Cate Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship
27 August 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blachett is to receive the BFI Fellowship for her contribution to film.
The BFI praised the 46-year-old’s “mesmerising screen presence” which “has captivated audiences since her earliest roles”.
The actress won Academy Awards for her roles in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine in 2014 and in 2005 for The Aviator.
She will be awarded the honour at the London Film Festival’s annual awards ceremony on 17 October.
The BFI described Blanchett as “a fearless and subtle actress”.
“She has the rare gift of seeming utterly to inhabit the characters she plays and has an amazing ability to convey complex layers of emotion to stunning effect,” it added.
Blanchett shot to global fame playing Queen Elizabeth I in 1998 film Elizabeth, followed by roles in The Talented Mr Ripley, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The actress has two films receiving their UK premiere at the London Film Festival – Carol and Truth.
Source:: BBC Entertainment