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Kate Beckinsale

Actor Date of birth 26th July 1973
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1993
First feature film Much Ado About Nothing
Biography

Kate Beckinsale is the daughter of actors Judy Loe and Richard Beckinsale. As a teenager she joined a youth theatre in Chiswick, London. She studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University. As a college student, she acted in movies such as Much Ado About Nothing. She found fame starring in the US movie Pearl Harbour. She has played a range of characters from Ava Gardner in The Aviator to a vampire warrior in the Underworld movies.

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Kate Beckinsale's films

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Packshot for the film The Trials Of Cate McCall
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2014

A disgraced lawyer (Kate Beckinsale) takes on a murder case to clear her name. With Nick Nolte and James Cromwell. Strong references to sexual violence, very strong language.

Rent for £3.50
Packshot for the film Serendipity
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
90 Mins
Released
2001

John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale put their relationship in the hands of fate. Contains mild language and sex references.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Vacancy
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
82 Mins
Released
2007

A couple's night in a motel turns into a nightmare when they discover they are being filmed by the sadistic owner. With Luke Wilson. With very strong violence.

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Did you know?

  • Kate Beckinsale won the WH Smith's Young Writers competition twice.
  • She gained 20 pounds for her role in The Aviator.
  • She has a daughter, Lily, from her nine year relationship with Michael Sheen. Lily played a younger version of Kate's character in Underworld: Evolution.
  • She met Les Wiseman when he directed her in Underworld. They married in 2004.
  • To prepare for her role as a nurse in Pearl Harbour, she practicsed giving injections.