Kate Beckinsale

Actress Kate Beckinsale

Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at Oxford University. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions.
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Birthday
26 July 1973
home town
London
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Kate Beckinsale Says Weinstein Came On To Her At 17
Huffington Post - 5 months
The actress said a few years later, the producer later asked her whether he "had tried anything."
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Kate Beckinsale Shuts Down The Idea That Parents Aren't Entitled To Fun
Huffington Post - 9 months
Kate Beckinsale has a message for anyone who thinks parents, especially moms, shouldn’t party.  On Tuesday, the “Underworld” actress, who has an 18-year-old daughter, posted a Boomerang video on Instagram that shows her dancing with friends.  “Lend a natural redhead your necklace and it all starts popping off,” she wrote in the caption. A post shared by Kate Beckinsale (@katebeckinsale) on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:30pm PDT One commenter responded to Beckinsale’s post by telling her to “go home and take care” of her kid, prompting the actress to tell the commenter to get with the times.  “What’s amazing is it is no longer the 18th century so now that my one child is grown I don’t have to stay home (while she’s out with her own friends) playing the pianoforte, getting consumption or trying to secure her a marriage,” she wrote. “But thank you for the quaint blast from the past. Oh and I can vote now too! YAY.” The commenter later responded to Beckinsa...
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Kate Beckinsale Is the Reason To See "Underworld: Blood Wars"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Underworld: Blood Wars" (ScreenGems) "Underworld: Blood Wars" is the fifth installment in the "Underworld" series of movies. The series concerns the battles between the Lycans and the Vampires. The Lycans are werewolves and the vampires are, well vampires. Each film contains a lot of violence and a lot of action as the two factions battle each other. In the middle of all this is Selene (Kate Beckinsale), and she is the main draw to see the movie(s). Selene is not particularly loved by the Vampires but they are willing to let bygones be bygones in order to have her help battling the Lycans. The Lycans, led by Marius (Tobias Mendes), want Selene so she can lead them to her daughter Eve whose blood holds the secret to all sorts of amazing things. Trouble is Selene doesn't know where Eve is, so even if the Lycans get her, they get nothing. Selene's main ally in all this warring is David (Theo James). The two of them try to come up w...
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Kate Beckinsale fights on and 'Underworld: Blood Wars' is as satisfyingly big, dumb and loud as its predecessors
LATimes - about 1 year
With four previous films under its weapons-packed belt, “Underworld: Blood Wars” hasn’t lost any of its predecessors’ lust for blood. It won the gore-loving hearts of audiences with a particularly brutal final kill in the 2003 original, and this entry won’t disappoint hardcore fans. The fifth film...
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How Kate Beckinsale found her taste for blood
Fox News - about 1 year
Stars in latest 'Underworld' film
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WATCH: Interview with Kate Beckinsale for "Love & Friendship"
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This week the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The Jane Austen comedy Love & Friendship, received nominations for Best Costume Design, while the film's star, Kate Beckinsale, earned a Best Actress in a Comedy nod. I sat down with Beckinsale and spoke to her about the film, which reunited her with actress Chloe Sevingly and director Whit Stillman, all of whom worked together on 1998 film The Last Days of Disco. Watch the video below: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Gotham Awards: Moonlight Shines
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Diversity was a serious theme at Monday's Gotham Awards, during a night of fun and celebration. Cipriani Wall Street was chockablock with film devotees: some filmmakers and new actors, discoveries, such as Anya Taylor-Joy who was awarded Breakthrough Actor for her work in The Witch. Moonlight, A24's critical and popular hit, was awarded for Best Ensemble and Best Feature. Natalie Portman, whose performance as Jackie will surely garner nominations as the award season progresses, presented the statue. Pregnant with her second child, the Academy Award winning actress quipped, her baby is not due soon enough. Other presenters: Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, J. C. Chandor, Judith Light, with maybe the best speech about being New Jersey bred but a New Yorker in heart and spirit, Gen X co-star Winona Ryder sending a love letter to Ethan Hawke, and Cate Blanchett professing an actor crush for Amy Adams. No one was more stunned than Isabelle Huppert, her edgy sang froid turn in Elle awarded ...
