Cate Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship

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Oscar-winning actress, Cate Blanchett has been named as the recipient of this year’s BFI Fellowship, for her wealthy contribution to film.

The BFI described the 46 year-old as a “fearless and subtle actress” with a “mesmerising screen presence” that has “captivated audiences since her earliest roles.” In a statement, they continued:”[Blanchett] 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.”

Blanchett first shot to global fame after playing Queen Elizabeth I in the 1998 film, Elizabeth. She has since gone onto portray roles in other successful films such as The Talented Mr Ripley, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Blanchett is also a two-time Academy Award winner, receiving Oscars for her performances in both The Aviator (2005) and Blue Jasmine (2014).

The actress will be awarded the honour at the London Film Festival’s annual awards ceremony on 17th October. Blanchett is also set to star in two of the festival’s UK premieres; Carol and Truth.

Watch the trailer for Carol, below.

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