The 58th Sydney Film Festival official begun tonight with the Australian premiere of Cate Blanchett’s latest thriller Hannah. Among those gracing the red carpet alongside the multi-award winning actress and director were husband Andrew Upton; Beautiful Kate‘s Sophie Lowe, Matt Day and Damian Walshe-Howling; Jayson Sutcliffe, director and star of feature documentary Rollerboy donned in a silver bodysuit; along with other industry personalities.
But most of us were there for one person in particular: Cate, who arrived looking impeccable and stunning greeting media with the graciousness that only someone of her stature could.
Personally I have been in awed of Cate Blanchett’s talent and beauty since she starred in the film Elizabeth which catapulted her to Oscar level recognition. I’ve never had the chance to meet or photograph Cate prior but after last night, I’m happy to report that I now have enough photos of the porcelain beauty to publish a mini flipbook.
One of my favourite shot of her is the one where she caught sight of the media pit with the blasting lights – we were practically falling on top of each other to get some good shots of her. The look on her face is priceless… Check out the rest of the gallery here.