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Jun 19
Ali Guest Appearances Comments Off on Kate Winslet discovers Swedish roots on new series of Who Do You Think You Are?

The Oscar winner is among a handful of Hollywood stars to feature in the new line-up

Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Whitehall are among the stars set to explore their family trees in the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?

The line-up for the 16th season of BBC One’s hit genealogical show also includes former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne, James Bond star Naomie Harris and comedian Katherine Ryan.

Have I Got News For You’s Paul Merton and TV presenter Mark Wright, whose wife Michelle Keegan appeared in last year’s series, will also be taking part to learn more about their forebears.

Winslet will head to Sweden to explore her family’s Scandinavian roots, and learns about a relative who served as an army drummer boy, while Harry Potter star Radcliffe unveils his ancestor’s moving letters sent during World War One.

Joined by his father Michael, Whitehall discovers that his family has a link to the Newport Rising, Great Britain’s last major armed rebellion, which took place in 1839.

Wright, meanwhile, learns that he has Spanish and Jewish heritage – and discovers that one of his ancestors was tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.

The series, which is produced by Wall to Wall, picked up the Features trophy at the BAFTA TV Awards earlier this year.

BBC Commissioning Editor Abigail Priddle said that she was “thrilled” that the programme is returning, promising “a real treat for viewers” and “another amazing line-up of celebrities.”

“We’re delighted to have this incredible line-up of stars and to have captured these journeys of discovery as they explore their extraordinary family trees,” Colette Flight, executive producer at Wall to Wall, said.

“What they uncover is revelatory, moving, often funny and always fascinating. Many of our celebrities’ ancestors were caught up in momentous historical events which we are covering for the first time in the series.”

Memorable episodes from recent series have featured the likes of Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Eastenders hard man Danny Dyer, who discovered an unexpected link to both William the Conqueror and King Edward III.


May 19
Ali Black Beauty Comments Off on Mackenzie Foy, Kate Winslet to Star in ‘Black Beauty’

Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet have come aboard Constantin Film’s contemporary take on “Black Beauty.”

Ashley Avis is directing from her own script.

“Black Beauty” is based on Anna Sewell’s best-selling novel about the deep and enduring bond between a 17-year-old girl and the wild horse who helps her overcome the trauma of her loss following her parents’ death. Foy, whose credits include “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” “Interstellar” and the last two “Twilight” movies, will play Jo while Winslet will voice Beauty.

“Black Beauty” is being produced by Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer, who teamed on the “Resident Evil” franchise. Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing.

Constantin Film also announced on Tuesday that it is launching a re-imagined version of the horror film “Wrong Turn.” Mister Smith Entertainment will commence sales on both projects, currently in pre-production, to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

Mike P. Nelson is directing “Wrong Turn” from a script by Alan B. McElroy, which follows six friends from New York taking a hiking trip to the West Virginia Mountains, who unwittingly fall prey to a savage sect known as the Foundation. The film is being produced by Kulzer and James Harris, with Moszkowicz executive producing.

Jan 19
Ali Mare of Easttown Comments Off on Kate Winslet, Gavin O’Connor Team For Brad Ingelsby-Written Limited HBO Series ‘Mare Of Easttown’

Deadline shares this exciting news!

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Winslet will make her limited television series debut in Mare of Easttown, a limited dramatic series for HBO, with Gavin O’Connor directing all the episodes. Brad Ingelsby created the drama, wrote all the episodes and will be the show runner.

Winslet will play a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her. O’Connor, Ingelsby and Winslet will be executive producers along with Gordon Gray and his Mayhem Pictures, and Paul Lee and Mark Roybal of wiip. Series is a co-production between HBO and wiip, latter of which was hatched by CAA to create and produce content for digital and global platforms.

Deal marks another example of HBO bringing in top A-list talent for limited series turns, this after Big Little Lies won eight Prime Time Emmy Awards for its first season. Winslet previously won an Emmy for playing the title role in the 5-part HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.

Winslet won the Oscar for the Stephen Daldry-directed The Reader, and she has been nominated five other times. Her standout turns include Titanic, Revolutionary Road, Sense and Sensibility, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Children, and Steve Jobs. She most recently completed a re-team with Titanic director James Cameron in the Avatar sequels, and stars in the Roger Michel-directed Blackbird. She’ll star with Saoirse Ronan in the Francis Lee-directed Ammonite.

