Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born October 5, 1975 in Reading (UK), is a British actress. She knows the world consecration to 22 years with the movie Titanic and gets the Oscar for best actress in February 2009 for his role in the movie The Reader.
Expatriate young English actress in Hollywood, Kate was born in the middle of the comedy since his parents Roger Winslet and Sally Bridges are both theater actors. After burning the boards in London and took part in some British soap operas, Kate is chosen by the New Zealand director Peter Jackson to camp the role of Juliet Hulmes, a disturbed teenager in Heavenly Creatures (1994). Kate plays later in the period drama adapted from Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1995) Ang Lee alongside Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson. She was nominated for the first time in 20 years at the Oscars in the category of best supporting actress. It also has to his credit the BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting actress.
Very comfortable in period films, she plays in Jude (1996) Michael Winterbottom before camping the role of Ophelia in the film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Hamlet (1996) and starring Kenneth Branagh . But that's the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater, passionate young aristocrat and thirsty for freedom in the blockbuster James Cameron's Titanic (1997), that it accesses the recognized worldwide. Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress (she will lose the benefit of Helen Hunt), it stands on the screen alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
She connects with the small British production Hideous Kinky (1998), for which it emigrates in Morocco, before turning in the direction of the New Zealand director Jane Campion in Holy Smoke. In 2000, she returned to period film giving reply to Geoffrey Rush and Joaquin Phoenix in Quills, feathers and blood (2000). She returns to the Oscars by being selected in the category of best supporting actress for the role of writer Iris Murdoch in the biographical drama Iris (2001) with the great Judi Dench before ending up embedded in the middle of World War II in Enigma (2001) by Michael Apted.
Actress of challenges, it changes the registry in 2003 in The Life of David Gale, Alan Parker, prison thriller on the death penalty, in which she starred with Kevin Spacey and is unanimously acclaimed in 2004 for her performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) French director Michel Gondry, alongside Jim Carrey, which earned him his fourth Oscar nomination for her performance as well as of courageous mother, muse of novelist J. Mr. Barrie (played by Johnny Depp) in the drama Neverland (2004) Marc Forster. She then played in the musical Romance and Cigarettes (2005) and starring John Turturro, Susan Sarandon face. It is also near Sean Penn, Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins in the political drama All the King's (2005) Steven Zaillian before trying to romantic comedy The Holiday (2006) Nancy Meyers starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black and reap its fifth proposal for an Oscar (her third in the category for Best Actress) for her performance in the drama Little Children (2006) Todd Field, opposite Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly.
Often proposed, never winning, Kate Winslet accesses glory in 2009, twelve years after Titanic. That year, she found Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road directed by Sam Mendes, then her husband. The film, adapted from an acclaimed novel by Richard Yates, tells the story of a young couple, looking happy, is torn between their personal desires and the need to comply with American society in the 1950s. Immediately after, she played with a disarming talent the role of Hanna Schmitz in the adaptation of the novel by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader, directed by Stephen Daldry facing Ralph Fiennes. The film tells the passionate love of a young person for a woman twenty years his senior accused later of Nazi crimes in Germany after the war. Both services cover the actress to fame since winning two Golden Globes for the female category (best actress in a drama and best supporting actress), and the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role for his extraordinary performance in The Reader. Ultimate accolade: she gets, finally, 22 February 2009, after many proposals, the Oscar for Best Actress at the hands of the previous winner Marion Cotillard for her portrayal of Hanna Schmitz in The Reader.
In 2010, she launched a new challenge by turning to the television channel HBO mini-series "Mildred Pierce" performed by Todd Haynes. Faced with Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood, she delivers one of the best performances of his career according to critics. This new adaptation of the novel by James M. Cain won him an Emmy award and a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a miniseries.
She then played in the thriller Contagion epidemiological Steven Soderbergh. The film follows the spread of a deadly virus around the globe and its repercussions on society. It interprets Dr. Mears Erinc alongside Matt Damon, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard. Then she moves with the adaptation of the hit stage play by Yasmina Reza: The God of Carnage where she co-starred with Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly. Produced under the title of Carnage by Roman Polanski, this closed session following the confrontation of two couples in New York after the fight of their children who will transfer to the respective regulations of accounts. This role earned him another Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a comedy.
