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.
These screen heroes became real life heroes when they put their lives on the line.
It's impressive enough when ordinary civilians put themselves on the front line in a dangerous situation to rescue their friends, familiy and even people they don't know. But when celebrities do it, it completely changes the way people view them. And heroism among the elite is not as uncommon as you might think.
Jamie Oliver outside the BBC Radio 2 studios
1. Jamie Oliver - Last week, the celebrity chef pursued a man on foot after he attempted to break into both his London home and a neighbour's, and ended up pinning him to the ground and holding him there until the police arrived on scene. The would-be burglar was described as 'aggressive', but Jamie wasn't about to give in when he had a wife and five children to defend.
The award winning actress auctioned off three 'Jack and Rose' dates with former co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio
Hollywood superstar Kate Winslet has helped to fund life-saving treatment for a cancer patient, it has been revealed. The Titanic actress enlisted the help of her former co-star and long-time friend, Leonardo Dicaprio to help new mum, Gemma Nuttall.
Leo and Kate have raised money for a mum battling ovarian cancer
Gemma, 29, had previously shunned drugs to treat an aggressive form of ovarian cancer after being told it would terminate her pregnancy.
The actress was speaking at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards
Award-winning Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has spoken out about the "bitter regrets" she has after working with "certain individuals" in the film industry. The British actress has recently appeared in Wonder Wheel - directed by Woody Allen, whose daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexual assault.
Kate Winslet has spoken of "bitter regrets" after working with particular film individuals
Speaking at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, the star said receiving the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film gave her an "opportunity" to say things that mattered to her.
The actress said working with Weinstein was uncomfortable
Harvey Weinstein’s unfair influence over Hollywood and its leading ladies has been coming to light ever since the shocking revelations of his widespread sexual harassment and misconduct were exposed earlier this year. Now it is British actress Kate Winslet who has revealed herself to have been at the end of producer Weinstein’s authority after he labelled her "difficult" because she refused to tolerate his bullying.
Kate Winslet said she refused to put up with Harvey Weinstein's bullying
The actress - who has starred in big films including Revolutionary Road and The Reader - has spoken out about her experiences with shamed Weinstein who has faced hundreds of accusations of sexual misconduct.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Branded "Difficult" By Shamed Producer Harvey Weinstein
Kate thinks Woody is in touch with his feminine side.
With her new film 'Wonder Wheel' out now, Kate Winslet has heaped praise on director Woody Allen for his portrayal of women in his movies. Kate has even gone as far as to say that she thinks he has womanly attributes buried under his masculine exterior.
Kate Winslet at the SFFilm Awards
The 42-year-old actress was deeply impressed working with Academy Award winning filmmaker on 'Wonder Wheel'; a story about a struggling married couple in the 50s on Coney Island; with his understanding of women a particular highlight.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Praises Woody Allen In The Wake Of Dylan Farrow's Anger
The infamous Titanic door looked big enough for Rose and Jack, so why did only one survive?
It’s been 20 years since Titanic hit theatres - which means fans have had two decades to be mad at James Cameron over Jack’s death.
And to celebrate the movie’s anniversary, the director sat down with Vanity Fair where he tried (and failed) to make us all get over Jack's death once and for all.
During the interview Cameron was straight-up asked: “why doesn’t Rose make room for Jack on the door?” But, warning, his answer is a little unsatisfying.
It was an exciting moment at the Hollywood Film Awards.
It's never a big deal for an actor to lock lips with someone they don't know very well, but it's kind of adorable when they do it off a movie set. Kate Winslet got to smooch her idol Allison Janney at the Hollywood Film Awards, and it was everything she wanted.
Kate Winslet at 'The Mountain Between Us' screening
The 'Titanic' actress landed the Hollywood Actress Award for her role as Ginny in Woody Allen's fifties drama 'Wonder Wheel' during the awards show on Sunday (November 5th 2017), and during her acceptance speech she paid tribute to another winner of the night.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Rendered 'Breathless' By Allison Janney On-Stage Kiss
Nobody had as much experience as her on set.
In the survival thriller The Mountain Between Us, Kate Winslet plays Alex, a gutsy photographer, opposite Idris Elba's play-it-safe doctor Ben, stranded after a plane crash and relying on each other to survive. For Winslet, the character felt familiar, and she related to Alex with ease.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in 'The Mountain Between Us'
"She acts in the exact same way I think I would have done," she says. "From quite a young age, I stood up for myself and strutted out into the world and carved my own path. And I really responded to that in Alex. She has that similar sense of self-possession and she's extremely self-sufficient."
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Took Charge Of The Sex Scene In The Mountain Between Us
The pair star in the Mountain Between Us together
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.
Kate Winslet revealed Idris Elba was nervous about their sex scenes
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.
Continue reading: Kate Winslet Reveals Idris Elba Was Nervous Filming Sex Scenes With Her
Having last worked together twenty years ago on 'Titanic', Winslet will be joining Cameron's ambitious 'Avatar' sequels.
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.”
Date of birth
5th October, 1975
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