CHILDHOOD of Kate Beckinsale: FIRST LOSS
Kate Beckinsale was born and spent most of his life in London. Mother - Jude Law, appeared in a large number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work today, mainly in the television series. The father - Richard Beckinsale, in the '70s played in the popular British comedy series, the most prominent of which were "lovers" / "The Lovers" (1970), "Oatmeal" / "Porridge" (1974). Creative debut Kate held when the little girl was just three weeks old, in the television series "Harriet returned to the city." Happy and proud parents willing to use every opportunity to present your girl for all to see. In March 1979, at the age of 31, Beckinsale died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving not only the broken-hearted wife and daughter, but also the tragedy shocked the British showbiz. When the accident happened, Kate was not yet six years old, but she was aware of the severity of the loss and a lifetime retained the warmest memories of my father. Actress still remember how they played together, and Dad is easily ruffled her earlobe.

Later, Kate says, "Actors who knew him, did not stop to tell how hard they have experienced the death of my father. I even had to comfort them ... When you are three times higher than his companion, with whom I communicate, it is easy to assume that he is unable to to understand what is going on. But I knew exactly what had happened, and was beside herself with grief. " Judy did everything that depended on it, to calm his daughter, but Kate felt like the whole world collapsed. Kate was nine when Judy remarried. Her choice was the Roy Battersby, the father of four sons and a daughter. Tomboy-girl Kate, accustomed to reign supreme attention to the mother, was suddenly a member of the huge family that delight she did not cause. At first she hated with all his heart stepbrother and stepsister, having grown calmer. According to the actress, then she felt as if her world had invaded invaders. Especially Kate did not like stepbrothers who paid foolish arrogant girl the same coin. Battersby was the ideal stepfather. He had the patience to give Kate's time to take it. The turning point came when Kate was going to a costume party in the image of KarmenM irandy, stepfather and stepdaughter took the hat for the famous singer. Girl appreciated the gesture. Kate graduated from a private school Godolphin and Latimer in London. As a teenager, she twice won the prestigious competition for young writers of the UK. After growing up with the rapid and continuous bouts of anorexia smoking (the habit actress could not get rid of the present day), Kate gradually joined the acting world.

CREATIVITY of Kate Beckinsale: OXFORD, theater, film, television, filmography
Kate Beckinsale's first success was the participation in the television movie about World War II under the name "One Against the Wind" (1991), which was filmed in Luxembourg, and first appeared on television the United States. In autumn 1991, Kate began to study French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford University. Even then, she was determined to become an actress, and the university has chosen to expand the horizons.

In the first year of study at Oxford, Kate received an offer to star in a film by Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." Subsequently, she worked in three films, starting with a role in the historical drama "Prince of Jutland" (1994). The film was shot in Denmark in the spring of 1993, and Kate managed not to interrupt a course in Oxford, dedicating the shooting of the Easter holidays. In the summer of the same year, Beckinsale starred in the mystical drama "Without a cover." The third year of study at the University of Kate held in Paris as part of an internship program students at Oxford abroad. In France, Beckinsale immersed himself in the culture of the capital - to perfect your French, savored French cigarettes. Year of independent life in Paris, away from the student community, Kate forced to rethink their plans for the future. She stood before a choice - to continue their studies or fully concentrate on her acting career. After much deliberation Beckinsale chose the latter. In spring 1994 Keytostavila Oxford. In the late summer of 1994, Kate participated in the television movie "Cold Farm," which was filmed in London and East Sussex and in 1995 was a huge success on TV screens of America, and two years later was adapted for UK theaters.

In the first half of 1995, Beckinsale held a concert tour with Chekhov's "The Seagull." After rejecting several mediocre scripts, and nearly died of boredom, Kate waited for seven months an interesting role. The biggest success was in 1995 for her part in the movie "Haunted". In 1996, Kate got a role in a major British TV show on the novel by Jane Austen's "Emma", and then followed the work failed comedy "Sell" and rather mediocre film "The Last Days of Disco". Beckinsale became popular actress: roles in film and television, the work on the stage of the London theaters. In 2000, Kate participated in a film about his father "Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale."

Kate Beckinsale TODAY
The new millennium brought Beckinsale roles in "Pearl Harbor," "Intuition," "Van Helsing," "Underworld," "Click with the remote control for life," "Snow Angels," "Vacancy". Its partners are Michael Sheen, John Cusack, Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler.

The great success enjoyed her work in "The Aviator" where Kate played Ava Gardner. In 2006, the actress once again appeared before the audience in the role of vampire Selene in the 2003 sequel - "Underworld: Evolution", directed by Len Wiseman, her husband.

PERSONAL LIFE of Kate Beckinsale
Personal life Kate Beckinsale is inextricably linked with work in film and theater. As a student it romantically involved with actor Edmund Moriarty, whom she met at a performance of Arthur Miller's "View from the Bridge." The film "Much Ado About Nothing" was the beginning of her affair with Michael Sheen, as a result in 1999 was born their daughter Lily. In 2003, Kate broke into Sheen and a year later was married to Len Wiseman, director of "another world" and its sequel.

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Beckinsale was born in Chiswick, London, England. She is the only child of actors Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe. She has an older paternal half-sister, actress Samantha Beckinsale, but they have not had regular contact. Her father was of one quarter Burmese descent. She made her first television appearance at the age of four, in an episode of This is Your Life dedicated to her father. When she was five years old, her 31-year-old father died suddenly of a heart attack. Beckinsale was deeply traumatised by the loss and "started expecting bad things to happen. " Her widowed mother moved in with director Roy Battersby when Beckinsale was nine and she was brought up alongside his four sons and daughter. She has a close relationship with her step-father, who was a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party during her childhood. Beckinsale helped to sell The News Line, a Trotskyist newspaper, as a child and has said the household phone was tapped following Battersby's blacklisting by the BBC. Family friends included Ken Loach and Vanessa Redgrave.