Kate Winslet

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

5th October, 1975




1st January, 1970



Kate Winslet (born 5.10.1975) is a British Oscar-nominated actress.

Childhood: Kate Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire. Her mother, Sally Ann, was a barmaid and her father, Roger, was a swimming pool contractor. Both were also actors, as are her sisters, Beth and Anna.

Kate began to study acting at the Redroofs Theatre School when she was 11. Whilst she was still at school, Winslet appeared in an advert for Sugar Puffs, directed by Tim Pope.

Career: Kate Winslet's TV career began with a role in Dark Season, a BBC children's science fiction series. She also appeared in an episode of Casualty, a popular BBC weekend hospital drama.

Winslet's film career began successfully, when she appeared in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures, playing a girl that helps a friend murder her mother.

Kate's breakthrough film was her appearance in Sense and Sensibility, alongside Emma Thompson, who had written the film's screenplay.

In 1997, Kate Winslet's performance in Titanic, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio saw her become an international star. The film was a huge commercial success and won 11 Academy Awards.

Following the massive success of Titanic, Winslet went on to make smaller independent films, such as Hideous Kinky and Holy Smoke! She has also turned down a number of roles that have gone on to be iconic, such as Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. For some time, Winslet became known as 'Corset Kate' as she had a propensity for taking roles in period dramas, such as Quills and Finding Neverland.

In 2005, Ricky Gervais invited Kate Winslet to appear in his comedy show Extras, sending herself up. In the show she tells another character that she is doing a film about the Holocaust because she is tired of losing out on Oscars. Gervais has since commented that Kate Winslet was his favourite guest on the show.

In 2007, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio signed up to be reunited onscreen again, in Revolutionary Road, a film set in the 1950s.

Personal Life: Kate Winslet dated the actor Stephen Tredre for five years, early on in her acting career. When Tredre died of cancer, Kate missed the premiere of Titanic to attend his funeral. She also had a relationship with another actor, Rufus Sewell.

In 1998, Kate Winslet married the film director Jim Threapleton. The pair have a daughter, Mia Honey, who was born in 2000. Winslet and Threapleton divorced in 2001 and Kate began dating Sam Mendes. She married Mendes in 2003, in the Caribbean. They have a son, Joe Alfie, who was born in 2003. They were divorced in 2011.

In 2012, Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in a secret wedding ceremony, rather than a lavish celebrity event. They were engaged since the summer before their marriage.

Jamie Oliver And 8 Other Celebrities Who Risked Their Lives In The Name Of Heroism

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 10 September 2018

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These screen heroes became real life heroes when they put their lives on the line.

It's impressive enough when ordinary civilians put themselves on the front line in a dangerous situation to rescue their friends, familiy and even people they don't know. But when celebrities do it, it completely changes the way people view them. And heroism among the elite is not as uncommon as you might think.

Image caption Kate Winslet has spoken of "bitter regrets" after working with particular film individuals

Speaking at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, the star said receiving the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film gave her an "opportunity" to say things that mattered to her.

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Says She Has "Bitter Regrets" After Working With Certain People

Kate Winslet Branded "Difficult" By Shamed Producer Harvey Weinstein

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 December 2017

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The actress said working with Weinstein was uncomfortable

Harvey Weinstein’s unfair influence over Hollywood and its leading ladies has been coming to light ever since the shocking revelations of his widespread sexual harassment and misconduct were exposed earlier this year. Now it is British actress Kate Winslet who has revealed herself to have been at the end of producer Weinstein’s authority after he labelled her "difficult" because she refused to tolerate his bullying.

Image caption Kate Winslet at the SFFilm Awards

The 42-year-old actress was deeply impressed working with Academy Award winning filmmaker on 'Wonder Wheel'; a story about a struggling married couple in the 50s on Coney Island; with his understanding of women a particular highlight.

