Cate Blanchett is so proud of her Australian heritage, she ensured those attending an awards show last week (09FEB05) were left in no doubt of her Antipodean roots.

The Aviator actress was attending the LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE awards at the capital's Dorchester Hotel when treasurer PETER CARGIN mistakenly described her as "that fabulous British actress - Cate Blanchett" whilst presenting the Director of the Year to Martin Scorsese.

Collecting the award on his behalf, Blanchett greeted the audience, "G'day, Sheilas. How ya all doing?"

13/02/2005 10:47