Monday on the NewsHour: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh
From Queen Elizabeth to Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett has engaged and surprised audiences in a variety of roles and become one of the world’s most admired film stars.
But Cate Blanchett came from the theater. And to the theater she’s returned — in a big way.
In 2008 she and husband, Andrew Upton, a writer and director, became artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company. Last year they brought a production of “Streetcar Named Desire” to the United States with Blanchett in an acclaimed performance as Blanche Dubois.
Now they’re back at Washington’s Kennedy Center with another classic: Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” with renowned Chekhov interpreter Tamas Ascher directing and an all-star cast of Australian actors, including Richard Roxburgh.
Monday on the NewsHour, I talk with Blanchett and Roxburgh about their work in the theater and why they chose to do “Uncle Vanya.”
You can watch the full, extended interview here: