Kate Winslet BiographyKate Winslet is one of the most successful actresses in the world elevated to the world star level. She is the recipient of multiple accolades, such as three British Academy Film Awards prizes, Golden Globe, Grammy, Emmy, Oscar awards, and proud owner of a star in Hollywood`s Walk of Fame.
Early lifeKate Elizabeth Winslet was born on October 5, 1975, in ancient Reading, Berkshire, England. Her parents were hereditary actors Sally Anne (nee Bridges) and Roger John Winslet. Young Kate grew up in a big and amicable family along with her sisters Beth and Anne and her brother Joss.
Acting career«Heavenly Creatures» movie, released in 1994, was a real breakthrough for a young Kate, who struggled to land her first job and attended many castings after graduating from the school.
The movie plot was based on a tragic real-life story that happened in 1952. Young teenage girl Juliet Hulme incited her friend Pauline Parker to kill her mother who banned girls from seeing each other, out of fear that their friendship is, in fact, lesbian relationship.
In 1995 Kate appeared in Ang Lee`s «Sense and Sensibility» movie in the role of Marianne Dashwood, which became one of the most symbolic in her career. For this role, Kate has received multiple awards, of which many of her fellow actors couldn`t even dream about, such as British Academy Film Award prize, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards nomination. It was a well-deserved triumph for a 21-year actress.
Branagh had directly invited Kate into the movie cast. Two years prior to «Hamlet» actress tried out for another film by this director dubbed «Mary Shelley`s Frankenstein», bud was outpaced by Helena Bonham Carter. However, Winslet managed to make a good impression on a director and he decided to invite Kate for his next project.
An incredible lineup of star actors was one of the most distinctive features of the «Hamlet»: besides Kenneth himself, the movie has featured a plethora of famous actors such as Gérard Depardieu, Julie Christie, John Gielgud, and Robin Williams. Obviously, working with such an accomplished and revered cast was a great honor, acting experience, and source of inspiration for Kate.
Her work on «Listen to the Storyteller» (2000) was equally successful and brought her much deserved Grammy award.
Her portrayal of Clementine in the romantic comedy «Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind» (2004) is considered to be one of the cornerstones in Winslet`s career. Kate considered Clementine to be one of her best and most interesting characters; unsurprisingly such performance had brought another «Oscar» nomination to her list. Critics and the general public alike praised their incredible synergy with her on-screen partner Canadian-American actor Jim Carrey.
2008 «Revolutionary Road» movie directed by famous Sam Mendes has presented itself as another lucky opportunity to showcase Kate`s acting talents. Viewers across the world were happy to watch Winslet reunite with Leonardo DiCaprio in leading roles.
A year of the filming of «Steve Jobs» (2015) drama film has brought Kate a plethora of awards: she received Gold Globe and British Academy Award prize and was nominated on yet another «Oscar».
Personal lifeFirst love has got Kate at the age of 16, at the very beginning of her acting career. She began a romantic relationship with Stephen Tredre, her fellow actor from the «Dark Season» series.
During the filming of «Hamlet», Kate fell to the irresistible charms of Rufus Sewell, who portrayed Fortinbras in the movie. Their passionate relationship ended as quickly as they began.
Jim Threapleton became the first official husband of Kate Winslet in 2000. They met each other in 1997 on a filming set of «Hideous Kinky» movie, in which he worked as assistant director. Together they had a daughter Mia in 2000 but unfortunately divorced just a year later due to «insurmountable differences”.