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Award season kicks off with the 26th annual Gotham Film Awards
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Celebrities including David Oyelowo and Kate Beckinsale attend the Gotham Film Awards in New York. Rough Cut / No reporter Narration
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It's divorce for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 1 year
Los Angeles Times It's divorce for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman Los Angeles Times Kate Beckinsale and her director husband, Len Wiseman, are getting divorced — meaning it's over for a marriage born in the “Underworld.” Wiseman filed the papers, and neither party is requesting spousal support, according to TMZ. That choice suggests ... Kate Beckinsale's Husband Len Wiseman Files for Divorce 11 Months After SeparationE! Online Director Len Wiseman files for divorce from Kate BeckinsaleUSA TODAY Kate Beckinsale's Husband Len Wiseman Files for DivorcePEOPLE.com Huffington Post -Entertainment Tonight -TMZ.com -PerezHilton.com all 113 news articles »
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Kate Beckinsale And Len Wiseman Are Divorcing After 11 Years Of Marriage
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It’s over for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman.  TMZ reported Tuesday that the “Total Recall” director filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Both he and Beckinsale have reportedly waived any rights to spousal support. The pair, who have been rumored to be separated since last November, were married in 2004 and have no children together.  Both Beckinsale, 43, and Wiseman, 43, have both been photographed without their wedding bands in recent months. The pair met on the set of “Underworld,” a 2003 film Wiseman directed and Beckinsale starred in. Wiseman went on to direct Beckinsale in multiple “Underworld” films as well a “Total Recall” remake. In an appearance on “The Tonight Show” in 2012, Beckinsale joked about how the couple kept their arguments private given how often they filmed together.  Instead of yelling, she said they opted to text each other. “You’d be amazed how fast you can type ‘douchebag,’” the actress joked.  Prior to marrying ...
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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The iPhone 7 may be the biggest thing happening in tech this week, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have new movie trailers to check out. In fact, there are 11 new clips you should see, including trailers that are our first glimpse at brand-new movies. DON’T MISS: Everything you need to know about preordering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Collateral Beauty Will Smith is a dad who loses his daughter in Collateral Beauty . He starts writing letters to objects and concepts like Death and Time. The movie opens on December 16th and has an amazing cast. Joining Smith are Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Edward Norton, and Michael Pena. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxaeSw7_i2c Free Fire Free Fire launches only next year, but it’s definitely a title to jot down. We’re looking at a complicated standoff between some dangerous people. Free Fire launches at some point in 2017, though a release date isn’t available yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDD3I0uOlqY Goat W...
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Love & Friendship review – Whit Stillman's Austen drama is a racy delight
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
Kate Beckinsale is a becoming widow without means in an adaptation that reinvigorates the breeches, buttons and bows cliches Related: Kate Beckinsale: ‘Our phones were tapped by spooks when we were growing up’ What audacity, what elegance! Here is a hilariously self-aware period comedy polished to a brilliant sheen. Whit Stillman was probably born to direct a Jane Austen movie. But he has found a new way of dramatising Austen – or just found a new Austen, an Austen who appears to have pre-emptively absorbed 21st-century satire and inoculated herself against it. This Stillman has done by lighting on an early, posthumously published novella, Lady Susan, bringing it to the screen, and renaming it after a quite separate piece of juvenilia, thus playfully echoing the classic noun balances of her more famous titles. Continue reading...
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Kate Beckinsale Talks Film Adaptation Of Jane Austen's 'Edgy' Novella 'Love & Friendship'
NPR - almost 2 years
"Love & Friendship," a new comedy of manners set in 18th century England, opens this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with actress Kate Beckinsale, who plays Lady Susan Vernon.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    She remarked in 2016: "He's really dear, close family.
    In the romantic comedy Love & Friendship, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, she reunited with her Last Days of Disco collaborators Stillman and Sevigny.
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    Beckinsale is set to star in three 2016 films.
    In 2016, she won acclaim for her role in Whit Stillman's Jane Austen comedy Love & Friendship.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    In 2015, she starred in the psychological thriller The Face of an Angel alongside Daniel Brühl.
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  • 2014
    Age 40
    Also in 2014, she provided the voice for Queen Ayrenn, a character in the The Elder Scrolls Online video game.
    In 2014, Beckinsale starred in the legal thriller The Trials of Cate McCall opposite Nick Nolte and James Cromwell.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 38
    Also in 2012, Beckinsale appeared as the villainess in the sci-fi action remake Total Recall, directed by her husband Len Wiseman.
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    Beckinsale returned to acting in 2012 with appearances in three action films.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    Unable to find a script she felt passionate about, Beckinsale kept a low profile in 2010 and 2011, opting to spend time with her daughter.