Kate Winslet also represented the fragrance Trésor by Lancôme from 2007 to 2010, and is the ambassador of the product range and Rénergie lipstick L'Absolu Rouge, two of the same brand cosmetics. She is also the face of the brand Longines (alongside actress Aishwarya Rai) since summer 2010 and the couture label St. John since 2011 (succeeding Angelina Jolie).
In his private life, Kate Winslet is the mother of a daughter, Mia Honey (born October 12, 2000 with her ex-husband Jim Threapleton) and a little boy, Joe Alfie (born December 22, 2003 with Sam Mendes, her another ex-husband).
1994: Heavenly Creatures (Heavenly Creatures) by Peter Jackson Juliet Hulme
1995: Sense and Sensibility (Sense and Sensibility) Ang Lee (Oscar nomination): Marianne Dashwood
1996: Michael Winterbottom's Jude: Sue Bridehead
1996: Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet: Ophelia
1997: James Cameron's Titanic (a nomination): Rose DeWitt Bukater
1998: Hideous Kinky (Hideous Kinky) Gillies MacKinnon: Julia
1998: Jane Campion's Holy Smoke Ruth Barron
2000: Quills, feathers and blood of Philip Kaufman: Madeleine LeClerc
2001: Richard Eyre's Iris (named Oscar): Iris Murdoch young
2001: Michael Apted's Enigma Hester Wallace
2003: The Life of David Gale (The Life of David Gale) Alan Parker: Elizabeth "Bitsey" Bloom
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry (a nomination): Clementine Kruscynski
2004: Neverland (Finding Neverland) by Marc Forster: Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
2005: Romances and Cigarettes John Turturro: Tula
2006: All the King's (All the King's Men) by Steven Zaillian: Anne Stanton
2006: Little Children, Todd Field (a nomination): Sarah Pierce
2006: The Holiday Nancy Meyers: Iris
2008: Revolutionary Road (Revolutionary Road) by Sam Mendes: April Wheeler
2009: The Reader by Stephen Daldry (Oscar winner): Hanna Schmitz
2011: Contagion by Steven Soderbergh: Erin Mears
2011: Roman Polanski's Carnage: Nancy
2012: 43 Movie Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne: Juliet Hulme
2006: Flushed: Rita Malone
2007: The Fox and the Child by Luc Jacquet: narrator in the English version
2005: Extras Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant: itself
2011: Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce (Emmy and Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie)
What if single for the soundtrack of Christmas Carol: The Movie based on a novel by Charles Dickens.
She posed for advertisements of three luxury brands: Lancome cosmetics, watches and Longines for haute couture St John.
Awards and proposals
Talented actress and recognized by critics, Kate Winslet has selected view (hereinafter "Awards and rewards proposals") and rewarded (below in bold) many times at major film awards.
1995: Nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Sense and Sensibility
1997: Nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress - Titanic
2001: Nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Iris
2004: Nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2006: Nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress - Little Children
2009: Oscar for Best Actress - The Reader
1995: Proposal for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Sense and Sensibility
1997: Proposal for a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama - Titanic
2001: Proposal for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Iris
2004: Proposal for a Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2006: Proposal for a Golden Globe for best actress in a drama - Little Children
2009: Golden Globe for best actress in a drama - Revolutionary Road
2009: Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - The Reader
2012: Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Mildred Pierce
1995: BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Sense and Sensibility
2001: Proposal to the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Iris
2004: Proposal to the BAFTA for Best Actress - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2004: Proposal to the BAFTA for Best Actress - Neverland
2006: Proposal to the BAFTA for Best Actress - Little Children
2008: Proposal to the BAFTA for Best Actress - Revolutionary Road
2008: BAFTA Award for Best Actress - The Reader
1996: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Hamlet
1997: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a drama - Titanic
2000: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Quills, feathers and blood
2001: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Iris
2004: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2006: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a drama - Little Children
2008: Proposal for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a drama - The Reader
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