Academy Award winning actress, KATE WINSLET (Jeanine
Matthews) has brought to
life some of cinema's most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists
and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and honors that
talent and solidify her a permanent place in cinema history.
Winslet 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.
also won a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and Critics' Choice Award, among many
others, for the
role. She also starred that year in Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes,
reteamed her with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet won a Golden Globe
received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler.
Raised in a family of actors and Winslet 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. Winslet received her first Academy
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.
Winslet co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's Jude;
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, Winslet received
Academy Award nomination for this role and the honor of being the youngest
actress ever to be
nominated for two Academy Awards.
In 1997 Winslet 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.
starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush,
Joaquin Phoenix and
Winslet starred in the 2001 Richard Eyre production of Iris, playing the young
Murdoch to Judi Dench's older Iris and received Golden Globe and Oscar
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
Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then went on
opposite Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, which was named the 2004 Best Film by
National Board of Review.
In 2006, Winslet was seen in All the King's Men, with Jude Law and Sean Penn,
by Steven Zaillian. She then extended her voice to the animated feature Flushed
finished the year in the romantic comedy The Holiday opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude
Jack Black. She starred opposite Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly in Todd
Children for which she received her fifth Academy Award nomination for Best
Winslet filmed the title role in HBO's multi award-winning 5-part mini-series
Pierce" for which she won Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards as Best Actress in
She joined the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion; and starred in
Polanski's Carnage, which premiered in competition at the 2011 Venice Film
She co-stars with Josh Brolin in director Jason Reitman's Labor Day which
on January 31, 2014. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and
earned Winslet a
Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. In 2013, she also filmed her role in
Alan Rickman's A
Little Chaos, in which she plays a landscape gardener involved in the creation
of the gardens at
Louis XIV's Versailles.
Also in 2013, Winslet was awarded the CBE, which she received from Queen
in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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