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Cate Blanchett to walk the red carpet at London premiere of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine


Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will walk the red carpet tonight at the UK premiere of her new film Blue Jasmine.

The actress will join Sally Hawkins, who plays her on-screen sister in the Woody Allen film, at the event in central London.

Blanchett, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2004 for The Aviator, plays New York socialite Jasmine, who moves in with her sister when her marriage and pampered life falls apart.

The Australian actress, whose career includes roles in Notes On A Scandal and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, said she had "given up hope" of ever working with Allen.

She told ABC news: "Like so many actors, when you hear Woody Allen is interested in working with you, you take that call."

The premiere is at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square.

It was announced at the weekend that Hollywood veteran Allen will be honoured at the next Golden Globe Awards for his career, which has seen him produce a string of critically-acclaimed films including Annie Hall and Hannah And Her Sisters.