Blanchett to be hon­ored at Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val

The China Post - - ARTS -

Academy Award win­ner Cate Blanchett will re­ceive a ma­jor ca­reer honor at this year’s Lon­don Film fes­ti­val, where two of her latest films are screen­ing.

The Aus­tralian ac­tress will be pre­sented with the Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute Fel­low­ship at an Oct. 17 cer­e­mony. BFI chair­man Greg Dyke said Thurs­day that Blanchett was “a com­pelling and brave ac­tress whose mes­mer­iz­ing screen pres­ence has cap­ti­vated au­di­ences since her ear­li­est roles.”

Blanchett has won Os­cars for “The Avi­a­tor” and “Blue Jas­mine.”

She’ll ap­pear at the Lon­don fes­ti­val in Todd Haynes’ 1950s les­bian ro­mance “Carol,” as well as in James Van­der­bilt’s “Truth,” which stars Blanchett as TV news pro­ducer Mary Mapes, who was fired over a story about for­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush’s mil­i­tary ser­vice.

The Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val runs Oct. 7-18.

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