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.
'The Mountain Between Us' is a survival adventure directed by Hany Abu-Assad.
Nobody likes to have their flight cancelled, especially when it means missing your own wedding or someone else's emergency surgery. But when fate seemingly gives you a way out, it can really put your initial problem in perspective. Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in wildnerness survival drama 'The Mountain Between Us'.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in 'The Mountain Between Us'
Based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin, which he released to much acclaim in 2011, the story follows two very different people whose lives collide when they try to solve their respective problems and end up on a tempestuous voyage of survival, friendship and self-discovery. But mainly survival.
When two people from different walks of life find themselves unable to take their scheduled flights for their respective appointments the following day, they decide to band together to find another way. Ben Bass is an English surgeon determined to get to his patient in Baltimore, while Alex Martin is a journalist on her way to her wedding. When the latter suggests boarding a charter plane, it seems like a great idea - that is until they crash on a snowy mountain with a huge expanse of wildnerness surrounding them. With their pilot dead, the plane broken and no chance of being found out there since the pilot failed to file a flight plan, their only chance of survival is to trek across the mountain and pray for salvation. But they have to hurry; there's no food or water, and it seems their only shelter is the plane which they have to leave behind.
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Winslet was speaking at the fourth annual WE Day in London about her experiences of being bullied in school.
Kate Winslet has urged young people that they should try to feel “indestructible” as they pursue their goals in life, opening up about her experiences of being bullied over her weight while she was at school.
The 41 year old actress and mother-of-three gave a speech at the fourth annual WE Day at London’s SSE Arena on Wednesday (March 22nd), and said that young people should try to ignore bullying and maintain their sense of self-worth as they follow their dreams.
Kate Winslet speaking at WE Day in London
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
The star is due to speak at an event in Wembley on March 22
Actress Kate Winslet is joining a number of other high profile names to encourage children to change the world as part of a charity’s call to action day. The multi-award winning star will take to the stage in the SSE Arena, Wembley on March, 22 in a rallying cry to young people.
Kate Winslet will join a host of stars in call to action
The Titanic superstar will speak out and try to encourage the younger generation to make a positive difference to the local and global communities by tackling the issues of diversity, homelessness and access to clean water.
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Kate Winslet , Edward Norton - Kate Winslet and Edward Norton on location filming 'Collateral Beauty' at Lower East Side Girls Club - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 26th February 2016
In the heist thriller Triple 9, Kate Winslet is almost unrecognisable as the fearsome Irina, a ruthless Russian-Israeli mobster.
This was her first chance to play a proper villain (her baddie in the Divergent series is more nuanced), and she threw herself into it.
"It's nothing like anything I've ever done before," she says. "Also, when I made this film I had just had a baby. And I have to be honest: just from an acting standpoint, I wanted a short, sharp jolt back into reality. I wanted to feel terrified, I wanted to feel out of my comfort zone and to work with a great group of people."
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After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings his edgy Wild West sensibilities to this gritty present-day heist thriller. The film is fierce and stylish, and utterly gripping even though there's the nagging sensation that nothing is happening under the surface. Thankfully, the actors add plenty of terrific texture to their characters.
It's set in Atlanta, where Terrell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) leads his crew of thugs (Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jr., Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus) through a riotously dangerous bank robbery. They're working for the cold-hearted Russian mobster Irina (Kate Winslet), who demands an even bigger heist before she'll pay them. Terrell has a child with Irina, so feels like he has little choice in the matter, but his team is made up of unstable hotheads and corrupt cops who have their own opinions. One of the cops also has a new partner in Chris (Casey Affleck), a tenacious good guy who's the nephew of a cynical detective (Woody Harrelson) who's just beginning to crack this case. So the gang decides to distract the city's police force with a triple 9, code for a downed officer, while they carry out their next elaborate robbery. The question is who will take the bullet.
Matt Cook's script is a bundle of mad twists and turns, usually the result of impulsive gang members who act without thinking. The tension is very high, as each person's morality is warped at every turn. All while Chris tries to remain upright in the middle of a storm he doesn't quite understand. Each character is up against a wall, ready to do whatever it takes to survive in a situation that is getting increasingly out of control. And without more subtext, or at least a sense of these people's back-stories, no one on-screen is very likeable.
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The actress' school has been forced to release a statement denying the remark
Kate Winslet wowed the crowds with her best supporting actress BAFTA win for her role in the biopic Steve Jobs but the British star created immediate controversy with her acceptance speech. Taking to the stage with her award, the 40-year-old claimed as a young woman she had once been to “settle for the fat girl parts”.
The star took home the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA
The three times BAFTA winner dedicated her award to all women who have previously been the subject of criticism.
Yes Rose did just leave Jack to die at the end of Titanic, even Kate Winslet knows it.
Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio have been spending a lot of time together recently, as both actors are out on the awards show circuit. But while pictures of Leo and Kate together have been bringing back a lot of feels for Titanic fans, the two actors can’t believe that 20 years on there’s still so much love for Jack and Rose.
Kate Winslet has been speaking about her Titanic role.
Appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Winslet was first forced to admit what we’d all been thinking for the past two decades, yes Rose did just leave Jack to die in those icy waters.
The actress spoke out about him at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
Kate Winslet remains one of the most down-to-earth British actresses ever, and proved as much in her hilarious tribute to friend and colleague Alan Rickman at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, where she landed the best supporting actress prize for her role in 'Steve Jobs'.
Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman worked together more than once
The actress seemed especially emotional when she went to collect her award, first asking the audience to stand and applaud in honour of Rickman, with whom she starred on 2014's 'A Little Chaos' which he also directed. She first worked with him, however, on 1995's 'Sense and Sensibility' where she played Marianne Dashwood.
Fassbender scored the role of Jobs after Bale left the project last year.
Michael Fassbender has admitted he thinks Christian Bale would have been ‘perfect’ to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic of the late Apple founder. Bale was originally signed on to the project but left last November, with Fassbender then being brought in as his replacement.
Michael Fassbender at the Steve Jobs premiere.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Fassbender said, "I thought to myself: Christian Bale is perfect, why isn’t he doing it? I actually called him up and told him that myself.”
Date of birth
5th October, 1975
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