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Blanchett to star as Beatrix Potter for Phoenix

Cate Blanchett has taken the lead role in Phoenix Pictures' Miss Potter, the biopic of Beatrix Potter, which will be directed by Bruce Beresford. Blanchett, who is also attached to star in Alias Grace for Working Title Films, will play the young spinster who became a bestselling author with her timeless children's books based around characters such as Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggywinkle and Jemima Puddleduck.

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