An Australian playwright, screenwriter, and director, Andrew Upton is best known for Stories of Lost Souls (2005), The Turning (2013), and Carol (2015). In addition to his work, Upton is also known as the husband of award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett.
Upton was born on 1 February 1966 in Australia. However, there is no information about his family background and parents to the media. As per his citizenship, he is Australian whereas ethnicity is not known.
Are Andrew and Cate are Happily Married?
Yes, there is no doubt. This long-term married couple has a solid and balanced conjugal relationship for over two decades without any sign of dispute. Recently, they've completed their 23 years of unity.
Upton, 59, and his partner, Саthеrіnе, 50, exchanged their wedding vows at an intimate ceremony on December 29, 1997. Now, having spent two decades together, the winner of the two Academy Awards said a date night for them is probably impossible due to their busy schedules
However, if they do it is usually somewhere they can go and talk. " I keep saying I’d like to go away for the weekend or something. We always have a grand plan and then it gets whittled down to going out for dinner," Cate told People.
Mr. and Ms. Upton Met in the 1990s
Upton met his future girlfriend Cate Blanchett on the set of a TV show named Thank God He Met Lizzie, in 1996. The pair didn't even like each other when they first met, Cate said on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
However, they met over a game of poker one night. Last but not least, after some alcohol, gambling, and canoodling between the sheets, they decided they actually did like one another. And this is how they met in the beginning.
And after three days of intense dating, the actress of Elizabeth realized that Andrew was the one with him while she was in bed. Fortunately, it was a false alarm. She also said on the show,
"I thought, s--t, he's gonna ask me to marry him and I'm gonna have to say yes and then he said, 'No, I'm hungry. Do you want to go get something to eat?'"
But less than a month fast-forward and Upton was ready to put a ring on it. Around 21 days later he proposed to her and she answered yes. It all happened because of Cate's cooking skills. Because she prepared the worst meal for Andrew.
The theatre director continues saying: “He ate it and then he asked me to marry him, so clearly he was, I don’t know, hallucinating.
Dad of Four Children
Altogether the duo who are in the early 50s has three biologicals sons and one adopted girl. On 3 December 2001, they welcomed their first son, Dashiell John. They also had two sons, Roman Robert, who was born April 23, 2004, and Ignatius Martin, born on April 13, 2008.
Upton and Blanchett, however, wanted more kids despite having their own three kids, wasn't enough. The couple then adopted Daughter Edith Vivian Patricia in 2015, the adoption of which was confirmed on 6 March 2015.
Additionally, the pair spent years working together to develop their families and their professional line. They own the production company Dirty Films and is also Sydney Theater Company's (STC) co-artistic directors and co-CEOs.
How Rich is Andrew Upton?
Andrew Upton, who works as a playwriter, producer, and screenwriter, has accumulated a massive fortune. He currently has an impressive net worth of $10 million as of early 2020. He has also a film production company, Dirty Films, with his wife, Blanchett Blanchett whose projects include Bangers (1999) and Little Fish (2006).
On the other hand, his partner Blanchett is a highly respected Australian actress who has a valuation of $85 million. She has earned mоѕt оf hеr fоrtunе from hеr саrееr аѕ аn асtrеѕѕ аnd а thеаtrе dіrесtоr. Between 2017 to 2018, she received $13 million to make her one of the world's top ten paying actresses.
Box Office Collections
To date, Cate has featured in a number of hits films to date. Likewise, she is best known for playing Queen Elizabeth I in the film Elizabeth in 1998, as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator in 2004. Her most successful films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Babel (2006), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and Ocean's 8 (2018).
Her 2008 film Benjamin Button's Curious Case grossed over $790 million worldwide on a $185 million budget. She appeared in superhero movie Thor in 2017: Ragnarok grossed $854 million, becoming the trilogy's highest-grossing film and 2017's ninth-highest-grossing film. The film also featured Sam Neill and Karl Urban.
Catherine's Endorsements and Advertising
In 2005, the seven-time Oscar nominee actress became the face of SK-II and SK-II beauty by Procter & Gamble. In 2013, she became a brand ambassador for women's fragrances for Giorgio Armani and was paid $10 million to use it.
Blanchett was the lead star of Giorgio Armani fragrance SA, filmed by Fleur Fortune in the January 2019 45-second commercial. Similarly, she is the patron and ambassador of the Australian Film Institute and its Academy of Cinema and Television Arts in Australia
As a Real Estate
Hollywood royalty, Australian actor Upton and Cate sold the $14.7 million house located in Hunters Hill for 3,642 square meters of land. Then after, they have purchased $4.5 million High well New House in the UK, situated in the East Sussex countryside near Crowborough.
Andrew and Blanchett's 9,028-square-foot mansion consists of seven bedrooms, eight full and two half bathrooms, and five reception rooms. There is also a living room, games room, a large eat-in kitchen, a dozen antique fireplaces, and a greenhouse on the spacious red-brick grounds.
Prior to that, they bought a $1.4 million weekend home at Berowra Waters in 2014 and a $1.92 million investment apartment for their kids. In 2013, Upton purchased a $780,000 apartment for his mother in Gladesville, near their former home in Hunters Hill.
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