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Cate Blanchett

CATE BLANCHETT IS AN AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS AND THEATRE DIRECTOR. SHE’S FAMOUS FOR HER ROLES IN FILMS SUCH AS ELIZABETH, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, THE AVIATOR AND THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. SHE’S ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST TALENTED ACTRESSES. BY CHRISTINE BOHN

Cate Blanchett grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where she lived with her brother, sister and parents. Her Texas-born father, a US naval officer and advertising executive, died when she was only ten years old. Her first film role came at the age of 18. During a trip to Egypt, she was asked by a guest at a hotel whether she would like to be an extra in the movie Kaboria, to which she said yes.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (193) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Learn 15 useful slang expressions. Plus, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about the body, 10 expressions for talking about seafood, 6 useful expressions for talking about the phone, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Technology – eReaders. • Work – ridiculous requests. • Language – how to speak English. • Culture – festivals. • Travel – Poland. • Legends – Robin Hood. • Hollywood – Russell Croew & Cate Blanchett. • Business – dishonest salespeople. • Crime – cheats. • Cuisine – fish pie. • History – pirates. • Music – Chopin. • Accents – the Polish English accent. • Business skills – how to negotiate. • Current events – modern-day pirates. • Language – situational irony. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!