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Kate Beckinsale is a Actor British born on 26 july 1973

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale
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Birth name Kathrin Romany Beckinsale
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 26 july 1973 (45 years)

Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) 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. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she had a break-out year in 2001 with starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. She built on this success with appearances in the biopic The Aviator (2004) and the comedy Click (2006).
Beckinsale appeared in the Underworld film series and has since starred in many action films, including Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), as well as Contraband, and Total Recall (all in 2012). She also makes occasional appearances in smaller dramatic projects such as Snow Angels (2007), Winged Creatures (2008), Nothing but the Truth (for which she earned a Critic's Choice Award nomination in 2008), and Everybody's Fine (2009).

Biography

Relationships

Beckinsale had an eight-year relationship with actor Michael Sheen from 1995 until 2003. They met when cast in a touring production of The Seagull in early 1995 and moved in together shortly afterwards. She has said it was "love at first sight" and that he saved her from "a hospital for the criminally insane". In 1997, they appeared in a radio production of Romeo and Juliet. Their daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, was born in London in 1999. The actress has said she was "embarrassed" that Sheen never proposed but felt as though she were married: "If you keep a library book out long enough, you feel it's yours."

Their relationship ended in early 2003, after the filming of Underworld. Beckinsale had persuaded director Len Wiseman to cast Sheen in the film, but, while on set, she and Wiseman (who was married) began a relationship. All parties, aside from Wiseman's first wife, have maintained that there was no infidelity. Wiseman married Beckinsale on May 9, 2004 in Bel-Air, California. They live in Los Angeles. Beckinsale and Wiseman both remain friends with Sheen.


Legal actions
In July 2003, the Press Complaints Commission dismissed a complaint filed by Beckinsale. Beckinsale had claimed that the Daily Mail invaded her and her daughter's privacy by publishing photographs of the actress embracing and kissing her new partner Len Wiseman. The article was headlined "Mummy's latest love scene leaves Lily unimpressed" and included a picture in which her four-year-old daughter appeared to be ignoring her mother's romantic actions. The Commission found that "the photographs had been taken in a public place and did not reveal any private details about Lily—such as her health or schooling—but were restricted to general observations about her apparent reaction to her surroundings". 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 partner Michael Sheen. The apology was issued after the actress filed a complaint with the Press Complaints Commission. In 2009 Beckinsale was awarded £20,000 in damages by the British High Court after taking legal action against Express Newspapers. The Daily Express had falsely reported that the actress was "facing heartbreak" after missing out on a part in a remake of Barbarella.


Politics
Beckinsale is pro choice. She appeared in a Funny or Die skit which satirises the Republican Party's "War on Women".


Charity work
The British Heart Foundation has been Beckinsale's charity of choice "ever since I was six years old". She has also donated film memorabilia to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, MediCinema, Habitat For Humanity and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. In 2008 she hosted the 4th Annual Pink Party to raise funds for the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and organised a screening of All About Eve for FilmAid International. In 2012 Beckinsale joined Nestlé's Share the Joy of Reading Programme to raise awareness about the importance of children's literacy.

Best films

Pearl Harbor (2001)
(Actress)
Van Helsing (2004)
(Actress)
Click (2006)
(Actress)
Total Recall (2012)
(Actress)
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
(Actress)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
(Actress)

Usually with

Len Wiseman
Len Wiseman
(7 films)
Whit Stillman
Whit Stillman
(2 films)
Danny McBride
Danny McBride
(4 films)
Gary Lucchesi
Gary Lucchesi
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kate Beckinsale (45 films)

