I went home entranced and started writing more scenes for her character. Every time I picked up the screenplay the part of Meredith got a little bigger. Blanchett’s performance in the film owes as much to the screwball antics of Lucille Ball as it does to the classical dimension Geoffrey Rush spoke of when describing her debut performance in Electra. She’s a natural comedienne, a whole body actor whose love of dance is betrayed in the physicality she brings to each character. But it is her voice, rich and thrillingly able to transform accent and register, which marks her out as the real thing. (A Date With Cate

Bandits 2001 

Cate Blanchett, The Talented Dancer.