14th May ~ Birthday wishes for today go to ~ Cate Blanchett ~ Dustin Lynch ~ David Byrne ~ Dan Auerbach & Martine McCutcheon ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

Cate Blanchett

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Cate Blanchett
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Blanchett at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival
Born Catherine Élise Blanchett
14 May 1969 (age 44)[1]
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Andrew Upton (m. 1997)
Children 3

Catherine Élise “Cate” Blanchett (/ˈblɑːn.ət/; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades throughout her career, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

She came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the British Academy Award for Best Actress (BAFTA) and a Golden Globe award, and earned her firstAcademy Award nomination. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese‘s 2004 film, The Aviator, brought her critical acclaim and various accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In 2013, she starred in Woody Allen‘s Blue Jasmine, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She is one of only six actresses to win Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress and the only Australian actor to win two Academy Awards.

Blanchett’s other notable films include Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03), Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Veronica Guerin (2003), Babel (2006), Notes on a Scandal (2006), I’m Not There (2007), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Blanchett has also had an extensive career on stage, including starring as Susan in Plenty in the West End in 1999 and the title role in Hedda Gabler with the Sydney Theatre Company in 2004. From 2007-2012, she and her husband Andrew Upton were artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, with her roles including Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in Sydney, Brooklyn Academy of Music in NY, and Washington D.C, at the Kennedy Center (2006), Yelena in Uncle Vanya in Sydney, Washington D.C, at the Kennedy Center, and New York, at the Lincoln Center (2010) and The Maids in Sydney (2013) and New York, at the Lincoln Center(scheduled for August 2014), alongside French actress Isabelle Huppert.

Blanchett was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government on 30 March 2012.



Dustin Lynch

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Dustin Lynch
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Lynch performing in July 2012
Background information
Birth name Dustin Charles Lynch
Born May 14, 1985 (age 28)[1]
Nashville, TennesseeUSA[2]
Origin Tullahoma, Tennessee,USA[2]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011-present
Labels Broken Bow
Associated acts Tim Nichols
Website www.dustinlynchmusic.com

Dustin Charles Lynch (born May 14, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter.


David Byrne

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For other people named David Byrne, see David Byrne (disambiguation).
David Byrne
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David Byrne speaking at the 2006 Future of Music Policy Summit hosted by the McGill University Schulich School of Music inMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Background information
Born May 14, 1952 (age 62)
Dumbarton, Scotland
Genres New waveexperimental pop,worldbeatalternative rockpost-punkart punk
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, artist, writer, actor, director, film producer, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, flute, clavinet, slide guitar, harmonicaautoharp,harmonium, violin, accordionbuildings[1]
Years active 1974–present
Labels Luaka BopNonesuchThrill JockeySireWarner Bros.
Associated acts Talking HeadsBrian Eno,Caetano VelosoX-Press 2,Fatboy SlimThe BPASt. VincentAnna CalviArcade Fire,Tom ZéGhostigital.
Website www.davidbyrne.com
Notable instruments
Fender Duo-Sonic
Fender Stratocaster

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-born[2][3] musician permanently residing[4] in the United States, a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991.

Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received GrammyOscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Dan Auerbach

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Dan Auerbach
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Auerbach playing with The Black Keys in Tulsa, 2012.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Quine Auerbach
Born May 14, 1979 (age 34)
AkronOhioUnited States
Genres Blues rockgarage rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriterproducer
Instruments Vocalsguitarbass guitar,keyboarddrums
Years active 1999–present
Labels Alive RecordsFat Possum RecordsNonesuch RecordsV2 Records
Associated acts The Black KeysJessica Lea MayfieldBlakrocThe BarnburnersDr. JohnLana Del ReyBombino
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Harmony H78
Fender Telecaster
Supro Val Trol
Harmony Stratotone
Guild Thunderbird

Daniel Quine “Dan” Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.[1] As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced seven studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of The Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band’s 2011 album El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John (Locked Down) and Hacienda.


Martine McCutcheon

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Martine McCutcheon
Born Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting
14 May 1976 (age 37)
HackneyEast London, England, UK
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1988–present (acting)
1992–2002 (singing)
1995–present (TV appearances)
Spouse(s) Jack McManus (2012–present)
Partner(s) Gareth Cooke (1994–1996)

Martine Kimberley Sherri Ponting (born 14 May 1976), usually known as Martine McCutcheon, is an English singertelevision personalityactress and occasional radio presenter. McCutcheon had minor success as one third of the pop group Milan in the early 1990s, but it was her role as Tiffany Mitchell in the BBC‘s EastEnders that made her a household name in the UK. McCutcheon left the series at the end of 1998 to embark on a pop career, this time as a solo artist.

She had international success, reaching No. 1 in five countries with her debut single Perfect Moment. She released three albums to varying degrees of success, but her pop career stalled due to the poor reception of her third album in 2002. She has since appeared in various television programmes, in films such as Love Actually as ‘Natalie’, and on stage in My Fair Lady, where her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle won her a Laurence Olivier Award in 2002. She released her autobiography, Who Does She Think She Is? in 2000.



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