Channel 4 Indiana Jones: Cate Blanchett’s life from the tragic death of her father to her husband who proposed after 3 weeks


Cate Blanchett is an iconic Australian actress with an incredible repertoire.

You’ll know her through a number of blockbuster Notes On A Scandal, Cinderella, Ocean’s Eight, and maybe even as a voice in Family Guy.

But in 2008, she starred in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which airs on Channel 4 today.

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She has also appeared numerous times on stage and in independent films, and her work has earned her three British Academy Film Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Oscars.

She grew up in Melbourne, but has English, Scottish and French in her family.



Cate with her husband Andrew

At the age of just 10, Cate’s father sadly died of a heart attack, which meant she grew up with her mother, brother and sister.

She said in an interview with The herald that she had “no memory” of her childhood, which may have sprung from the trauma of losing her father.

She and her husband Andrew Upton met in 1996 while filming Gillian Armstrong’s adaptation of Peter Carey’s novel Oscar and Lucina.

She continued that she thought Andrew was “arrogant” when she first met him and he thought she was “distant”.



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But suddenly they found each other. She said: “He was talking about how he was attracted to a friend of mine, then we suddenly hugged.”

Andrew asked her to marry him three weeks later, and they were married within a year. Now they have four children together – three boys and a girl.

Asked how motherhood has changed her, she replied, “I hope so. Before me, people used to talk about it like, “Your life is going to change,” as if it was a heavy thing. But I found it quite expansive. “

Indiana Jones will air on Channel 4 today at 5:30 p.m.

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