Kate Winslet is Academy Award® winning actress, she has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resumé consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate Winslet’s talent and solidify her a permanent place in cinema history. (Continue Reading)
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. Winslet 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, which re-teamed her with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet won a Golden Globe® and received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler.
At the age of seventeen, Kate 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 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 her second Academy Award® nomination for this role and the honour 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. She also starred in Philip Kaufman’s period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.
In 2001 Winslet starred in the Richard Eyre production of Iris, playing the young Iris Murdoch to Judi Dench’s older Iris and received Golden Globe® and Oscarnominations. She next starred in Michael Apteds’ Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during WWII, and The Life of David Gale. She then went to on star as 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 2004 Best Film by the National Board of Review.