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Kate Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire. Her mother, Sally Ann, was a barmaid and her father, Roger, was a swimming pool contractor. Both were also actors, as are her sisters, Beth and Anna.Kate began to study acting at the Redroofs Theatre School when she was 11. Whilst she was still at school, Winslet appeared in an advert for Sugar Puffs, directed by Tim Pope.
Kate Winslet’s TV career began with a role in Dark Season, a BBC children’s science fiction series. She also appeared in an episode of Casualty, a popular BBC weekend hospital drama.Winslet’s film career began successfully, when she appeared in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, playing a girl that helps a friend murder her mother.Kate’s breakthrough film was her appearance in Sense and Sensibility, alongside Emma Thompson, who had written the film’s screenplay.
In 1997, Kate Winslet’s performance in Titanic, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio saw her become an international star. The film was a huge commercial success and won 11 Academy Awards.Following the massive success of Titanic, Winslet went on to make smaller independent films, such as Hideous Kinky and Holy Smoke! She has also turned down a number of roles that have gone on to be iconic, such as Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. For some time, Winslet became known as ‘Corset Kate’ as she had a propensity for taking roles in period dramas, such as Quills and Finding Neverland.