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.
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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."
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Loved Playing A 'Trashy Slut' In Triple 9
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.
Continue reading: Triple 9 Review
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.
Also, she's up for an award herself and is keen to see DiCaprio win for his role in 'The Revenant', as he is hotly tipped to do so.
Kate Winslet has said that she won’t be boycotting the Oscars because she feels that 2015 represented a particularly strong year for women in the film industry and would be “letting my side down” if she didn’t attend.
This year’s Oscars nominations drew massive criticism for a lack of diversity in the acting categories, as all 20 spaces in the lead and supporting categories, both male and female, went to white actors. However, the 40 year old star will not be joining in the organised non-attendance along with Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, she said at the premiere for her new movie Triple 9.
Kate Winslet at the premiere of 'Triple 9' on Tuesday (Feb 9th)
Winslet says that although he's more "centered" now, he's the same great friend he was two decades ago.
As co-stars in Titanic, the second highest grossing movie of all time, Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio’s romance as Rose and Jack captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world. Nearly two decades later, Winslet has spoken about how Leo is still basically the same great person he was back then.
The duo have remained close since they filmed Titanic back in 1996 in their early twenties. Winslet, 40, says that the 41 year old star of The Revenant may be a bit more “settled” than back then, but that he’s hardly changed since they first worked together.
Winslet and DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Revolutionary Road' in 2008
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.
Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage has turned into a habit that's about to land them in a lot of trouble. When a powerful member of the Russian mafia learns of Tompkins' money making ways, she blackmails him and his team into pulling a heist for her. Fearing they'll be exposed, the gang carry out the job for Irene, a woman who might look glamourous but has a dark soul. Once the job's complete, the crew believe they're in the clear but savvy Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen has been put on the case and he soon discovers that there's probably more to the robbery than first thought.
That's not the only problem facing Tompkins, Irene tracks the cop down and requests another job - if refused Irene won't hesitate in taking their lives. This job is far bigger than the last and is an almost impossible mission. Feeling their only option is to distract all the cops in their district, the team come up with a plan to pull a Triple 9 call - police code for 'officer down'. However, with Sergeant Detective Allen constantly uncovering more information and being faced with the ordeal of killing one of their own, the job will be far from straight forward.
Triple 9 is directed by John Hillcoat who also directed 2012's Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy & the film adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.
Sidestepping arguments about accuracy, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle take an artistic, impressionistic approach to this biopic about the iconic Apple founder. Using a structure that would work perfectly on stage, the film tells his story through just three extended scenes. In the process, it reveals even more about human nature than it does about Steve Jobs or the tech business.
The first segment is set in 1984, as Steve (Michael Fassbender) is about to launch the game-changing Macintosh computer with cofounder Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen), marketing expert Joanna Hoffman (Kate Winslet) and developer Andy Hertsfeld (Michael Stuhlbarg). As he organises the launch event to within an inch of its life, he's interrupted by his ex-girlfriend Chrisann (Katherine Waterston), but Steve still refuses to accept that her 5-year-old daughter is his. He also has an important conversation with the Apple chairman John Sculley (Jeff Daniels) just before going on-stage. This same scenario is repeated two more times, at the 1988 launch of NeXT and at the 1998 launch of the iMac, tracing Steve's fierce business acumen, complex interaction with his colleagues, and his evolving connection with his daughter.
Fassbender bravely never hedges his bets as Jobs, finding a tricky balance in an innovator who changed the world but never quite made sense of his personal or professional relationships. This is a man who is likeable and cruel at the same time, eliciting both laughter and gasps of horror from the audience. Fassbender's kinetic energy is hugely engaging, matched cleverly by Winslet's Hoffman, the only person with whom Jobs speaks about his own flaws. With both Rogen's generous Wozniak and Stuhlbarg's determined Hertzfeld, Jobs is much more dismissive, although there's respect under the surface. And its the literate banter with Daniels' thoughtful Sculley that gives the film its brainy kick, especially as it's so inventively written and directed to weave conversations right into flashbacks.
Continue reading: Steve Jobs Review
Winslet was asked about Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay about the gender divide in terms of pay in the movie industry.
The gender pay gap in the movie industry may be one of the hot issues of the moment ever since Jennifer Lawrence’s famous essay on the subject, but Kate Winslet reckons that it’s not particularly becoming of her female colleagues to speak so openly about it.
“I'm having such a problem with these conversations,” the actress said in a new interview when the topic of male actors being paid more than females for roles of the same profile was raised. “I understand why they are coming up but maybe it's a British thing. I don't like talking about money; it's a bit vulgar isn't it?”
Kate Winslet was speaking to BBC's Newsbeat about Jennifer Lawrence's recent essay
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Finds The Hollywood Pay Gap Conversation "Vulgar"
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5th October, 1975
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