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Biography . Kate Winslet, she is the beautiful two-time Oscar Academy Award nominee for Best Actress for her portrayal of 'Rose' in the mega-hit blockbuster "Titanic" and for Best Supporting Actress in the box-office sensation, "Sense and Sensibility".  Kate Winslet is destined to be one of cinemas greatest stars. 

Video - Homevideo release 1 September. Paramount Home Video announced Monday 8 June that the pic Titanic will be released on homevideo Tuesday 1 September.  Paramount will market the vid domestically and 20th will handle the overseas vid releases. 

Background - Kate Winslet has had leading roles on the English stage and in British TV.  She is one of the better young actresses of today. 

Kate began her acting career at the age of 13. Of her many leading roles on the English stage, one was that of Wendy in the enchanting production "Peter Pan". On British TV she has appeared in many dramas and series. 

Breaking into motion pictures, her first role was in "Heavenly Creatures" playing Juliet Hulme. She appeared in the critically acclaimed "Sense and Sensibility" for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. For her starring role in "Titanic"", opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. 

Lately Kate has been inundated with offers. It appears that she is be able to choose things now. 

Kate's next film will be a the Hideous Kinky.  A smaller film based on the novel by the real-life granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. Winslet will play a hippie mom who ran away to spend years in Morocco with her kids in the early 70's. 

Kate is reported to be in negotiations to star in Jane Campion's "Holy Smoke". A love story set in Australia and India. Shooting is scheduled to begin in July. The screenplay was co-written by Jane Campion along with her sister Anna Campion. 

Kate is reported to be signed up to star in "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline" which also stars Sherilyn Feen. Shooting to begin in mid June. Don't know how this might conflict with "Holy Smoke." Maybe they will work something out. 
 
Awards 

1998 - European Film Awards - Audience Award - Best Actress - "Titanic" 
1998 - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress - Drama - "Titanic" 
1996 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - "Sense and Sensibility" 
1996 - BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - "Sense and Sensibility"
Nominations 
1999 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress 
1998 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Titanic" 
1998 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Titanic" 
1998 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - "Titanic" 
1998 - European Film Awards - Outstanding European Achievement in World Drama - "Titanic" 
1998 - Golden Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Titanic" 
1998 - MTV Movie Award - Best Female Performance, Best Kiss (w/Leonardo DiCaprio), Best On-Screen Duo (w/Leonardo DiCaprio) - "Titanic" 
1996 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "Sense and Sensibility" 
1996 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting 
Role in a Motion Picture - "Sense and Sensibility" 
Films 
1998 - Hideous Kinky .... Julia  
1997 - Titanic .... Rose DeWitt Bukater  
1996 - Hamlet .... Ophelia  
1996 - Jude .... Sue Bridehead  
1995 - Sense and Sensibility .... Marianne Dashwood  
1995 - A Kid in King Arthur's Court .... Princess Sarah  
1994 - Heavenly Creatures .... Juliet Hulme 
TV Projects 
1992 - "Get Back" TV Series .... Eleanor Sweet  
1991 - "Dark Season" TV Series .... Reet
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Films 
Projects 
Status
. "Plunge" - 1998. Micro-budget British picture where Kate Winslet will be playing a cameo role. Directed by Max Newsom. Produced by his company Longboard Films. The movie was shot in fall 1998 in Cornwall, England with a budget of around $300,000. One of Winslet's friends was working on the picture and she volunteered on the spur of the moment to join in. The film is about a group of roadsweepers who decide to go surfing when they find a surfboard in a garbage bin. They head for Cornwall, home of English surfing, where they encounter a female roadsweeper, played by Winslet. As reported on page 7 of Daily Variety  Tuesday 28 April 1998. All this without the knowledge of her agent. "It had been her birthday the night before, so she had had only two hours' sleep. But she was great, and fit in perfectly," Newsom told the Sunday Telegraph. 

"Holy Smoke" - 1999 release by Miramax Films starring Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel and Pam Grier. Directed by Jane Campion. Love story set in Australia and India. Shooting in Australia to begin June 1998. 
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Links . Titanic Information - Information on Titanic the movie. 

Titanic movie review - Film review by Michael Maynez. 

Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites. 

Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 
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