CATE BLANCHETT TO BE HONOURED AT THIS YEAR'S BFI LFF...17:47:00
Earlier today the London Film Festival announced that the incredibly talented Cate Blanchett would receive the BFI Fellowship lovelies, on the 17th October, as a special ceremony will be held for the star at the Banqueting House.
Starting her career in theatre and moving into film and TV, Blanchett has starred in hit productions such as, ‘Top Girls’, ‘Kafka Dances’, ‘Sweet Phoebe’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘God He Met Lizzie’, ‘Oscar and Lucinda’, ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Blue Jasmine’, ‘The Lord of the Rings trilogy’, ‘The Hobbit’, ‘Charlotte Gray’, ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, ‘Notes on a Scandal’ and this year’s LFF film, ‘Carol’. All of these incredible films has seen and earned Blanchett two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Awards, plus many more lovelies. And her passion for acting has stretched into the theatre lovelies, as she also worked as the Co-CEO and Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company.
And to allow her to have a night to remember the BFI and LFF, have also announced that on the night of her award ceremony, the stars film, ‘Truth’, which also stars Robert Redford, will have its UK premiere and will be screening as this years, Fellowship Special Presentation film.
Based on the bestselling book Truth and Duty, the film tells the story of Mary Mapes, the CBS News journalist, and producer Dan Rather, as she tells the world about the risk they took to expose a story on President George W. Bush, after they find that he may have gone AWOL for a year during the Vietnam War, causing a scandal for both of their careers and the presidents.
Speaking about the award and film, Greg Dyke, Chairman, BFI said ‘Cate Blanchett is a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerising screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles. We are absolutely delighted to honour her extraordinary talents with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s LFF awards.’
Congratulations Cate! It is a very deserving award!
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