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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 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'.

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in '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.

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The Mountain Between Us Trailer


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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Kate Winslet Urges Children To Feel "Indestructible" In Anti-Bullying Speech


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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.

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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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Collateral Beauty Review

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Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in danger of tipping over into extreme sentimentality, and this one very quickly gets bogged down in buckets of syrup. It's a slickly made movie with a first-rate cast, but occasional glimpses of gritty honesty aren't quite enough to counteract sudsy philosophising that sounds profound but is actually rather shallow.

It's set in New York, where advertising company owner Howard (Will Smith) is still lost in grief six months after the death of his 6-year-old daughter. And his business partners are worried that the company is falling apart as a result. In desperation, best pal Whit (Edward Norton), protege Claire (Kate Winslet) and rising-star Simon (Michael Pena) hire a private detective (Ann Dowd) to determine Howard's mental fitness to run the company. They also hire three actors to confront him as Love (Keira Knightley), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Death (Helen Mirren), abstract concepts he's obsessed with. But they don't know that Howard is also considering attending a grief counselling meeting run by Madeleine (Naomie Harris).

Directed with a magical sheen by David Frankel (Hope Springs) and written to within an inch of its life by Allan Loeb (The Switch), there's nothing about this film that doesn't feel contrived and controlled. In addition to their scenes with Howard, each of the three actors has an impact on the colleague who needs their specific gifts. And there are a number of revelations and twists that feel annoyingly hokey. Even so, the cast is strong enough to add moments of lightness that lift the movie briefly out of the sludge. Mirren, Knightley and Latimore have a sparky edge as the story's catalysts. While Norton, Winslet and Pena bring some raw, honest emotion to their own personal dramas.

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When Myrtle (Tilly) was little, she lived a happy life, along with her mother in the small town of Dungatar. When the local school bully is found dead with Myrtle standing over the body, she is immediately accused of the murder and at the behest of the boy's father (who's also a town councillor) Tilly's packed off to boarding school to live a life away from the town and her mother.

Forced to grow up quickly, Tilly runs away to Europe where she finds herself being taken in by a skilled seamstress - sewing was one of the skills that her mother taught her before being forced to leave. Tilly eventually finds herself being recommended to a famous designer who teaches Tilly how to make wonderful clothes.

As years pass, Tilly's mother Molly Dunnage is still constantly talked about and at the centre of any rumours and little by little becomes less able to look after herself. Now living in her dilapidated home, there are few people who speak to her and even less willing to help the old lady to help look after her. 

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Kate Winslet - Stars on the set of 'Collateral Beauty,' filming in Manhattan - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 4th March 2016

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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

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Kate Winslet Loved Playing A 'Trashy Slut' In Triple 9


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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."

Kate Winslet spent hours in makeup to perfect her hair

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Triple 9 Review

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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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Kate Winslet Courts Controversy After Revealing She Was Told To "Settle For Fat Girl Roles"


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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”.

Kate WinsletThe 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.

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Kate Winslet Says Leonardo DiCaprio Is Still The Same Person He Was When They Filmed 'Titanic'


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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.

Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprioWinslet and DiCaprio at the premiere of 'Revolutionary Road' in 2008

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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 - 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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Kate Winslet - A Little Chaos - UK film premiere held at the Odeon Kensington - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th April 2015

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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

When two people from different walks of life find themselves unable to take their scheduled...

Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Collateral Beauty Movie Review

Dramas exploring the nature of death and the true meaning of life are always in...

Collateral Beauty Trailer

Collateral Beauty Trailer

Love, time and death connect every single human being on earth, we long for love,...

The Dressmaker Trailer

The Dressmaker Trailer

When Myrtle (Tilly) was little, she lived a happy life, along with her mother in...

Triple 9 Movie Review

Triple 9 Movie Review

After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings...

Triple 9 Trailer

Triple 9 Trailer

Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage...

Steve Jobs Movie Review

Steve Jobs Movie Review

Sidestepping arguments about accuracy, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle take an artistic, impressionistic...

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Steve Jobs - First Look Trailer

Steve Jobs - First Look Trailer

Steve Jobs was an entrepreneur from the day of his birth and became one of...

A Little Chaos Movie Review

A Little Chaos Movie Review

Audiences looking for a French historical costume drama should look elsewhere, but those who enjoy...

Insurgent Movie Review

Insurgent Movie Review

A sharp improvement on the original, this second entry in The Divergent Series has a...

A Little Chaos Trailer

A Little Chaos Trailer

In the palace of Versailles, a tremendous garden is maintained. One day, the builder and...

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer

Following on from the events of 'Divergent', the mysterious government has discovered a magical maguffin...

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer

Following the revelation that she is Divergent and not specialised for any of the dystopian...

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