Queen Elizabeth II Honors Kate Winslet With… Well Chip-chip-cheerio

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet


She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single “What If” from the soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), was a hit single in several European countries. Her parents were “jobbing actors”, which led Winslet to comment that she “didn’t have a privileged upbringing” and that their daily life was “very hand to mouth”. Her maternal grandparents, Linda (née Plumb) and Archibald Oliver Bridges, founded and operated the Reading Repertory Theatre, and her uncle, Robert Bridges, appeared in the original West End production of Oliver. Winslet’s career began on television, with a co-starring role in the BBC children’s science fiction serial Dark Season. Winslet auditioned for the part of Juliet Hulme, a teenager who assists in the murder of the mother of her best friend, Pauline Parker (played by Melanie Lynskey). The film was released to favourable reviews in 1994 and won Jackson and partner Fran Walsh a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Queen Elizabeth II Honors Kate Winslet With… Well chip-chip-cheerio!! Kate Winslet has finally won something to possibly match the greatness of an Oscar — the Queen’s royal honor!! Queen Elizabeth II named Rose Kate “Commander of the Order of the British Empire!” Swanky! After winning the jewel, she said: “I am both surprised and honored to stand alongside so many men [...] [link]