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Cate Blanchett looks stylish in a plunging tweed blazer and oversized glasses at special screening of Shayda

Cate Blanchett looked as stylish as ever as she attended a special screening of Shayda at The Soho Hotel in London on Friday. 

The actress, 54, nailed business chic in a plunging tweed blazer and a quirky oversized pair of glasses for the event. 

She teamed her look with a matching pair of peg leg trousers and some patent black brogues. 

Posing for photos at the event, Cate was joined by film producer Coco Francini, with whom she owns independent production company, Dirty Films. 

Shayda, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in January, follows the story of an Iranian immigrant woman in Australia. 

Cate Blanchett, 54, looked as stylish as ever as she attended a special screening of Shayda at The Soho Hotel in London on Friday

Cate Blanchett, 54, looked as stylish as ever as she attended a special screening of Shayda at The Soho Hotel in London on Friday

The actress nailed business chic in a plunging tweed blazer and a quirky oversized pair of glasses for the event

The actress nailed business chic in a plunging tweed blazer and a quirky oversized pair of glasses for the event

It comes after Cate slammed her home country’s hardline anti-migration policies. 

Blanchett, who is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, gave an emotional speech to the European Parliament in Brussels, presenting insights into the plight of refugees and stateless people around the world. 

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The Australian actress on the European Union to provide $600 million in support for the protection of displaced refugees, and to help dispel ‘dangerous myths’ about migration. 

‘I am not denying that this is complex,’ she told the European Parliament. 

During her address, the Academy Award winner drew attention to Australia’s refugee policy, which for years has seen asylum-seekers sent to detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

The mother-of-four said she felt ‘shame and regret’ about Australia’s policy, noting the psychological impact experienced by many detained refugees.

 ‘As an Australian, I can tell you that we learnt the hard way; the devastating physical and mental torment that refugees experienced while corralled offshore.’ 

‘The psychological damage to those guarding them. The billions of dollars of taxpayers money wasted on a now discredited and largely abandoned approach.’

Posing for photos at the event, Cate was joined by film producer Coco Francini, with whom she owns independent production company, Dirty Films

Posing for photos at the event, Cate was joined by film producer Coco Francini, with whom she owns independent production company, Dirty Films

She added: ‘And, may I say, the resultant shame and regret many of us feel surrounding these ineffective and inhumane policies,’ Blanchett added. 

Blanchett however did not take aim at any EU countries, despite the recent stiffening of refugee policies by the likes of Italy, Poland and Hungary. 

Her speech was capped with a standing ovation. 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations agency created to protect and aid refugees. 

Blanchett was announced as Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR in 2006.

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