Cate Blanchett (Yelena). For Sydney Theatre Company: As Director: The Year of Magical Thinking, Blackbird, A Kind of Alaska. As Actor: Uncle Vanya, A Streetcar Named Desire, The War of the Roses, Hedda Gabler, Sweet Phoebe, Kafka Dances, Oleanna, Top Girls. Other theater: includes For Guggeheim/Francesco Vezzoli: Right You Are (If You Think You Are). For Almeida Theatre: Plenty. For Company B: The Seagull, Hamlet, The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Tempest. For Griffin: Kafka Dances. Film: includes Hanna, Robin Hood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I'm Not There, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Good German, Notes on a Scandal, Babel, Little Fish, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, Coffee and Cigarettes, The Missing, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Veronica Guerin, Heaven, The Shipping News, Charlotte Gray, Bandits, The Gift, The Man who Cried, The Talented Mr Ripley, An Ideal Husband, Pushing Tin, Elizabeth, Oscar and Lucinda, Bangers, Thank God He Met Lizzie, Paradise Road. Positions: Cate is the co- Artistic Director and co-CEO of Sydney Theatre Company, alongside Andrew Upton. In 2008, Cate co-Chaired the creative stream of the Prime Minister of Australia's National 2020 Summit. Cate is also a patron of the Sydney Film Festival and an ambassador for the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Film Institute. Awards: Cate holds an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of New South Wales and a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting. Other awards include the Helen Hayes Award for
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production and Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for A Streetcar Named Desire, Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Play and MO Award for Best Actress in a Play for Hedda Gabler, Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Newcomer Award for Performance for Kafka Dances, Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Rosemont Award for Performance for Oleanna. Cate is a five time Academy Award nominee, and was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Aviator. Other awards include two BAFTA's (Elizabeth, The Aviator), two AFI Awards (Thank God He Met Lizzie, Oscar and Lucinda), two SAG Awards (The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), two Golden Globe Awards (Elizabeth, I'm Not There) and the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Actress (I'm Not There). Cate has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2007 she was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Training: National Institute of Dramatic Art (Australia).