Andrew Upton

Australian playwright and director

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.

Andrew Upton
Born (1966-02-01) 1 February 1966 (age 55)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationPlaywright, Screenwriter, Director
Spouse(s)
Cate Blanchett (m. 1997)
Children4

CareerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "RGM Literary – Andrew Upton". RGM Artist Group. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Sydney Theatre Company Children of the Sun". Sydney Theatre Company. Retrieved 13 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Australian library collections". Libraries Australia. Retrieved 19 July 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Andrew Upton on adapting Philistines". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Cate Blanchett: Getting married is insanity". People. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Cate Blanchett's wedding regrets". Celebrity Bride Guide. 10 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Cat Blanchett and Dashiell hop to it". People. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Cate Blanchett gives birth to a son". People. 26 April 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Cate Blanchett welcomes third son, Ignatius Martin". People. 13 April 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Cate Blanchett Has Adopted a Baby Girl". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. Rothman, Michael (6 March 2015). "Cate Blanchett and Husband Andrew Upton Adopt a Baby Girl". ABC News. Retrieved 6 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. Hannah Edwards (8 July 2007). "Welcome to Cate Blanchett's dream eco-home". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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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