Biography / trivia
* Kate Winslet was born on 5th October 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, England to Roger John Winslet, a swimming pool contractor and Sally Anne, a barmaid.
* Winslet has two sisters, elder sister Anna, younger sister Beth and a younger brother Joss. Her sisters are also actresses.
* She started to study drama at”Redroofs Theatre School” when she was just 11. She started her career at the age of 12 appearing for a Tv commercial Sugar Puffs cereal.
* Her television career started with BBC Tv serial “Dark Season” in 1991.
* Her first biggest blockbuster was Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in 1997. The movie was a huge commercial hit all over the world. James Cameron was planning to cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes and Gabrielle Anwar for the film but they turned down the offers. Winslet campaigned heavily for the role through phone calls and letters and ultimately convinced him to cast her. The movie became the highest-grossing film of all time with US$1.843 billion worldwide.
* Winslet dated actor and writer Stephen Tredre during 1991-95, unfortunately he died of bone cancer in 1997. She married director Jim Threapleton on 22nd Nov 1998 and divorced on 13th Dec 2001. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton in 2000.
* Winslet married director Sam Mendes in May 2003. The couple have a son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, born in 2003. The couple broke up in March 2010 and living separately.
* Apart from films she involves in social issues also. She actively participates in campaigns of PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals].
“I do feel that I’m very lucky to be in the position where I am working as an actress today and get to play very, very interesting roles. And to be recognized for those things is, you know, very rare. It’s a real blessing and I don’t take any of it lightly.”
“I exercise when I have time…which at the moment is not at all. And when it comes to dieting, I just don’t care. I watch myself as much as any average woman does, I’ll eat one cookie, not a whole box of cookies. But I’ll still eat the one cookie…sometimes two, or even three. But not the whole box.”
“I always wanted to be an actress for as long as I can remember, and I’m incredibly fortunate that my career has turned out the way it has.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1991||Dark Season||Colin Cant||Brigit Forsyth,Victoria Lambert|
|2||1992||Get Back||Maurice Gran||Ray Winstone,Carol Harrison|
|3||1994||Heavenly Creatures||Peter Jackson||Melanie Lynskey|
|4||1995||A Kid in KingArthur’sCourt||Michael Gottlieb||Thomas Ian Nicholas|
|5||1995||Sense and Sensibility||Ang Lee||Emma Thompson,Alan Rickman|
|6||1996||Jude||Michael Winterbottom||Christopher Eccleston|
|7||1996||Hamlet||Kenneth Branagh||Kenneth Branagh,Julie Christie|
|8||1997||Titanic||James Cameron||Leonardo DiCaprio,Billy Zane|
|9||1998||Hideous Kinky||Gillies MacKinnon||Saïd Taghmaoui,Carrie Mullan|
|10||1999||Faeries||Gary Hurst||Jeremy Irons,Dougray Scott|
|11||1999||Holy Smoke!||Jane Campion||Harvey Keitel|
|12||2000||Quills||Philip Kaufman||Geoffrey Rush,Joaquin Phoenix|
|13||2001||Enigma||Michael Apted||Dougray Scott,Saffron Burrows|
|14||2001||Iris||Richard Eyre||Judi Dench,Jim Broadbent|
|15||2003||The Life of David Gale||Alan Parker||Kevin Spacey,Laura Linney|
|16||2004||Eternal Sunshine ofthe Spotless Mind||Michel Gondry||Jim Carrey|
|17||2004||Finding Neverland||Marc Forster||Johnny Depp,Radha Mitchell|
|18||2005||Romance & Cigarettes||John Turturro||James Gandolfini,Susan Sarandon|
|19||2006||All the King’s Men||Steven Zaillian||Sean Penn,Jude Law|
|20||2006||Little Children||Todd Field||Patrick Wilson|
|21||2006||The Holiday||Nancy Meyers||Cameron Diaz,Jude Law|
|22||2008||The Reader||Stephen Daldry||David Kross,Ralph Fiennes|
|23||2008||Revolutionary Road||Sam Mendes||Leonardo DiCaprio|
|24||2011||Mildred Pierce||Todd Haynes||Guy Pearce,Evan Rachel Wood|
|25||2011||Contagion||Steven Soderbergh||Marion Cotillard,Matt Damon|
|26||2011||Carnage||Roman Polanski||Jodie Foster,Christoph Waltz|
|27||2013||Movie 43||P Forsberg||Elizabeth Banks|
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