Kate Winslet is to be honoured at this year's The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

The Oscar winning actress is set to receive The Variety Award at the ceremony, which will take place on 6th December in London.

The Variety Award is given to a actor, director, writer, or producer whose work has helped to focus the international spotlight on UK film... needless to say, Winslet has done that and so much more during her career.

Not only has Winslet picked up a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in The Reader, but she has also been nominated on five other occasions for her work in movies such as Little Children, Iris, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Speaking about being the recipient of this award, Winslet said: "I am thrilled to be receiving this Award and to be in the company of a whole host of brilliant filmmakers and actors, many of whom I'm lucky enough to call friends and colleagues. It's an honour to be flying the flag for British filmmaking."

As well as critical and Oscar success, Winslet has also enjoyed blockbuster hits with the likes of Titanic and, more recently, the Divergent series.

2015 has already been a busy year for the actress with Insurgent and A Little Chaos hitting the big screen. The actress will be back later this autumn with the new Steve Jobs biopic.

The movie, which closed the BFI London Film Festival earlier this month, sees the actress team up with filmmaker Danny Boyle for the first time as she takes on the role of Joanna Hoffman in the film.

Winslet has also completed work on The Dressmaker and Triple 9.

Nominations for the The Moët British Independent Film Awards will be announced on Tuesday 3 November and the ceremony will take place on Sunday 6 December at Old Billingsgate, London.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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