Kate Winslet Movies & Biography

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

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
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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