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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.



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


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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.

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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.

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


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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.”

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Why Kate Winslet Could Not Avoid Ice Stunt On 'The Mountain Between Us'


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Kate Winslet is set to appear alongside Idris Elba on the adventure drama 'The Mountain Between Us' this Fall, which sees her perform many an action stunt - including getting dunked into ice cold water twenty years after the first time she did it in 'Titanic'.

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The 41-year-old spoke about this particular scene on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', admitting that there was no way her fanbase would forgive her if she shied away from completing the stunt - especially the ones who continue to insist that there was enough room on that floating door for Jack as well as Rose on 'Titanic'.

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Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Quote Titanic Lines To Each Other


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Fans of romance couldn’t help but be charmed by the ultimate show of love Rose and Jack displayed in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic (apart from that space issue on the debris in the water) so people will be thrilled to know the actors - Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet - remain just as close as their onscreen counterparts.

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While there is no sign of physical romance between the pair, the long-standing friends continue to be loving in the platonic way and actress Kate, 41, revealed the two quote lines from Titanic to one another when they’re in a playful mood.

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Kate Winslet Wanders The Wilderness With Idris Elba In 'The Mountain Between Us'


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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'.

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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.

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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

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Kate Winslet Joins Call To Encourage Young Children To Change The World


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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.

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

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Kate Winslet Jokes About 'Titanic' Ending: 'Jack Could Have Fit On That Bit Of Door'


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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 WinsletKate 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.

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

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Steve Jobs Review

Extraordinary

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.

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

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Michael Fassbender Thinks Christian Bale Would Have Made A 'Perfect' Steve Jobs


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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.

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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.”

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Steve Jobs Trailer


Steve Jobs is widely regarded as a pioneer in the age of technology, making the computer accessible to all with his billionaire organisation Apple Inc. Though as much as he was a genius, he made a lot of enemies on his way to fame, fortune and recognition while relying on his skilled best friend Steve Wozniak. He refused to co-operate with much of the staff at Apple including CEO John Sculley, and henceforth detached himself from the company, but meanwhile his personal life was no more amicable. Refusing to be a father to his college girlfriend Chrisann Brennan's daughter Lisa and denying all paternity shone a bad light on him in the eyes of his family, his colleagues and the public especially when paternity was proven. But upon his return to Apple came a new man, humbled by his previous behaviour and willing to be both a father and a fair businessman. But of all the sacrifices he made to make Apple great, his health suffered most of all.

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Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet - Premiere of 'Divergent' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th March 2014

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Kate Winslet

Date of birth

5th October, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.69


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Kate Winslet Movies

The Mountain Between Us Trailer

The Mountain Between Us Trailer

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Steve Jobs Movie Review

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A Little Chaos Trailer

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