Blanchett will Bring UNCLE VANYA to Kennedy Center in August

Mar 11, 2011
Eli

Awesome news! – thanks Maria for the headups.

Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Andrew Upton and directed by Tamás Ascher, will tour to the Kennedy Center in Washington, USA, with performances from 4 to 24 August 2011.

The entire original cast – John Bell, Cate Blanchett, Sandy Gore, Hayley McElhinney, Anthony Phelan, Richard Roxburgh, Andrew Tighe, Jacki Weaver and Hugo Weaving – will reprise their roles for the production which was a critical and box office triumph at Sydney Theatre in November and December 2010.

More than 47,300 people saw the play during its Sydney run with every performance completely sold out. The production received exceptional reviews, described as “gloriously fresh, funny and poignant” (John McCallum, The Australian), “a magnificently mounted and playful production” (Elissa Blake, Sun Herald) and “a triumph” (Alex Lalak, Daily Telegraph). “This enthralling production surprises and delights, and leaves you feeling profoundly moved” said Jo Litson in the Sunday Telegraph and “across the board the performances are exceptional” wrote Jason Blake in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Sydney Theatre Company’s last engagement at the Kennedy Center was in 2009 with A Streetcar Named Desire, which was subsequently awarded three prestigious Helen Hayes Awards including for Outstanding Non-Resident Production.

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Cate Blanchett Calls For Improvements In Sydney

Mar 9, 2011
Eli

Cate Blanchett is urging authorities in Sydney, Australia to redevelop the streets around her theatre company to transform the area into a vibrant cultural centre.

The Australian actress and her husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, work as co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, which is based in the city’s Walsh Bay.

The Oscar-winner has helped improve the theatre by installing an eco-friendly power system and now she is urging local authorities to follow her lead by revitalising the surrounding area, according to the Aap.

She stood up in front of a massive crowd at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday (08Mar11) to call for improvements, telling the audience, “It’s hard to believe Sydney Theatre Company was once a solitary outpost of the arts in Walsh Bay. Now, with so many artists and companies already resident and more on the way, the development and enhancement of this growing precinct can be a great economic driver with boundless potential to assist in positioning Sydney as a multi-dimensional global city… (The area needs improved transport), revitalised nooks and crannies (and places for people to) linger and soak up the atmosphere.”

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Cate Blanchett Drop Out of ‘While We’re Young’

Mar 6, 2011
Eli

There is still time to find the replacements.

JustJared.com reported actors James Franco and Cate Blanchett dropped out of “While We’re Young” film before it starts filming in mid-June in New York City.

Franco dropped out due to the scheduling conflict with Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” in which he plays the lead role.

Blanchett pulled out of the project after Franco’s departure, but it is not known for what reason. Maybe it has something to do with the production of “The Hobbit” films?

Comedian-actor Ben Stiller is still attached to the project despite these departures.

The film is about a free-spirited Booklynite twenty-something couple who inspires an uptight documentarian and his wife to loosen up – with comedic consequences.

Director Noah Baumbach will helm the project. Baumbach and Stiller worked together previously in “Greenberg.”

Baumbach has a unique comedic approach towards his movies. The writer-director has a long list of movies in his filmography including “Kicking and Screaming,” “Highball,” “Mr. Jealousy,” “The Squid and the Whale,” “Margot at the Wedding,” and “Greenberg.”

He also wrote the script for “While We’re Young.” His long-time film collaborator Scott Rudin (“Greenberg, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”) will be producing the project and Focus Features will handle the distribution.

Greta Gerwig was previously set to play the young wife, but she left earlier from the project due to scheduling issues.

So with three out of four departed from the project—hopefully they could still save this film. Time for a casting call for new actors!

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Updates on the site

Mar 4, 2011
Eli

I know, I know, I’m aware I told you the past layout was going to be with us until summer, but… I saw this one and I felt in love with it. – I spent the last two hours customizing it and althought is not yet finished I wanted to show it to you. Let me know what you think :)

If by change, you are affiliated with us (elite or regular) and you don’t find yourself in the sidebar, contact me with your site url and type of affiliation you had and I will add you inmediately.

we also have a new email address for you to contact me: cateblanchettfan[at]gmail.com, from now on, if you have any doubt, complaint or suggestion on the site, contact me there.

