Updated: BST, 14 November Sam's like: "Oh, you're crazy! We could have a really nice time together! But the year-old actress is adamant. Indeed, just before I arrived to meet her at Sam's office in downtown Manhattan she had been busy, trying to sort out some complicated domestic drama. Kate is fiercely protective of her eight-year- old daughter Mia and five-year-old son Joe, and there are several photographs of the children around the office of Mendes, the Oscar-winning director.
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She is the youngest person to receive six Academy Award nominations with seven nominations in total, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards EGOT. Brought up in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures , for which she received praise. She garnered recognition for her supporting role in Sense and Sensibility before achieving global stardom with the epic romance Titanic , which was the highest-grossing film of all time at that point. In , the critic David Edelstein described her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation".