Academy Award winning actress, KATE WINSLET (ADELE) has
brought to life some of cinema's most captivating and memorable roles. Her
resumÃ© consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span
of awards and honors that illustrate Kate's talent and solidify her a permanent
place in cinema history. Kate won her first Academy Award, after a stunning past
5 nominations, for her role as Hannah Schmitz in Stephen Daldry's 2008 "The
Reader" directed by Stephen Daldry. Kate also won a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA,
and Critics' Choice Award, among many others, for the role. Kate also starred
that year in "Revolutionary Road," which reteamed her with "Titanic" co-star
Leonardo DiCaprio. "Revolutionary Road", based on the critically acclaimed novel
by Richard Yates was directed by Sam Mendes. Kate won a Golden Globe and
received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler.
Kate grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British
television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she made an
international name for herself in Peter Jackson's feature film "Heavenly
Creatures". She followed that in 1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang
Lee's "Sense and Sensibility". She received her first Academy Award nomination
for this performance and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. She then went on
to win the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Kate next co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's
"Jude" and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet". She appeared as the
iconic survivor Rose in James Cameron's "Titanic" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At
the age of 22, Kate received her second Academy Award nomination for this role
and the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy
In 1997 Kate starred as Julia in "Hideous Kinky" directed by Gillies
McKinnon, and in 1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic
drama "Holy Smoke". She also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama "Quills"
along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.
In 2001 Kate starred in the Richard Eyre production of "Iris", playing the young
Iris Murdoch to Judi Dench's older Iris and received Golden Globe and Oscar
nominations. She next starred in Michael Apteds' "Enigma," a spy drama about
code breakers during WWII and "The Life of David Gale" with Kevin Spacey. She
dyed her hair blue and orange for her portrayal of the quirky Clementine in
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," for which she received Academy Award,
Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then went on to star
opposite Johnny Depp in "Finding Neverland," which was named the 2004 Best Film
by the National Board of Review.
In 2006, Kate was seen in "All the King's Men," with Jude Law and Sean Penn,
directed by Steven Zaillian. She then extended her voice to the animated feature
"Flushed Away" and finished the year in the romantic comedy "The Holiday"
opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. She starred opposite Patrick
Wilson and Jennifer Connelly in Todd Field's "Little Children" for which she
received her fifth Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
In 2010, Kate filmed the title role in HBO's multi award-winnig 5-part
mini-series "Mildred Pierce" for which she won Emmy, Golden Glob and SAG Awards
as Best Actress. She joined the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh's
"Contagion" and starred in Roman Polanski's "Carnage" which premiered in
competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival .
Kate's upcoming projects include Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" which premiered
at Toronto Film Festival in which she co-stars with Josh Brolin and Tobey
Maguire. The film is set to be released limited on December 25, 2013. She can
also been seen next year in Neil Burger's highly anticipated big-screen version
of the popular young adult novel "Divergent," which is set to be released in
March 2014 as well as the indie "A Little Chaos" from director Alan Rickman in
which she plays a landscape gardener involved in the creation of the gardens at
Louis XIV's Versailles.
Next year she will shoot two very different roles; one in "Insurgent", the
second film in the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth and the other in
Jocelyn Moorhouse's "The Dressmaker," which is based on the novel of the same
name by Rosalie Ham.
In 2013 Kate Winslet was awarded the CBE which she received from Queen
Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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