Gillian Armstrong on Cate Blanchett

Title:
Gillian Armstrong on Cate Blanchett
NFSA ID:
1050278
Year:
2011
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Director Gillian Armstrong interviewed by Graham Shirley.

In this clip Gillian talks about her persistence and vindication in casting a young unkown actor, Cate Blanchett, as the co-star alongside Ralph Fiennes in Oscar and Lucinda (1997).

One of Australia’s leading directors, Gillian’s films in Australia and the US include My Brilliant Career (Australia, 1979), Starstruck (Austalia, 1982), The Last Days of Chez Nous (Australia, 1992) and Little Women (US, 1994).

Gillian has won numerous awards in Australia and internationally, including from the Australian Directors Guild and the Australian Film Institute. Her films have also been in competition at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals.

Interviewer:
Graham Shirley