Ingelsby’s script work includes the films Out of the Furnace, Run All Night, American Woman and Torrance, the upcoming drama that stars Ben Affleck and was directed by O’Connor and produced by Gray.

O’Connor’s films include Tumbleweeds, Miracle, The Accountant, Pride and Glory, Warrior and Torrance. For the small screen, he directed the pilot for the hit FX series The Americans. He separately is developing a new feature based on The Green Hornet and a narrative film on Steve Gleason, the gridiron star whose courageous battle against ALS and preparation of a diary of his life for his unborn son before the disease takes too much out of him, was captured in the 2016 docu Gleason.

Winslet is represented by CAA and UK-based United Agents; O’Connor is WME, and Ingelsby is CAA and Energy Entertainment.

Dec 18
Ali Ammonite Comments Off on Kate Winslet & Saoirse Ronan To Star In Romance ‘Ammonite’

Thank you Deadline!

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are to star in romance-drama Ammonite from God’s Own Country writer-director Francis Lee.

Widows and Lion producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will produce the film alongside Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth). Pic was developed with the BFI and BBC Films.

Set in a UK coastal town in the 1820s, the drama will follow the unlikely romance between palaeontologist Mary Anning and a London woman of means to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid. Production is due to start in March 2019.

Lee’s Sundance darling God’s Own Country, about the homosexual romance between two young farmhands, was a critical hit and a box office breakout in the UK. The festival favourite picked up a slew of awards and was also BAFTA-nominated.

Jul 18
Ali Blackbird Comments Off on Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In ‘Silent Heart’ Remake ‘Blackbird’, With Roger Michell Directing

Deadline has shared that Kate has been cast in a new film called “Blackbird”.

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton and Mia Wasikowska have been to set to star in Blackbird, an English-language remake of Bille August’s 2014 Danish-language pic Silent Heart. The Millennium Films pic will be directed by Notting Hill and My Cousin Rachel helmer Roger Michell and penned by the original movie’s screenwriter Christian Torpe. Shooting in set to start in August in London.

The drama centers on a a terminally ill mother who brings her family together for one last weekend before she commits suicide. Keaton will play the mother, Lily, while Winslet and Wasikowsa will play her daughters.

Sherryl Clark is producing with Millennium’s David Bernardi. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger are executive producing.

Keaton is currently shooting Sierra/Affinity’s comedy Poms, about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community. Jackie Weaver, Rhea Perlman and Pam Grier are among the cast. She’s repped by WME.

Winslet is shooting Fox’s Avatar sequels that reunite her with Titanic helmer James Cameron. She’s with CAA.

Wasikowska is on screens in Damsel opposite Rob Pattinson, and follows that with Nicolas Pesce’s Piercing which will bow next year. She is repped by WME, RGM in Australia and attorney Sloane, Offer.

May 18
Ali Collateral Beauty, Images Comments Off on Captures of Collateral Beauty

One of my favorite films that Kate has been in recently is Collateral Beauty … a beautiful film. I have added captures of Kate’s performance as Claire to our gallery.

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Apr 18
Ali Articles, Longines Comments Off on Kate Winslet Talks Timepieces, ‘Avatar 2’ and a Treasured Gift From Eli Wallach

The actress and Longines ambassador appeared this weekend at a New York equestrian event sponsored by the watch brand.

“The most I’m allowed to tell you is that I am blue, and a lot of water is involved,” says Kate Winslet. That description conjures images of a certain star-making role that showed her shivering while clinging to a headboard in the North Atlantic, but Winslet is actually talking about her character in Avatar 2, which reunites her for the first time since 1997’s Titanic with director James Cameron. Did the actress mind another soaking? Far from it. “I’m a water person, so I was very, very happy,” she says. Winslet was on Long Island Friday evening for the Longines Masters of New York, a weekend of horse jumping that’s part of a lengthy schedule of equestrian events the watch brand sponsors around the world.

She’s been the company’s “Ambassador of Elegance” since 2010, most recently partnering to design a limited-edition watch auctioned to benefit her charity, the Golden Hat Foundation, which spotlights the intellectual capabilities of autistic children. Only five numbered pieces of the yellow-gold style, known as the Flagship Edition by Kate Winslet, were created: Three were auctioned, garnering $250,000 for the Golden Hat Foundation, while Winslet wears one, and the fifth has gone into the Longines museum at the company’s headquarters in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.

