Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet (born 5.10.1975)

Kate Winslet is a British Oscar-nominated actress.

Kate Winslet: 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.

Kate Winslet: Acting 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.

Kate Winslet: 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.

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24th March 2014 -

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21st March 2014 -

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21st March 2014 -

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20th March 2014 -

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With a cast like that of new blockbuster Divergent it’s not a surprise that the movie’s premiere was packed with stylish stars. The red carpet was swarming with a wealth of designer ensembles, and that’s...

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20th March 2014 -

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19th March 2014 -

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Kate Winslet gave birth to her first boy last December, but she and husband Ned Rocknroll gained a rather large amount of attention when naming their child.The couple, who married in December 2012, named their...

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18th March 2014 -

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Kate Winslet's name will be remembered for many years to come as the British actress is prized with one of Hollywood's top honors.The already celebrated actress received the 2,520th star on the Hollywood Walk of...

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4th February 2014 -

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31st January 2014 -

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31st January 2014 -

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30th January 2014 -

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Kate Winslet’s new film Labor Day, which opens in the US tomorrow (January 31, 2013) has received a mixed reaction from critics, with many finding the plot just too far fetched. The film co-stars...

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23rd January 2014 -

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Kate Winslet is a great actress and was amazing in The Reader

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HelloMy comment is that I like Kate Winslet I liked her song What If which she released in 2001 it's the best song I like and Kate has a good voice for the songPlease add some pictures to the website of Kate Winslet because I want to see what she looks like make sure pictures are displayed in full and want to see her clothes of what she wears skirts dresses of Kate

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Kate Winslet is a poor actress...in Mildred Pierce she was totally wooden ..she should not have won the emmy...why reward people with no talent....

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Just wanted to let you know that you can now bid for Kate Winslet's D&G suit that she wore to the Golden Globes last year on the vinspired auction site! She donated her suit to vinspired, who have customised it and turned it into a dress and are now auctioning it off to raise money for AIDS charity, Body & Soul.Also, there are lots of other celeb items there, including Fearne Cotton's skirt and Alex Zane's T-shirt.Just visit their Ebay pageand start bidding (there are not many days left)! Posted on behalf of vinspired

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hello.i have to request to you give me your(kate winslet) email address.please do for me a favour please.

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