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12/10/2015  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Australian Academy Awards: Kate Winslet Sends DIY Best Actress Acceptance Speech Via Phone

Kate Winslet is ordinarily a dab hand at acceptance speeches having picked up numerous gongs over the years, but even the pros have to phone it in sometimes, but never literally.

The Oscar-winning English actress took a rather unusual DIY approach to her acceptance speech after winning best actress for The Dressmaker at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, recording herself on the phone back home in England.

In the self deprecating two and a half minute speech, Winslet acknowledged it took her six takes to film her speech, after she realised she had a hole in her sweater on the fifth take. Ironic, given she won the award for her role as Aussie couturier Tilly Dunnage in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker.

She begrudgingly put on lipstick and described herself as “lame” and “lazy” for not making the trip to Sydney to the awards ceremony held on Dec 9. She said she did not expect to win as she believed the best actor nod should “go to a local”.

While she gave serious thanks to cast and crew for her award, including co-star and best supporting actress winner Judy Davis, who she called “more inspiring than I think I could have ever imagined or hoped you would be”, she positively gushed about co-star Liam Hemsworth.

“Lovely Liam Hemsworth, I do have to mention him, even though he’s really, really famous and probably doesn’t need more people talking about how gorgeous he is,” said Winslet.

She added: “But I am going to have to talk about him because he is really, really gorgeous and we were very lucky to have him.”

While Winslet’s DIY speech didn’t make the broadcast cut, you can see the video below.

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09/15/2015  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Red Carpet Video for “The Dressmaker” Premiere at TIFF

THE DRESSMAKER starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet at TIFF 2015 from Red Carpet Diary on Vimeo.


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12/23/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Photos: On Set of The Dressmaker

I have added some on set images of Kate from her upcoming film “The Dressmaker” to our gallery.

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Movie Productions > The Dressmaker > One Set – December 16, 2014


05/10/2014  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Liam Hemsworth Joins Kate Winslet on ‘The Dressmaker’

Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Isla Fisher (“The Great Gatsby”) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”) are set to join Kate Winslet and Judy Davis (“Husbands & Wives”) in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s “The Dressmaker.”

Embankment is selling international territories and co-represents the U.S. with CAA.

Principal photography starts in Australia in October.

Winslet plays an avenging angel who returns home to the remote country town from which she fled as a child after being accused of murder, to make amends with her eccentric mother. Although ostracized, as an exponent of the most stunning 1950s haute couture inspired by Madame Vionnet and Balenciaga, she liberates and empowers the town’s women with her quick wit and beautiful clothing. She unexpectedly finds love and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who wronged her.

Moorhouse (“Proof,” “How to Make an American Quilt”), who directs her script adaptation of the eponymous novel by Rosalie Ham, said: “Kate Winslet is perfect for Tilly. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and deeply mysterious on screen. Judy Davis is amongst the great contemporary actresses and she will bring powerful wit and charm to the role of Molly. Liam Hemsworth is a laid back, genuine charmer who’s also tall, dark and movie-star handsome. He’ll create a character for the audience to fall in love with.”

Working with Moorhouse will be director of photography Don McAlpine (“Moulin Rouge!”), costume designer Tim Chappel (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”), production designer Roger Ford (“Chronicles of Narnia”) and editor Jill Bilcock (“Moulin Rouge!”).

“The Dressmaker” is produced by Sue Maslin (“Japanese Story”) through Film Art Media, and the film has been financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, Fulcrum Media Finance, White Hot Productions, Film Victoria, Soundfirm and developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

The film is also financed by Ingenious Senior Film Fund, represented by Gavin Poolman and Michael Shyjka, and will be distributed by Universal Pictures in its home territory.

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