Born October 5, 1975, Mr.. in Reading, near London.
Her father and uncle on the maternal side - the actors, the elder sister Anna is also an actress. Kate
herself, the second child of four, quite early, with thirteen years has destined himself to such a future, began performing on stage. She graduated from acting school in another suburb of London, Maidenhead, and has appeared on television series and commercial advertising (such as being in early adolescence rather complete - in the advertising of sweets).
film debut took place in New Zealand film 'Heavenly Creatures' (1994), simulating the real story of the murder that took place in 1954
. Two schoolgirls killed the mother of one of them, because she wanted to put an end to their passionate friendship. Winslet
, while still quite inexperienced actress, like her even younger partner, did not have sufficient technology to distance itself from its character. It was his to such an extent that the concern of the director had to remind her: what happens in the film - it is not reality. Such a complete and absorbing recoil performed the role of a typical young actress, . is it identified as its early recognition as one of the leading performers, . requiring the addition of youth stormy temperament and credibility at the same time,
. Not very high by today's standards and has a tendency to corpulence (she is quite actively struggled with his weight-time advertising of sweets), Winslet
gives the impression of a woman somewhat older than his years. However, all these considerations go into the background before the indomitable temperament actress.
. When the director An there be a sample for his adaptation of Jane Austen's novel 'Sense and Sensibility', Winslet
by prior arrangement with the agent came tapped for the role of the youngest of three sisters
. However, reading became a secondary role - herself, so much so that the director immediately understood: in front of him is Marianne, the embodiment of "feeling" from the title, with the same passion as the ceding of romantic poetry and charm of a young squire of the neighboring estates. He even had to learn during the filming of CE greater restraint, but Winslet
, however, were laid so that even several times lost consciousness. Invaluable assistance in this period it has partner Emma Thompson, who played older sister, the embodiment of reason and restraint, but deep feeling.
. "Sense and Sensibility" was one of the major films of the season 1995 - 1996, and the role it has brought Winslet
nomination for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress.
. No less than she deserved praise for his role in the movie "Jude", film adaptation of the scandalous (in time), Thomas Hardy's novel 'Jude unrecognized'
. Here in the role of civilian wives of the protagonist Winslet
shows more restraint and internal distancing from the character, . especially, . that the recognition of the heroine of Hardy and his defeat in the battle of public opinion is not sympathetic actress, . in all other respects passionate film and was not afraid to agree to participate in two very shocking episodes, . demanded frank 'frontal exposure'.,
. The same outcrop waiting for her in the grand stage effects version of 'Hamlet' by Kenneth Branagh shot in the costumes of the XIX century and which Winslet
played Ophelia, having a relationship with Hamlet.
. Full disclosure is a young talent has happened during the filming of the new, with a hundred million cost version of 'Titanic' which J
. Cameron was shooting for 1996. and where Winslet
plays in a pair with a young romantic hero of the past few years, Leonardo Di Caprio young Romeo and Juliet on a sinking ship. Perfect fit to found Hollywood in the late 90-ies the subject doomed love in adverse circumstances, Winslet
, as previously invested in its response to the same so characteristic of her passion and dedication. As life circumstances, she was able to correct the non-shiny financial situation of parents and bought a London flat, where he lives with two friends of the crew.
. 1994 - "Nebsnye creation" (Heavenly Creatures) 1995 - "The child in the court of King Arthur" (A Kid in King Arthur's Court)
. 1995 - "Sense and Sensibility" (Sense and Sensibility) 1996 - "Jude" (Jude)
. 1996 - "Hamlet" (Hamlet)
. 1997 - "Titanic" (Titanic)
. 1998 - The Express to Marrakesh "(Marrakesh Express)
. 1999 - "Fairies" (Faeries)
. 1999 - "Holy Smoke" (Holy Smoke) 2000 - "Teresa Raken" (Therese Raquin
. Celebrating Hollywoods.