape of Lily James starrer The Pursuit Of Love.

The Daily Mail reported that HBO and a stellar cast — including Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Garfield — have signed up for the Brideshead Revisited remake, though Deadline understands that this is premature.

Mammoth is still speaking to a number of broadcasters in the U.S., including HBO, and casting deals remain in flux. Rooney Mara and Joe Alwyn were two other names the Daily Mail linked to the series.

Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder tells the story of Ryder and his friendship with aristocratic family, the Flytes, who live in the palatial Brideshead Castle.

Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian, who he befriends at Oxford University, and Julia, as the 1945 book explores themes of aristocratic nostalgia, Catholicism, and homosexuality.

Brideshead Revisited was adapted by ITV in 1981, with Jeremy Irons memorably playing Ryder, while it was also the subject of a 2008 feature from Ecosse Films and HanWay Films. Matthew Goode played Ryder in the Julian Jarrold-directed movie.

The Daily Mail reported that Garfield is set to take on the role of Ryder in Mammoth/Moonage’s adaptation, with Fiennes and Blanchett playing Lord and Lady Marchmain. The show is set to go into production next year.

Source: Deadline