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Actress

The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles Johanna
Rating62% 3.1493553.1493553.1493553.1493553.149355
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, Johanna, dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
The Disappointments Room, 1h32
Directed by D.J. Caruso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin, Mel Raido, Michael Landes
Roles Dana Barrow
Rating39% 1.9598451.9598451.9598451.9598451.959845
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Underworld: Next Generation, 1h31
Directed by Anna Foerster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, India Eisley, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance
Roles Selene
Rating57% 2.893242.893242.893242.893242.89324
Après s'être éloigné de sa fille Eve pour éviter de la mettre en danger, Selene continue sa fuite et sa recherche de son compagnon, Michael Corvin. Elle refuse malgré tout l'aide de David, l'un de ses alliés. Mais quand elle est contactée par les membres du Conseil des Vampires qui acceptent de pardonner ses actions en échange de son aide, Selene est obligée de retourner parmi les siens pour entraîner des vampires à se battre contre les Lycans qui préparent en cachette une nouvelle attaque avec leur nouveau chef, Marius.
Love & Friendship, 1h32
Directed by Whit Stillman
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, Jemma Redgrave
Roles Lady Susan Vernon
Rating63% 3.1987253.1987253.1987253.1987253.198725
Lady Susan Vernon, encore jeune et belle veuve aux mœurs assez scandaleuses, est une femme égoïste et manipulatrice, une mère tyrannique qui cherche à marier à un riche imbécile sa fille de seize ans, Frederica, qu'elle traite avec mépris et cruauté. Frederica, protégée par la lucide Catherine Vernon, belle-sœur de Lady Susan, tombe amoureuse de Reginald De Courcy, le frère de cette dernière. Mais Lady Susan a jeté son dévolu sur lui et compte bien l'épouser elle-même.
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles Catherine
Rating59% 2.9973152.9973152.9973152.9973152.997315
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
The Face of an Angel, 1h40
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Brühl, Cara Delevingne, Alistair Petrie, Rosie Fellner, Genevieve Gaunt
Roles Simone Ford
Rating46% 2.3067152.3067152.3067152.3067152.306715
En Toscane, un journaliste et un réalisateur de film documentaires enquêtent sur le viol et le meurtre d'une étudiante britannique.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Roles Eliza Graves
Rating67% 3.399213.399213.399213.399213.39921
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
The Trials of Cate McCall, 1h29
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Beckinsale, David Lyons, James Cromwell, Nick Nolte, Clancy Brown, Mark Pellegrino
Roles Cate McCall
Rating62% 3.148043.148043.148043.148043.14804
Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale) is an alcoholic lawyer who is in recovery, on probation, and estranged from her family. In order to regain custody of her young daughter and be reinstated to the bar, this former hotshot lawyer accepts a pro bono appeal of a woman, Lacey, who has been convicted of murder. Aided by her assistant, Cate pulls out all stops to prove Lacey's innocence, as well as work on her own alcohol and work addictions. Cate does not move past her work addiction, neglecting arranged time with her daughter while she successfully gets Lacey's conviction overturned. When Cate finds out that Lacey is guilty, she starts drinking again, further neglecting her daughter. Cate returns to her original, high profile law firm, and purposefully torpedoes her own client's case in the middle of a trial. Cate then takes multiple illegal actions to put Lacey back in prison. Cate gives evidence to the prosecutor that can convict Lacey, then conspires with the prosecutor, with the two of them agreeing to keep it a secret so that she won't be disbarred, which would deny him the ability to use the evidence that he should not have, stating "if you have me disbarred, you can't take credit for my idea". Cate, with the full knowledge of the prosecutor that she is working illegally against her client, does not recuse herself from Lacey's trial – though she does blackmail the original judge, who previously ruled in Lacey's favour, to recuse himself. The prosecutor, exercising prosecuterial misconduct, does not recuse himself from the case either. Cate's overt acts of fraud, conspiracy, blackmail and misconduct enable her to get Lacey re-convicted. Cate's reward for her illegal actions is to be granted shared custody of her daughter.
Contraband
Contraband (2012)
, 1h49
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J. K. Simmons, Lukas Haas
Roles Kate Farraday
Rating64% 3.2486353.2486353.2486353.2486353.248635
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. They learn that Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) was smuggling drugs, but dropped them into the Mississippi River during a surprise inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Total Recall, 1h58
