Kate Elizabeth Winslet: Latest events in her Career:
In 2011, Kate headlined in the miniseries Mildred Pierce. Co-starring Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel Wood, she portrayed a self-sacrificing mother during the Great Depression who finds herself separated from her husband and falling in love with a new man, all the while trying to earn her narcissistic daughter’s love and respect.
The five-part series earned generally favourable reviews, roadcast to moderate ratings.
Winslet won an Emmy Award for her performance.
In 2011, Winslet appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s disaster film Contagion, featuring an ensemble cast consisting of Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. The thriller follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days. Winslet portrayed an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer who becomes infected with the disease over the course of her investigation.
Winslet’s other 2011 project, Roman Polanski’s Carnage, premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival. An adaptation of the play God of Carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza, the black comedy follows two sets of parents who meet up to talk after their children have been in a fight that day at school. Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz co-star.
In June 2011, it was announced that Winslet has been cast alongside Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s 2009 novel Labor Day.
Kate Winslet has won best actress category for her role as a concentration camp guard in The Reader at the 81st annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
Winslet accepted the best actress award for her role in The Reader as a German woman with a secret Nazi past. It was her first Oscar, and she was obviously overwhelmed.
She won the Golden Globe award in two categories: best dramatic actress for Revolutionary Road and best supporting actress for The Reader. In her acceptance speech Winslet paid tribute to her co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and to her husband Sam Mendes, who directed the film Revolutionary Road.
Kate Winslet is probably best-known for her critically acclaimed performances as Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures (1994), Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997), Iris Murdoch in Iris (2001), Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sarah Pierce in Little Children (2006), Hanna Schmitz in The Reader (2008), and April Wheeler in Revolutionary Road (2008)
Born 5 October 1975 she is an English actress and singer.
She has received the Screen Actors Guild Award, two BAFTA Awards, the Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for five Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes and an Emmy. At the age of 22, she broke the record for the youngest person to receive two Oscar nominations, and each of her subsequent nominations has broken a further record: the youngest person to receive three, four, and five nominations. David Edelstein of New York Magazine hails Winslet as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation”.
Latest event in her personal life
On 22 November 1998, Winslet married director Jim Threapleton. The two have a daughter, Mia Honey, who was born on 12 October 2000.
After a divorce in 2001, Winslet began a relationship with Sam Mendes, whom she married on 24 May 2003 on the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean. Their son, Joe Alfie Mendes, was born on 22 December 2003. On the Tonight Show on 15 December 2008 Kate said that Joe Alfie currently prefers to be called Travier.
Winslet and her husband Mendes currently reside in New York City. They also own a manor house in the tiny village of Church Westcote in Gloucestershire, England. Winslet and Mendes spent £3 million on the secluded Westcote Manor, a rambling Grade II-listed house with eight bedrooms, set in 22 acres.
What did she and what is she doing:
Winslet’s career began on television, with a co-starring role in the BBC children’s science fiction serial Dark Season in 1991. Winslet became famous worldwide after the 1997 release of Titanic, a massive hit which holds the record as highest-grossing film in history at more than US$1.8 billion in box-office worldwide. It went on to win 11 Academy Awards. In 2005, Winslet appeared in a television commercial for American Express. As part of the “My Life, My Card” campaign, the ad shows Winslet strolling around Camden Lock, in London, as she makes references to all the events that have happened to her film characters: going to prison for murder (Heavenly Creatures), being penniless and heartbroken (Sense and Sensibility), almost drowning (Titanic), losing her mind (Hamlet), having her memory erased (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and being in Neverland (Finding Neverland).
In March 2007, Leonardo DiCaprio signed to co-star in Revolutionary Road with Winslet as Frank and April Wheeler, a 1950s couple who appear content on the surface but are withering internally. The film will be the first to reunite the notable duo, who have remained close since their first pairing in Titanic.
There are also talks that Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes and his production company, Neal Street Productions, purchased the film rights to the long-delayed biography of circus tiger tamer Mabel Stark. Winslet has stated that she has been eager to portray this complex woman for three years now and is looking forward to working with her husband on bringing this to the screen.
In 2011, Winslet received the Yo Dona award for Best Humanitarian Work for her work with the Golden Hat.