Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet
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Image from Extras
Date of Birth 05 October 1975
Place of Birth Reading, Berkshire
Education Redroofs Theatre School
Occupation Actress
Partner Sam Mendes
Parents Roger Winslet
Sally Bridges-Winslet
Children Mia Honey
Joe Alfie

Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated, seven-time Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-nominated, BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning English actress.

Biography

Kate Elizabeth Winslet, born 5 October 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, was raised among a family of actors, with her parents, grandparents, uncle and sisters all being thespians. This benefited her as she attended the Redroofs Theatre School from the age of 11, where she was Head Girl. She currently lives in New York with her two daughters, Mia Honey and Joe Alfie.

Career

Winslet moved into the world of television, with roles in children's show Dark Season, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes and Casualty. She then broke into cinema and starred in Peter Jackson flick Heavenly Creatures, Sense and Sensibility and Titanic, which saw her profile soar and an Oscar nomination for her performance. Despite Titanic winning 11 Oscars, Winslet missed out.

Post-Titanic, Winslet turned down mainstream roles in favour of starring in critically-acclaimed independent films such as Hideous Kinky, Holy Smoke, Finding Neverland and the hugely successful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Extras

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Kate starred in Episode 3 of Series 1 of Extras. Andy and Maggie meet her as she plays the main role in the movie for which they are extras. She stars as a nun on the set of a WWII Holocaust film, acting in search of her elusive Oscar win, as she claims in the episode that war films always win at the Academy Awards, and that "you're guaranteed an Oscar if you play a mental". She also gives Maggie Jacobs tips on phone sex with her new boyfriend who works on set, although the joke turns sour when her character along with Andy Millman, played by Ricky Gervais were caught miming phone sex actions by said boyfriend.

Quotes

  • Kate Winslet: Why don’t you just start off with something light, you know, like um, “I’d love it if you stuck your Willy Wonka between my Oompa Loompas,” you know, something a bit fun, a bit jokey. And then you can get more hardcore, rattle off the old classics like, “I’m playing with my dirty pillows, I’m aching for your big purple-headed womb ferret.” And then go straight in hard like, “Get round here cause I’m fudding myself stupid and I’m bloody loving it.” Alright?

External Links


Series 1: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6
Series 2: Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12
Specials: Extras Christmas Special
Main Characters: Andy Millman | Maggie Jacobs | Darren Lamb | Shaun Williamson
Guest Stars: Ben Stiller | Kate Winslet | Samuel L Jackson | Patrick Stewart | others...