The following year, Blanchett appeared in Bangers (1999), an Australian short film part of Stories of Lost Souls, a compilation of thematically-related short stories.The short was written and directed by her husband, Andrew Upton, and produced by Blanchett and Upton.A couple of weeks after rehearsals, the actress playing the title role pulled out, and director Lindy Davies cast Blanchett in the role.Her performance as Electra became one of her most acclaimed at NIDA.She received her second BAFTA nomination for her performance in The Talented Mr. Already an acclaimed actress, Blanchett received a host of new fans when she appeared in Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning blockbuster trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, playing the role of Galadriel in all three films.In addition to The Lord of the Rings, 2001 also saw Blanchett diversify her portfolio with a range of roles in the dramas Charlotte Gray and The Shipping News and the American crime-comedy Bandits, for which she earned a second Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination.
That year, Blanchett won the Australian Film Institute Best Actress Award for her role as Tracy Heart, a former heroin addict, in the Australian film Little Fish, co-produced by her and her husband's production company, Dirty Films.
born ) is an Australian actress and theatre director.
She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
From 2008 to 2013, she and her husband Andrew Upton were co-CEOs and artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.
Her other roles on stage include Blanche Du Bois in A Streetcar Named Desire in Sydney, New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Washington D. at the Kennedy Center in 2009; Yelena in Uncle Vanya in Sydney, Washington D. at the Kennedy Center and New York at Lincoln Center in 2011; and Claire in The Maids in Sydney in 2013 and New York at Lincoln Center in 2014.