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Cate Blanchett: A Life in Pictures

20 December 2011
Cate Blanchett on stage at an Academy Life in Pictures event.BAFTA / Helen Jones

The Australian actress and star of Elizabeth and Lord of the Rings talks to Quentin Falk about her career in film.

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The full length Cate Blanchett interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett is no stranger to BAFTA attention, having won the award for Actress in a Leading Role for 1998's Elizabeth. She followed her first win with a supporting actress nomination for The Talented Mr. Ripley - a category she went on to win in 2005 for The Aviator. At the 2008 Film Awards, she was nominated twice more: for her dazzling turn as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, and for a reprise of Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

The first Australian film that stayed with me in a haunting way was Picnic At Hanging Rock...

In the full video - available to watch now on BAFTA Guru - Blanchett speaks to writer Quentin Falk about her early theatre background in Australia, and how she learned to audition effectively after spending time supervising readings. She also speaks at length about her various film performances.

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