The last, but not least update is that I created a twitter account – you are free to follow as and keep yourself informed on all the news regarding Cate and our beloved site(s)*.
* I’m going to talk to Maria, to see if she wants to share our twitter account.

For the moment, I think those are all the updates. Please, let me know if everything is fine for all of you.

XXEli

Red Carpet Interview

Mar 3, 2011
Eli

Thanks to the lovely Maria we have this clip of The Oscars © red carpet:

Cate Blanchett Critics Split Down The Middle On Givenchy Oscar Dress

Mar 1, 2011
Eli

Lots of critics and divided opinions about the dress Cate was wearing at The Oscars© , what do you think?

Cate Blanchett – Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett wasn’t nominated for any awards at Sunday’s Oscars but the actress still remains the talk of the web.

The usually regal actress donned a soft lavender Givenchy Haute Couture gown with a cut-out in the front that many fashion analyst were not thrilled about calling it “the back of a well upholstered chair”. Yet, Cate has viewers nearly split down the middle. Huffington Post readers Loved the gown at 49% while 51% Loathed it! Many voters who initially loathed the gown are admitting to the piece “growing” on them.

It’s certainly a risky choice but perhaps UK’s The Metro puts it best, “It was an edgy and fashion forward look that only someone as beautiful as Blanchett could carry off”. What’s your take on Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy gown?

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83rd Annual Academy Awards – pics

Feb 28, 2011
Eli

There are LOTS of photos from The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, that’s why it might take me a while uploading them . Here you have the first. I think Cate was incredibly beautiful, what do you think?

Gallery Links:
Appearances > 2011 > 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Oscar Inspirations

Feb 27, 2011
Eli

InStyle made a brief interview to Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett. check it out

NICOLE: The first time I saw you was in Elizabeth, and I was just amazed. You were so young when you did it and so strong. You can really see your training and intelligence in that performance. That made me proud as a fellow Australian.

CATE: Well, you’ve been an absolute trailblazer in terms of Australian film actors working internationally.

NICOLE: I can recall as a little girl I watched the American film industry from afar. I remember being six or seven and watching the Oscars in my pajamas, drinking hot chocolate, in this tiny little suburb in Sydney, Australia; it seemed like a faraway land, like Oz.

CATE: People don’t really have a preconception about what you’re like, so there’s a kamikaze quality to Australian actors, because they can come up under the radar.

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Hanna new stills

Feb 27, 2011
Eli

Thanks to our beloved Maria from Cate Blanchett Source we have these new stills from Hanna movie!

Gallery Link:
Movies > Hanna > Stills

*Remember today are The OSCARS© – We will bring you the latest news on Cate being one of the hosts :)

“New” theme

Feb 22, 2011
Eli

As our past sidebar was a bit out of date I decided to recover this theme made by our previous owner Laura – I updated the sidebar with the latest pics, projects and our family/sisters sites. If by change, you are affiliated with us (elite or regular) and you don’t find yourself in the sidebar, contact me with your site url and type of affiliation you had and I will add you inmediately.

This layout will be with us, hopefully, until summer or so…Hope you like it.

Cate at The jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels opening

Feb 17, 2011
Eli

Cate Blanchett attended the opening gala for Set In Style: The Jewelry Of Van Cleef & Arpels opening on February 16th in New York.

Hanna Still

Feb 17, 2011
Eli

Thanks to Maria for this Hanna still.

Cate Blanchett to present The Oscars

Feb 15, 2011
Eli

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.

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The International Trailer for Hanna

Feb 15, 2011
Eli

Hanna is online and can be watched below release hits theaters on April 8. Don’t miss it!

Raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

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“The Hobbit” movies shooting starts

Feb 14, 2011
Eli

Monday 7 February, Wellington – Production company, 3Foot7 Ltd, is pleased to announce that the first day of principal photography for THE HOBBIT will be Monday 21 March, 2011.

This date has been chosen following practical considerations of the filming schedule requirements, actor availability and the NZ seasons. Shooting will take place at Stone Street Studios in Miramar and on location around New Zealand.

Confirmed cast include: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Mikael Persbrant, Sylvester McCoy and Elijah Wood. Director, Sir Peter Jackson, comments: “Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.”

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