Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton recently took over running the company. She is currently directing The Year of Magical Thinking and is expected to participate in the company's War of the Roses in early 2009.
Blanchett has appeared on stage in such works as Hedda Gabler and Plenty. She received the Academy Award for The Aviator and was nominated twice this year for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I'm Not There. Her other films include Notes on a Scandal, Babel, Elizabeth, and Pushing Tin.