A schoolboy bagged an exclusive interview with world famous actress Cate Blanchett for his school’s magazine.

Hampton School sixth former Shakeel Hashim, 17, approached the Australian actress, who agreed to grant him an exclusive interview for the school’s publication Literary Lions.

The schoolboy said: “It was lovely to chat to Cate about her phenomenal career - she has a wealth of information to offer about artistic media, and hearing her thoughts on theatre and film was insightful and interesting.

“She really helped to add the finishing touch to an already brilliant issue of Literary Lions.”