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Actress Cate Blanchette Gives Birth

December 7, 2001

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It’s a boy for actress Cate Blanchett.

The Oscar-nominated star of ``Elizabeth″ who will appear in the upcoming World War II drama ``Charlotte Gray,″ gave birth this week to Dashiell John in London, publicist Lisa Kasteler said Thursday from Los Angeles.

The child is the first for the 32-year-old actress and her husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton. There were no details about the infant or place of birth. Kasteler said the baby and parents were doing fine.

Blanchett also stars in the upcoming Tom Tykwer film ``Heaven,″ which opens at the Berlin Film Festival, and she appears as the Elf Queen Galadriel in ``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,″ in theaters Dec. 19.

Upton has been writing a screen adaptation of ``Foucault’s Pendulum″ for Fineline Pictures, Kasteler said.

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