    In May 2010, Beckinsale sat on the nine-member 2010 Cannes Film Festival jury, chaired by director Tim Burton.
  • 2009
    Age 35
    Also in 2009, Beckinsale starred in the family drama Everybody's Fine alongside Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, and Rockwell, her Snow Angels co-star.
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    In 2009, Beckinsale starred in the comic-book adaption Whiteout as a U.S. Marshal tasked with investigating a murder in Antarctica.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    Also in 2008, Beckinsale starred in Nothing but the Truth as a journalist who refuses to reveal her source.
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    In 2008, Beckinsale appeared in Winged Creatures, a film about how six different witnesses cope with the aftermath of a shooting.
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    Also in 2007, Beckinsale appeared alongside Luke Wilson in Vacancy, a thriller set in an isolated motel.
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    In 2007, Beckinsale starred opposite Sam Rockwell in the independent drama Snow Angels, based on the novel by Stewart O'Nan.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    Beckinsale's second film appearance of 2006 was opposite Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken in Click, a comedy about an overworked family man who discovers a magical remote control that allows him to control time.
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    In 2006, Beckinsale reprised her role as Selene in the successful vampire sequel Underworld: Evolution, directed by her husband.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    They married on 9 May 2004 in Bel-Air, California and announced their divorce in November 2015.
    Also in 2004, Beckinsale portrayed Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator.
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    In 2004 Beckinsale starred in the action horror film Van Helsing.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    In August 2003, Beckinsale received a published apology from the Daily Mail after the newspaper reported that she had "spent time in a clinic" following her split from boyfriend Michael Sheen.
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    Their relationship ended in early 2003, after the filming of Underworld.
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    Beckinsale became known as an action star following an appearance as a vampire in 2003's Underworld.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    In 2002 Beckinsale starred in Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon as a strait-laced academic who finds herself increasingly attracted to her free-spirited future mother-in-law.
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  • 2001
    Age 27
    Beckinsale's second film appearance of 2001 was in the romantic comedy Serendipity as the love interest of John Cusack.
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    Beckinsale rose to fame in 2001 with a leading role in the war film Pearl Harbor as a nurse torn between two pilots, played by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett.
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  • 2000
    Age 26
    The film was a box office failure. 2000's The Golden Bowl marked Beckinsale's first role following the birth of her daughter.
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  • 1999
    Age 25
    In 1999, Beckinsale appeared opposite Claire Danes in Brokedown Palace, a drama about two teenage Americans forced to deal with the Thai justice system on a post-graduation trip abroad.
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  • 1998
    Age 24
    She starred opposite Chloë Sevigny in 1998's The Last Days of Disco.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    Also in 1997, she played Juliet to Michael Sheen's Romeo in a radio production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Sheen.
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    In 1997, Beckinsale appeared opposite Stuart Townsend in the comedy Shooting Fish, one of the most commercially successful British films of that year. "I'd just had my wisdom teeth out," Beckinsale later recalled of the initial audition. "I was also on very strong painkillers, so it was not the most conventional of meetings."
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  • 1996
    Age 22
    In early 1996, she starred in two further plays; Sweetheart at the Royal Court Theatre and Clocks and Whistles at the Bush Theatre.
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  • 1995
    Age 21
    Beckinsale had an eight-year relationship with actor Michael Sheen from 1995 until 2003.
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    Also in 1995, she appeared in Haunted, a ghost story in which Derek Elley of Variety felt she "holds the screen, with both physical looks and verbal poise." 1995 also saw Beckinsale's first professional stage appearance as Nina in The Seagull at Theatre Royal, Bath.
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    Shortly after leaving Oxford University in 1995, Beckinsale starred in Cold Comfort Farm as Flora Poste, a newly orphaned 1930s socialite sent to live with distant family members in rural England.
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    In 1995, while studying in Paris, she filmed the French language Marie-Louise Ou La Permission.
  • 1994
    Age 20
    In 1994, she appeared as Christian Bale's love interest in Prince of Jutland, a film based on the Danish legend which inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, and starred in the murder mystery Uncovered.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    In 1993, Beckinsale landed the role of Hero in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
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  • 1992
    Age 18
    In 1992 she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in Rachel’s Dream, a 30‑minute Channel 4 short, and in 1993, she appeared in the pilot of the ITV detective series, Anna Lee, starring Imogen Stubbs.
  • 1991
    Age 17
    She made her television debut in 1991 with a small part in an ITV adaptation of P. D. James’ Devices and Desires.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on July 26, 1973.
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