The auction wrapped last summer, but the actress’s schedule demands meant that Friday’s event was the first opportunity to officially celebrate those efforts. While athletes like Jessica Springsteen and Georgina Bloomberg (both champion riders and the daughters of Bruce and Michael, respectively) were taking their horses through their paces in the ring, Winslet met with VIP clients and received the commemorative check from Juan-Carlos Capelli, a Longines VP and head of international marketing.

When Longines first approached Winslet, she owned exactly three watches, she says. One was given to her by her father, a birthday gift when she was 12 years old, while another, by pure happenstance, was a vintage Longines she had purchased for herself. “It was a total and utter coincidence, because I just fell in love with this thin face and the very fine, beautiful black crocodile strap,” Winslet says. “I don’t wear it too often because it’s quite delicate, but it’s always been a prized possession.”

The third? A gift from Eli Wallach after the pair appeared together in 2006’s The Holiday. “He was a huge collector of watches, which no one really knew, and he loved interesting clocks as well,” Winslet notes of the actor, who passed away in 2014 at the age of 98. Following dinner at Wallach’s home one night in 2007, he led her into a bathroom, and from out of a cabinet pulled a vintage watch on a heavy chain. “It’s very old, from 1902, and more than ever, I absolutely cherish it,” she says.

Partnering with Longines was an easy decision, Winslet says, because both the brand’s aesthetic and its values marry nicely with her own. “I’ve visited [the workshop in] Saint-Imier, and they present themselves as a company in such a warm way – as a kind of family, really, and I liked that,” she says. “And even though some of their fancier watches include diamonds or perhaps a chichi strap, they’re still understated and elegant, and I like to think that’s what I’m always trying to pull off as well.”

On this night Winslet is wearing an on-trend black cape dress by Givenchy – “I’ve never worn [a cape dress] before, and I keep looking in the mirror and thinking, I actually quite like this,” she says – and at 42, she admits that the term “age appropriate” is crossing her mind more often, especially for red-carpet events. “I’m suddenly entering that zone, even though my daughter [17-year-old Mia] will say, ‘Well, Mom, it doesn’t bloody matter.’ But actually, at events I think it does, though in real life it doesn’t matter at all,” Winslet says.

She also still hears the advice of her mother, Sally, who passed away last year from ovarian cancer, when making such decisions. “If I have to come to an event, it’s always nice to feel a bit pulled together, but nothing that draws too much attention. My mother always said, ‘I don’t like showoffs, please don’t wear any showoff clothes,’” the actress remembers. “Even when I became the me post-Titanic, she would still say, ‘Please, darling, don’t wear anything that draws too much attention.’ There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons. When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite.”

There’s no shortage of red carpets in Winslet’s future. In addition to Avatar 2, she’s getting closer to a start date on filming a biopic on Lee Miller, the American who enjoyed an early career as a Vogue model before becoming a photographer who covered World War II for the magazine. “The term ‘biopic’ always makes me a bit nervous,” Winslet says. “It would be impossible to cover her whole life because it was so vast; so much happened to her from a very young age.” She allows that the as-yet-untitled film, based on the book The Lives of Lee Miller, by the photographer’s son, Antony Penrose, will include her World War II experiences. It’s also the first film with Winslet as a producer. “It’s very much a passion project,” she says, noting that Penrose recently got in touch to tell Winslet that he’d found his mother’s diaries, and would she like a look? “I couldn’t believe I was sitting at her kitchen table, reading her diaries; it was truly incredible.”

She’ll also return to the Avatar 2 set for just a couple days, as most of her work is already completed on this first sequel, set for release in December 2020. “It was a really wonderful experience to work with Jim again,” Winslet says, and it’s clear she’s still fully aware of how special it is to take part in a James Cameron film – no matter how much water might be involved. “He seemed to really want to include me with the children. I enjoy working with kids, especially when they’re young and eager and so keen on wanting Jim to be impressed with them. I loved that I was able to say to them, ‘I remember what this feels like. Enjoy every moment.’”


Mar 18
Ali Images, Reader Comments Off on Set Images from The Reader

I have added some images from Kate’s Oscar winning role in The Reader.

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