Cate Blanchett + Tim Flannery

Season 5, Episode 4

ICONOCLASTS: Blanchett+Flannery features Academy Award® winning actress Cate Blanchett and eco-scientist Tim Flannery. Blanchett shows Flannery around the Sidney Theatre Company, discusses her work as co-artistic director and reveals her plans to green the theatre with high-tech solar panels. Blachett follows Flannery to the Sidney Zoo where the two come face-to-face with the nearly extinct komodo dragon. Tim shares his plans to reintroduce the animal back into the Australian wild. The friends then travel to North Head, the place where the earth nearly died, to understand the stark risks of not taking actions towards fighting climate change. 

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Exploring Their Passions

Cate Blanchett and Tim Flannery tour the Sydney Theatre Company.

Historical Landscape

Tim Flannery and Cate Blanchett appreciate the unspoiled natural wonders of Sydney.

Rare Species

Cate Blanchett and Tim Flannery confront the world's deadliest beast!

What is an Iconoclast?

Cate Blanchett explains what it means to be an Iconoclast.

What is an Iconoclast?

Tim Flannery explains what it means to be an Iconoclast.

Director's Commentary

Director Bruce Sinofsky talks about the bonding between Cate Blanchett and Tim Flannery.

Cate Blanchett


Since graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Cate Blanchett has worked extensively in the theater: with Company B, a loose ensemble of actors including Geoffrey Rush, Gillian Jones and Richard Roxburgh based at Belvoir St. under the direction of Neil Armfield. Her roles included Miranda (The Tempest), Ophelia (Hamlet –for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award), Nina (The Seagull) and Rose (The Blind Giant is Dancing). READ MORE 

Tim Flannery


Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. A scientist, explorer, and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and many books. He has worked extensively in Oceania and eastern Indonesia and has been described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the great explorers of our times and as ‘a scientist who’s discovered more new species than Charles Darwin.’ READ MORE 



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