Dashiell John Upton Age – Meet Cate Blanchett’s Son

Profile summary of Dashiell John Upton
  • Name: Dashiell John Upton
  • Date of birth: December 3, 2001
  • Age: 22
  • Place of birth: Crowborough, East Sussex, England
  • Nationality: Australian/British
  • Ethnicity: Australian/English/Scottish/French
  • Parents: Andrew Upton (Father), Cate Blanchett (Mother)
  • Siblings: 2 Brothers (Roman Robert Upton and Ignatius Martin Upton) and 1 Sister (Edith Vivian Patricia Upton)
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Occupation: Celebrity Kid

Dashiell John Upton is a celebrity British-born kid who came to the limelight on account of his parents’ celebrity status. He is best known as the oldest son of very popular Australian-born actress, Cate Blanchett, and his father is an Australian playwright.

With over 60 movie credits to her name, Cate Blanchett is remembered for her roles in movies such as The Shipping News, The Gift, The Turning, Hanna, Robin Hood, and most notably in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. While quite a lot has been said and written about the veteran thespian, very little information is available when it concerns members of her family, particularly her children. This article focuses on the actress’ son Dashiell John Upton and all there is to know about the celebrity kid.

Dashiel John Upton is in his early 20s

Dashiell John Upton was born on December 3, 2001, under the zodiac sign of Pisces, in Crowborough, East Sussex, England. His birthplace grants him the rights and privileges of a British citizen. He also holds Australian citizenship on account of his parents’ hailing from Australia. As such, he has an Australian/English/Scottish/French ethnic heritage. The celebrity kid spent the majority of his early years in Crowborough, East Sussex, England, which is where many assume he had his early formal education, given that there is not enough information regarding that aspect of his life.

The 22-year-old prefers to keep details of his early life private and is yet to reveal where he had his pre-school, middle school, and high school education. When you consider his age, it would not be too far-fetched to come to the conclusion that he is currently a university undergraduate or on his way to becoming one.

Dashiell John Upton is the first of four children who call Cate Blanchett mother

While records show that Dashiell John is the first son of the famous actress and a talented screenwriter/playwright, other sources have nonetheless revealed to the public that he is just one of four children who have Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton as their parents. His siblings are named Roman Robert Upton, Ignatius Martin Upton, and Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.

Roman Robert Upton

Dashiell John Upton
Roman image source

After the birth of Dashiell, his parents rolled the baby dice and his mother Cate became pregnant with another child. After 9 months and roughly three years after Dashiell was born, the number of his family members increased from three to four with the arrival of his first baby brother. Sources close to the family reveal that the baby boy born to Cate Blanchett and her playwright husband arrived on April 23, 2004. Dashiell’s parents named his baby brother Roman Robert Upton. A running family prototype of privacy means that not much is known about the young boy who would be 20 years old now.

Ignatius Martin Upton

Dashiell John Upton

Dashiell’s family made the decision to return to their native country of Australia in 2006 when he was just five years old and his brother Roman was about 2 years old because of his mother’s desire to be closer to home and more importantly create a more permanent address for the upbringing of the kids. The then family of four made the move to Australia in November 2006 and just about 2 years later and almost 7 years after Dashiell was born, his parents gifted him another baby brother, Ignatius Marton Upton on April 13, 2008.

Again, the Upton family has pretty much made it clear that they have no interest in sharing the particulars of the Upton children online, and as such, certain details about Ignatius Martin Upton’s life are not currently available to the public. However, the youngest Upton son would be 16 years old now.

Edith Vivian Patricia Upton

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Edith and her mum – image source

Dashiell’s only sister and the youngest member of his immediate family is a little girl named Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. However, unlike her brothers, who are all biological children of the famous actress, Edith was adopted by Dashiell’s parents in 2015, a clear fulfillment of a desire that Dashiell’s parents had harbored since his birth as revealed by Dashiell’s mother Cate Blanchett.

Her exact date of birth is unknown, and although unverified sources claim she was born on March 6, 2015, that could simply be the date her adoption into the Upton family was finalized. Dashiell clearly loves his siblings and shares a very close bond with them. Dashiell’s family sold their Australian home in late 2015, shortly after Edith’s adoption, and returned to England where they purchased a home in East Sussex in 2016.

Dashiell John Upton’s parents got married in the late 90s

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Dashiell John Upton’s parents – image source

One of Hollywood’s perfect love stories, Dashiell’s parents have been together since 1996. This was the year they met on the set of a play they were both working on titled The Seagull. It wasn’t exactly love at first sight because the couple started out as colleagues while they also got to know each other as friends. Along the line, the couple decided to follow through with the inevitable attraction that comes with working together in such close proximity. Soon, they were lovers and would ultimately become engaged to be married in late 1996.

It took them almost a year to sort out the wedding arrangements on account of their hectic work schedule but they would eventually become officially married on December 29, 1997. The wedding was held at Deans Place Hotel in Crowborough, East Sussex, England, with many of their colleagues, friends, and family members present to witness the joyous occasion for the couple.

Dashiell John Upton’s father is also in show business

His profile might not be as padded and as glamorous as that of his wife, but Andrew Upton, Dashiell John Upton’s father, has done remarkably well for himself in the entertainment industry. He is an accomplished Australian playwright, screenwriter, and movie director. Born in Australia on February 1, 1956, the 68-year-old has a lot of theatrical works attributed to his brilliant mind, including the original play Riflemind (2007).

The play was directed by Phillip Seymour, premiered at the Sydney Theatre Company, and had stars such as Hugo Weaving. Andrew Upton and his wife Cate Blanchett co-founded the film production company Dirty Films, which is the executive producer of the FX series Mrs. America. Andrew also teamed up with his multitalented wife to become joint artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company over a nearly five-year period, beginning in 2008.

Upton’s impressive work as a playwright includes creative adaptations of Children of the Sun, The Maids, Uncle Vanya, Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Juan, and The Cherry Orchard amongst others. His accumulated net worth over a still ongoing impressive career is an estimated $10 million.

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Dashiell John Upton’s mother is a very successful actress

Aside from her very appealing net worth of around $85 million, the actress’ work speaks for itself. Born on May 14, 1969, in Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, as Catherine Elise Blanchett, the Australian actress began her stage acting career at a relatively young age of 23 with a well-highlighted role in the 1992 play Oleanna. A few months down the line, she was cast as the character Clytemnestra in the play Electra.

Her diligent work over several other plays became the launching pad for her to land her first movie role in the 1997 feature-length film Paradise Road. The rest as they say is history as the actress has over 60 film credits to her name, including some blockbusters such as An Ideal Husband, The Man Who Cried, Pushing Tin, and Robin Hood.

Cate Blanchett’s first son is well built and good looking

While the celebrity kid’s physical stats, including his height and weight, appear to be currently unavailable, he nonetheless looks pleasing on the eye with classic Aussie good looks courtesy of his mother’s dominant gene. He also has a healthy body weight to go with his dark brown hair and brown eyes.

It also appears that Dashiell has made no indication about what career path he intends to start on and despite his storied family background, he prefers to keep a low profile. However, should he decide to join his parents in showbiz, we are certain he will not be in short supply of moral or financial support.

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