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Mix Up Star: KATE WINSLET



Age: 47

Birthday: 5th October


Kate Winslet is an English actress. Known for her work in independent films, particularly period dramas, and for her portrayals of headstrong and complicated women, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.


Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season (1991). She went on to win a BAFTA Award for playing Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995). Global stardom followed with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which was the highest-grossing film at the time. Winslet then eschewed parts in blockbusters in favour of critically acclaimed period pieces, including Iris (2001).



The science fiction romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), in which Winslet was cast against type in a contemporary setting, proved to be a turning point in her career, and she gained further recognition for her performances in Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), and The Reader (2008). For playing a former Nazi camp guard in the latter, she won the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. Winslet's portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in the biopic Steve Jobs (2015) won her another BAFTA Award, and she received two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performances in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011) and Mare of Easttown (2021).




ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 WINS: 1

2016 - Best Supporting Actress - STEVE JOBS

2009 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - THE READER

2007 - Best Leading Actress - LITTLE CHILDREN

2005 - Best Leading Actress - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

2002 - Best Supporting Actress - IRIS

1998 - Best Leading Actress - TITANIC

1996 - Best Supporting Actress - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 8 WINS: 3

2022 - Best Leading TV Actress - MARE OF EASTTOWN

2016 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress - STEVE JOBS

2009 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - THE READER

2007 - Best Leading Actress - LITTLE CHILDREN

2005 - Best Leading Actress - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

2005 - Best Leading Actress - FINDING NEVERLAND

2002 - Best Supporting Actress - IRIS

1996 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 12 WINS: 5

2022 - WINNER: Best Leading TV Actress - MARE OF EASTTOWN

2016 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress - STEVE JOBS

2014 - Best Leading Actress - LABOR DAY

2012 - WINNER: Best Leading TV Actress - MILDRED PIERCE

2012 - Best Leading Actress - CARNAGE

2009 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

2009 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress - THE READER

2007 - Best Leading Actress - LITTLE CHILDREN

2005 - Best Leading Actress - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

2002 - Best Supporting Actress - IRIS

1998 - Best Leading Actress - TITANIC

1996 - Best Supporting Actress - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


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WATCH KATE WINSLET THIS WEEK...


FILM: Titanic (1997)

Saturday 3rd December, Channel 4, 7:05pm

James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Winslet. During the Titanic's maiden voyage in 1912, penniless artist Jack Dawson falls in love with socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater, who is travelling with her fiancé. Years later, Rose relives the affair and the tragic events that followed, while a salvage crew searches for a priceless diamond said to have been lost in the shipwreck.


I Am Ruth

Thursday 8th December, Channel 4, 9:00pm

Dominic Savage and Winslet's one-off drama is a contemporary story touching on the endemic mental health crisis affecting young people. Winslet co-stars as Ruth, a loving and concerned mother who witnesses her teenage daughter Freya retreating into herself as she becomes more and more consumed by the pressures of social media. With Mia Threapleton.


The Graham Norton Show

Friday 9th December, BBC1, 10:55pm

The host chats to Oscar-winner and Winslet who is starring in James Cameron's epic sequel Avatar: The Way of Water. Also on the sofa are actor and writer Lenny Henry, celebrity baker Nadiya Hussain and comedian and actor Jack Whitehall. Olly Murs rounds things off with his latest single and there's another story or two from the red chair.


ON NETFLIX...

FILM: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Winslet is excellent in this Jane Austen adaptation.


ON AMAZON PRIME...

FILM: The Holiday (2006)

Time for festive viewing so check out Winslet in this cheesy Christmas romance.


ON DISNEY+...


FILM: The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Winslet stars in another adventure romance here, this time with Idris Elba.


Also on this week...


Divergent (2014)

Flushed Away (2006)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)


 

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