Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is currently the Co-Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Sydney Theatre Company with her husband Andrew Upton. She is an internationally renowned actor and a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Blanchett has worked extensively in theatre in Australia with the Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, South Australian Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company and La Mama Theatre. She made her theatrical directorial debut with the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of A Kind of Alaska in 2006. She has since directed Robyn Nevin in The Year of Magical Thinking.

She has worked extensively in film both in Australia and abroad and came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 biopic film Elizabeth, for which she won British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Golden Globe Awards, and earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Cate Blanchett have worked with Professor Robyn Ewing on the highly successful School Drama project, a partnership with the STC’s education program and the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. They are also involved, through STC, with an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in the project titled Accessing the cultural conversation: investigating participation and non-participation of young people as audiences of live theatrical performances in Australia.