Tag: heavenly creatures

2008 Mar 11

Kate Winslet documentary brings camera crew to Redroofs

Canadian documentary-makers have captured the talents of Redroofs Theatre School students on film as part of a profile on its most famous former student.

Production company A+E rolled into town last week as part of a programme being prepared on the stellar career of Kate Winslet.

Winslet, recognized as a genuine Hollywood A-lister after landing starring roles in blockbusters including Titanic, spent five years learning her trade at Redroofs.

While at the school in Bath Road, Maidenhead, the actress appeared on stage in Peter Pan and Adrian Mole, before going on to play Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures.

Director of Redroofs, and Winslet’s ex teacher, Carolyn Mayling said: “The children are delighted to be in the documentary.

“Knowing that Kate Winslet was a ex-pupil at Redroofs is really inspiring for them. The young girls often ask me ‘was Kate actually in this room?’.”

The documentary on Kate Winslet’s life will be aired in Canada on completion, on channel CTV.

Source: Maidenhead Advertiser Online

Could anyone tape it, please?

2007 Dec 16

Christmas Edition Contest answers and winner!

Congratulations to Heather, the winner of the Christmas Edition Contest! She’ll be receiving:

• Finding Neverland DVD widescreen edition (region 1)
• Dark Season DVD fullscreen edition (region 2)

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2007 Nov 02

BAFTA names Winslet ‘Artist of the Year’

There’s a telling moment in Little Children when Kate Winslet’s character Sarah Pierce, trapped in a loveless marriage and enmeshed in a messy affair, relates to Madame Bovary during a book club meeting with other stay-at-home moms.

“She can either choose a life of misery or struggle against it,” says Sarah. “She chooses to struggle. She fails in the end, but there’s something beautiful and even heroic in the struggle.”

Winslet’s affinity for struggling, questing characters who refuse to play by society’s rules began with her first feature, Heavenly Creatures, in which she played a murderous fantasist, and continues with her latest, the recently wrapped Revolutionary Road, in which her frustrated suburban housewife suffers from an ennui so acute that quixotic escape is the only option.

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2007 Oct 07

Capability Kate: How Ms Winslet combines motherhood and movie making

As well as being a five-time Oscar nominee, Kate Winslet is also a working mother with many of the everyday worries we all recognize.

And she has a refreshingly down-to-earth take on her image – in fact, she’s on a crusade to make women everywhere feel better about their bodies, beginning with her six-year-old daughter

Kate Winslet, firmly established as the leading British screen actress of her generation thanks to five Oscar nominations and a string of film successes, has always striven to retain the image of a down-to-earth working mother, with day-to-day concerns no different from the rest of us.

Life with her director husband of four years, Sam Mendes, and her children Mia, six (by her first husband) and Joe, three, may seem impossibly glamorous, and their homes – a New York apartment and a Cotswold manor house – are certainly a world away from the terraced house in Reading where she grew up.

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2007 Aug 15

Contest answers and winner!

Congratulations to Ea, the winner of this contest! She’ll be receiving:

• Holy Smoke R1 DVD (widescreen)

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2007 Jul 25

Queen of the World

Her spirits sank after her Titanic success, but now a soaring Kate Winslet is

Queen of the World

For millions of people, Kate Winslet will forever be the woman standing on the bow of the Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio, her arms spread in exultation. But even as she was starring in one of the big screen’s greatest love stories — and Titanic was becoming the most popular movie in history — Winslet was suffering through a personal romantic tragedy that would change her life.
“Looking back, I see what I was dealing with when Titanic came out”, Winslet says. “I had a lot of pain, and I was confused about who I was.”

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2007 May 14

Kate Winslet donates libel cash to eating disorder charity

An eating disorder charity has spoken of its delight after receiving a cash donation from actress Kate Winslet.

The Hollywood star has given about £3,000 of her libel damages to Norfolk-based ‘beat’.

Miss Winslet had taken High Court action against Grazia magazine over claims she had visited a diet doctor. She was awarded an undisclosed sum in damages in March.

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