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Australia's Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

From Reuters - January 4, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this years Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organizers said on Thursday.

Blanchett, 48, received international acclaim for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapurs 1998 film Elizabeth and has won three Golden Globe awards.

Other jury members for the 71st edition of the festival, which will run from May 8-19, will be announced at a later date.

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