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Praises Woody Allen In The Wake Of Dylan Farrow's Anger

Kate Winslet at the San Francisco International Film Festival's (SFFILM) Annual Awards Night at the Palace of Fine Arts. This year the the Festival honoured actors and filmmakers Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. - San Francisco, California, United States - Tuesday 5th December 2017

James Cameron Finally Reveals Why There Wasn't Room For Two On The 'Titanic' Door

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 November 2017

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The infamous Titanic door looked big enough for Rose and Jack, so why did only one survive?

It’s been 20 years since Titanic hit theatres - which means fans have had two decades to be mad at James Cameron over Jack’s death.

And to celebrate the movie’s anniversary, the director sat down with Vanity Fair where he tried (and failed) to make us all get over Jack's death once and for all.

During the interview Cameron was straight-up asked: “why doesn’t Rose make room for Jack on the door?” But, warning, his answer is a little unsatisfying.

Continue reading: James Cameron Finally Reveals Why There Wasn't Room For Two On The 'Titanic' Door

Kate Winslet Rendered 'Breathless' By Allison Janney On-Stage Kiss

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 November 2017

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It was an exciting moment at the Hollywood Film Awards.

It's never a big deal for an actor to lock lips with someone they don't know very well, but it's kind of adorable when they do it off a movie set. Kate Winslet got to smooch her idol Allison Janney at the Hollywood Film Awards, and it was everything she wanted.

Image caption Kate Winslet at 'The Mountain Between Us' screening

The 'Titanic' actress landed the Hollywood Actress Award for her role as Ginny in Woody Allen's fifties drama 'Wonder Wheel' during the awards show on Sunday (November 5th 2017), and during her acceptance speech she paid tribute to another winner of the night.

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Rendered 'Breathless' By Allison Janney On-Stage Kiss

Kate Winslet Took Charge Of The Sex Scene In The Mountain Between Us

By Rich Cline in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 October 2017

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Nobody had as much experience as her on set.

In the survival thriller The Mountain Between Us, Kate Winslet plays Alex, a gutsy photographer, opposite Idris Elba's play-it-safe doctor Ben, stranded after a plane crash and relying on each other to survive. For Winslet, the character felt familiar, and she related to Alex with ease.

Image caption Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in 'The Mountain Between Us'

"She acts in the exact same way I think I would have done," she says. "From quite a young age, I stood up for myself and strutted out into the world and carved my own path. And I really responded to that in Alex. She has that similar sense of self-possession and she's extremely self-sufficient."

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Took Charge Of The Sex Scene In The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet Reveals Idris Elba Was Nervous Filming Sex Scenes With Her

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 October 2017

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The pair star in the Mountain Between Us together

British acting icons, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are taking cinematic screens by storm with their new film, The Mountain Between Us. With decades of acting experience and scores of TV series and films on their collective CVs, the pair make for quite an impressive lead duo.

Kate Winslet revealed Idris Elba was nervous about their sex scenes

However, Kate has recently revealed Idris was incredibly nervous when filming the movie’s sex scenes and she had to take the lead to get the awkward filming done.

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Reveals Idris Elba Was Nervous Filming Sex Scenes With Her

Kate Winslet Reportedly Reuniting With James Cameron For 'Avatar' Sequels

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 04 October 2017

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Having last worked together twenty years ago on 'Titanic', Winslet will be joining Cameron's ambitious 'Avatar' sequels.

Kate Winslet has seemingly reversed her long-standing resolution never to work with James Cameron again, having reportedly signed up to feature in the director’s forthcoming sequels to blockbuster Avatar.

Cameron himself, who directed Winslet in her breakout role in Titanic two decades ago in what the actress described as an “ordeal”, told movie industry trade mag Deadline this week that she had signed on to play the role of a mysterious new character called Ronal in the movies.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” Cameron was quoted as saying on Wednesday (October 4th). “I can't wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

Continue reading: Kate Winslet Reportedly Reuniting With James Cameron For 'Avatar' Sequels

Kate Winslet speaking at WE Day which is part of WE, an organisation that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Kate Winslet - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2016 Awards - Press Room at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016

Kate Winslet - The Critics Circle Awards held at the May Fair Hotel - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th January 2016

Kate Winslet - Kate Winslet leaves her hotel with family and friends for the 'Steve Jobs' premiere - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th October 2015