KATE WINSLET (Jeanine Matthews) is an Academy Award-winning
actress who has brought to life some of cinema's most captivating and memorable
roles, solidifying her permanent place in cinema history. Her resume consists of
critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and
honors that illustrate Winslet's talent.
Winslet won her first Academy Award, after a stunning five previous
nominations, for her role as Hannah Schmitz in Stephen Daldry's 2008 drama The
Reader. Among many honors, she also won a Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA and
Critics' Choice Award. That year she also starred in Revolutionary Road,
directed by Sam Mendes, which reteamed her with Titanic co-star Leonardo
DiCaprio. Winslet won a Golden Globe and received many nominations for her
portrayal of April Wheeler.
At the end of 2014 Winslet shot Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker, based on
the novel by Rosalie Ham. Winslet will also star in A Little Chaos, an upcoming
British period drama directed by Alan Rickman and written by Alison Deegan. She
plays a landscape gardener involved in the creation of the gardens at Louis
XIV's Versailles. The film also stars Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Helen
McCrory. 2015 will also see the release of Triple Nine, where Winslet stars
opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Gal Gadot, Aaron Paul and Norman
Raised in a family of actors, Winslet began performing for British television
when she was 13. At the age of 17, 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 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.
Winslet co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's Jude
and then played Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet before appearing as the
iconic survivor, Rose, in James Cameron's Titanic. At the age of 22 Winslet
received her second 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 she co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's
comedic drama Holy Smoke. She also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama
Quills, alongside Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.
Winslet starred in the 2001 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 Apted's 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 Best Film of 2004 by the
National Board of Review.
In 2006 Winslet 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. Winslet then 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.
Winslet then filmed the title role in HBO's multiple-award-winning, five-part
miniseries Mildred Pierce (2010), for which she won an Emmy, Golden Globe and
SAG Award 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.
She co-starred with Josh Brolin in director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which
premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and earned Winslet a Golden Globe
nomination for Best Actress.
In 2012 Winslet was awarded the CBE, which she received from Queen Elizabeth
II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014, cementing her status amongst the stars of
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