Directed by Len Wiseman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Bill Nighy
Roles Lori Quaid
Rating62% 3.147153.147153.147153.147153.14715
At the end of the 21st century, Earth is devastated by chemical warfare. What little habitable land remains is divided into two territories, the United Federation of Britain (UFB, located on mainland Europe) and the Colony (Australia). Many residents of the Colony travel to the UFB to work in factories via "the Fall", a gravity elevator running through the Earth's core. A Resistance operating in the UFB seeks to improve life in the Colony, which the UFB views as a terrorist movement.
Underworld: Awakening, 1h28
Directed by Måns Mårlind
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Theo James, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea
Roles Selene
Rating63% 3.1982853.1982853.1982853.1982853.198285
Six months after the events of the second film, humans have captured Selene during "The Purge", a global military crusade to exterminate vampires and lycans. Vampires have waged guerrilla warfare against the government, but the humans have overrun them, forcing the survivors to hide underground and resist the humans on their own.
After the Waterfall, 1h34
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Antony Starr, Peter McCauley, Kate Beckinsale, Elizabeth Hawthorne
Roles Ana Drean
Rating56% 2.821562.821562.821562.821562.82156
John Drean (Antony Starr) is a park ranger whose marriage to his wife Ana (Sally Stockwell) begins to suffer when their daughter, Pearl (Georgia Rose), goes missing under his care. Four years later, John is still looking for his little girl and his life seems to be at a standstill, while Ana is in a relationship with John's best friend, and the policeman behind Pearl's disappearance, David (Cohen Holloway). Things begin to change for the better, however, when John's father, George (Peter McCauley), believes he saw Pearl walking past a shop window.
Everybody's Fine, 1h39
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Kate Moennig, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
Roles Amy
Rating70% 3.5478753.5478753.5478753.5478753.547875
Frank Goode (Robert De Niro), a recently widowed retiree, is getting ready for his children, David (Austin Lysy), Rosie (Drew Barrymore), Amy (Kate Beckinsale) and Robert (Sam Rockwell) to come visit him. One by one though, each of his children call to cancel on him at the last minute. Feeling a bit down by the rejections, Frank decides to head out on a cross-country trip, visiting each of his kids, despite warnings against travel from his doctor. He is chronically ill with cardiac and respiratory problems from his life work making PVC-covered power lines. He deceives his children about his health, telling them that he is fine.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, 1h32
Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Films about viral outbreaks, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra, Kevin Grevioux, Steven Mackintosh, Kate Beckinsale
Roles Selene
Rating65% 3.297913.297913.297913.297913.29791
The film tells the story of Lucian, the first werewolf born in human form and the first to be called a Lycan. Viktor, a vampire elder, raises the child, and envisions a race of Lycan slaves that could keep guard of the coven's fortress during the day and be used as laborers by the vampires at night. To this end, Viktor demands from the local human nobles a tribute of silver, with which to keep his slaves under control. As Lucian grows up, he and Viktor's daughter Sonja (Rhona Mitra) fall in love and begin a secretive intimate relationship in their adult years. Sonja is reckless and insubordinate, and one night Lucian escapes and rescues Sonja from his werewolf brethren. Viktor, despite acknowledging that Lucian saved his daughter, cannot forgive the escape and locks Lucian away.
Whiteout
Whiteout (2009)
, 1h41
Directed by Stuart Baird, Len Wiseman, Dominic Sena
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Tom Skerritt, Alex O'Loughlin, Shawn Doyle
Roles Carrie Stetko
Rating54% 2.749772.749772.749772.749772.74977
Inside a Russian cargo plane flying above Antarctica. In the cargo hold, three Russians sit with a padlocked box. The co-pilot leaves his seat and goes into the cargo hold, and then begins to shoot the other men, who return fire. The chaos caused by the gunfight leads to a crash which kills all aboard. In modern times, newcomers arrive at the United States' Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, while others who are scheduled to leave are preparing to do so early because of a storm. They must depart before the onset of winter or remain for six months. Deputy U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) has been working in Antarctica for two years, since a betrayal by her partner in Miami that killed him and nearly killed her. She plans to retire after returning to the United States in two days.