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Andrew Upton

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Andrew Upton
Born (1966-02-01) 1 February 1966 (age 58)
Occupation(s)Playwright, Screenwriter, Director
(m. 1997)

Andrew Upton (born 1 February 1966) is an Australian playwright, screenwriter, and director. He is the husband of the two-time Academy Award winner actress Cate Blanchett.

Career[change | change source]

As a playwright, Upton created adaptations of Hedda Gabler, The Cherry Orchard, Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Juan (with Marion Potts), Uncle Vanya, The Maids, Children of the Sun[1][2] and Platonov for the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and Maxim Gorky's The Philistines for London's Royal National Theatre.[3][4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Upton and Cate Blanchett met in 1996 on the set of a TV show, and were married on 29 December 1997.[5][6] They have four children: biological sons Dashiell John (born 3 December 2001),[7] Roman Robert (born 23 April 2004),[8] Ignatius Martin (born 13 April 2008),[9] and adopted daughter Edith Vivian Patricia,[10] whose adoption was confirmed on 6 March 2015.[11]

They lived in Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia, for many years.[12]

Following the sale of their property there in late 2015, Upton and Blanchett purchased in early 2016 a historic $6.25 million English manor, Highwell House, in Crowborough, East Sussex, England.[13]

Variety has reported that around the same time the couple also purchased a modern-minded five-bedroom duplex apartment in downtown Sydney once owned by satirist Barry Humphries, and purchased from The Celebrity Apprentice Australia host Mark Bouris for an amount "somewhere in the neighborhood of $8 million".[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RGM Literary – Andrew Upton". RGM Artist Group. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008.
  2. "Sydney Theatre Company Children of the Sun". Sydney Theatre Company. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. "Australian library collections". Libraries Australia. Retrieved 19 July 2008.
  4. "Andrew Upton on adapting Philistines". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2008.
  5. "Cate Blanchett: Getting married is insanity". People. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  6. "Cate Blanchett's wedding regrets". Celebrity Bride Guide. 10 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  7. "Cat Blanchett and Dashiell hop to it". People. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  8. "Cate Blanchett gives birth to a son". People. 26 April 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  9. "Cate Blanchett welcomes third son, Ignatius Martin". People. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  10. "Cate Blanchett Has Adopted a Baby Girl". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  11. Rothman, Michael (6 March 2015). "Cate Blanchett and Husband Andrew Upton Adopt a Baby Girl". ABC News. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  12. Hannah Edwards (8 July 2007). "Welcome to Cate Blanchett's dream eco-home". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  13. Alexandra Spangaro (18 January 2016). "Cate Blanchett purchases $6 million English manor 'Highwell House'". domain.com.
  14. Mark David (26 January 2016). "Cate Blanchett Picks Up U.K. Country Estate". Variety.

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