Kate Elizabeth Winslet is an English actress. She is known for her work in period dramas, is drawn to portraying angst-ridden women. Winslet is the recipient of various accolades, including three British Academy Film Awards, is among the few performers to have won Academy and Grammy Awards. Born in Reading, Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School, her first screen appearance, at the age of 15, was in the British television series Dark Season. She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures, received her first BAFTA Award for playing Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. Global stardom followed soon after with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic, it was the highest-grossing film of all time to that point, after which she eschewed parts in blockbusters in favour of critically acclaimed period pieces, including Quills and Iris, which were not seen. The science fiction romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which Winslet was cast against type in a contemporary setting, proved to be a turning point in her career, she gained further recognition for her performances in Finding Neverland, Little Children, Revolutionary Road, The Reader.
For playing a former Nazi camp guard in the last of these, she won the BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Actress. In the 2010s, Winslet played a single mother in 1930s America in the miniseries Mildred Pierce, joined the Divergent film series, portrayed Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for the first of a third BAFTA Award for the lattermost. For her narration of a short story in the audiobook Listen to the Storyteller, Winslet won a Grammy Award, she performed the song "What If" for the soundtrack of her film Christmas Carol: The Movie. A co-founder of the charity Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to create autism awareness, she has written a book on the topic, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009, in 2012, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Divorced from the film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet has been married to the businessman Edward Abel Smith since 2012.
She has a child from each marriage. Kate Winslet was born on 5 October 1975 in Reading, England, to Sally Anne and Roger John Winslet, she is of British ancestry, has Irish paternal ancestry and Swedish maternal ancestry. Her mother worked as a nanny and waitress, her father, a struggling actor, took labouring jobs to support the family, her maternal grandparents ran the Reading Repertory Theatre Company. Winslet has two sisters and Beth, both of whom are actresses, a younger brother, Joss; the family had limited financial means. When Winslet was 10, her father injured his foot in a boating accident and found it harder to work, leading to more financial hardships for the family. Winslet has said her parents always made them feel that they were a supportive family. Winslet attended All Saints' Church of England primary school. Living in a family of actors inspired her to pursue acting from a young age, she and her sisters participated in amateur stage shows at school and at a local youth theatre, named Foundations.
When she was five, Winslet made her first stage appearance as Mary in her school's production of the Nativity. She has described herself as an overweight child, she said. At 11, Winslet was accepted into the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead; the school functioned as an agency and took students to London to audition for acting jobs. She dubbed for foreign films. At school, she was made head girl, took part in productions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, played the lead role of Wendy Darling in Peter Pan, she worked with the Starmaker Theatre Company in Reading. She participated in over 20 of their stage productions, but was selected as the lead due to her weight. Nonetheless, she played key roles as Miss Agatha Hannigan in Annie, the Mother Wolf in The Jungle Book, Lena Marelli in Bugsy Malone. In 1991, within two weeks of finishing her GCSE examinations, Winslet made her screen debut as one of the main cast members of the BBC science fiction television series Dark Season.
Her part was that of Reet, a schoolgirl who helps her classmates fight against a sinister man distributing free computers to her school. She did not earn much from the job, at 16, a lack of funds forced Winslet to leave Redroofs. To support herself, she worked at a delicatessen. In 1992, she had a small part in the television film Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, an adaptation of Angus Wilson's satirical novel. Winslet, who weighed 13 stone 3 pounds at the time, played the daughter of an obese woman in it. While filming, an off-hand comment from the director Diarmuid Lawrence about the likeness between her and the actress who played her mother prompted Winslet to lose weight, she next took on the role of the young daughter of a bankrupt middle-aged man in the television sitcom Get Back. She had a guest role in a 1993 episode of the medical drama series Casualty. Winslet was among 175 girls to audition for Peter Jackson's psychological drama Heavenly Creatures, was cast after impressing Ja
The Pemberton Festival was a three-day summer music festival inaugurated in 2008. It was held in a village just north of popular ski resort Whistler. Produced by Live Nation Canada, the festival featured rock and indie rock musicians, with a small proportion of hip hop. Musicians played on one of two stages, picturesquely situated at the foot of Mount Currie and the surrounding mountain range; the site, a 400-acre hayfield, was discovered by concert-promoter, Shane Bourbonnais, of Live Nation, just down the street from his home. He emphasized event environmentalism as priorities in running the festival. On January 8, 2009, Live Nation announced the cancellation of the 2009 event and instead, was going to focus on the planning of the 2010 comeback. On January 19, 2010, Live Nation announced the cancellation of the 2010 event; the festival site was based on a large grass field located at the base of Mt. Currie, over 8,300 feet high; the campground was connected directly to the festival grounds and allowed people to travel to and from their campsites whenever they please.
The B-Live dance tent sponsored by Bacardi featured one main stage, sitting areas, a large dance floor. DJ's playing electronic dance music performed throughout the weekend. A custom live video remix wall and a thunderous sound system were included. Limited access to the tent that had a capacity limit of 2,500 was seen as a large drawback for many electronic music lovers at the festival. Line-ups were long and many people didn't get to see the artists they wanted to see, but those that were lucky enough to gain access saw some of top DJ's of the day. The festival's inaugural year, was held between July 25–27, 2008, was headlined by Coldplay, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z, Nine Inch Nails, Tragically Hip, the Flaming Lips. At first, the festival was only available as a full three-day pass, festival-goers were encouraged to camp out on the festival's camping grounds, while additional accommodation was available in the form of neighbouring hotels and lodges. However, as of June 13, 2008, single day tickets were made available.
Lorenzo Suding is a professional mountain bike downhill and enduro athlete and multiple champion of Italy, living in Valle d’Aosta. Born in Dormagen, in the vicinity of Cologne, Suding is the son of the late Italian national Elena Corgiolu-Suding from Ulassai and German national Paul Hugo Suding, an energy and development economist from Lüsche, Germany, he has the older sister Lucrezia. Suding left Germany at the age of 3 with his family and lived in Bujumbura and Beijing, where he attended schools that taught in French, Spanish and German, he accomplished the Swiss Matura in 2006 at the Hochalpines Institut Ftan, in the vicinity of Scuol, Engadin. His class mate was Dario Cologna, he went to the Istituto Europeo di Design Torino to study car design, which he dropped after a successful first year to dedicate his entire time to become a professional athlete and to move to Pila, in the Aosta Valley. In 1997 Suding started mountain biking in Ecuador where he won national Under-13 Cross Country as well as Down-Hill races.
After a hiatus in China he resumed MTB in 2003 when he attended the Ftan boarding school and was part of its sports class. In 2006, Suding became Member of the National Team. From 2009 to 2013 he won the overall Italian MTB DH championship five times in a row, moved up in 2013 to the top 20 in world ranking. In July 2014, Suding was critically injured in car accident. After recovery, Suding switched to the new discipline of Mountain Bike Enduro, on 23 April 2017 he won the MTB Enduro Championship of the Italian Cyclistical Federation