Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Highest Rated: 97% Love & Friendship (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Disappointments Room (2016)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1973

Birthplace: London, England

First making an impression on international audiences with her role as the sweet, virginal Hero in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (1993), pale-skinned, fine-boned British actress Kate Beckinsale has since stepped beyond period pieces to prove that she is anything but a fragile English rose.The daughter of a BBC casting director and famed television actor Richard Beckinsale (known for roles on Porridge and Rising Damp), Beckinsale was born July 26, 1973. After her father's death from a heart attack in 1979, the actress was raised by her mother. By her own account, Beckinsale's childhood and adolescence were fairly troubled, marked by struggles with anorexia. She decided to follow in her father's acting footsteps while still a teenager and in 1991, had her major television debut in Once Against the Wind, a World War II drama in which she played Judy Davis' daughter. The same year, Beckinsale enrolled at Oxford, to study French and Russian Literature, and pursued her education until committing herself full-time to acting. In 1993, while still a student at Oxford, Beckinsale was cast in Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. Her supporting role was a memorable one, winning the actress a limited amount of recognition amongst American audiences, but it was not until 1995, when she starred in John Schlesinger's adaptation of Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm, that her wattage began to increase, at least in art houses everywhere. The film, which was initially made for BBC television, proved to be a modest hit, bringing in respectable box office and glowing reviews. Beckinsale followed the film's success with another two years later, starring as an altruistic con artist in the quirky romantic comedy Shooting Fish. The film was an unqualified hit in its native country, becoming the third-highest grossing film in England for 1997. The same year, Beckinsale further increased her visibility with the title role in A&E's Emma.She next graced American movie screens in Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (1998). She received good reviews for her portrayal of a cool and catty WASP college graduate (for which she assumed an American accent), although the movie itself met with a deeply mixed reaction. The following year, Beckinsale, in addition to giving birth to a daughter (fathered by longtime boyfriend Michael Sheen), starred in her first big-budget Hollywood feature. Playing opposite Claire Danes in Brokedown Palace, the actress portrayed an American girl who, while on vacation with best friend Danes in Thailand, gets caught with heroin and is sentenced to 33 years in a Thai prison.That mid-budgeted film, however, was nothing compared to her next major Hollywood production. After essaying roles in a television production of Alice Through the Looking Glass (1999) and the Merchant/Ivory production of Henry James' The Golden Bowl (2000), Beckinsale was plucked from relative obscurity by director Michael Bay for his lavish World War II epic, Pearl Harbor (2001). Boasting a record-setting, nine-digit price tag and one of the most aggressive marketing campaigns ever waged on the American public, the film featured the actress as Evelyn, a plucky nurse torn between the affections of two soldiers. Though a brief foray into Laurel Canyon found Beckinsale essaying the low-key role of a Harvard graduate gone astray after a taste of the wild side of life, she once again shifted into high gear for the big-budget vampire versus werewolf battle royal Underworld in 2003. Sporting the sort of gothic vinyl duds that had fanboys crooning, Beckinsale raised arms against a brutal breed of lycanthropes and few could argue that she didn't look good doing it. So good, in fact, that not only a sequel but a prequel followed.Soon thereafter the starlet was once again doing battle with the undead (opposite X-Men's Hugh Jackman) in the action horror adventure Van Helsing. At the end of 2004, Beckinsale turned in a solid performance as Ava Gardner in Martin Scorses

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
55% Farming Actor 2019
34% The Only Living Boy in New York Johanna $0.7M 2017
18% Absolutely Anything Catherine $0.7M 2017
21% Underworld: Blood Wars Selene $30.4M 2017
0% The Disappointments Room Dana $2.5M 2016
97% Love & Friendship Lady Susan Vernon Martin $14.1M 2016
37% The Face Of An Angel Simone Ford 2015
54% Stonehearst Asylum Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall Cate McCall 2013
31% Total Recall Lori Quaid $58.9M 2012
27% Underworld: Awakening Selene $62.4M 2012
51% Contraband Kate Farraday $66.5M 2012
47% Everybody's Fine Amy $8.9M 2009
7% Whiteout Carrie Stetko $10.4M 2009
30% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans Actor $45.9M 2009
82% Nothing But the Truth Rachel Armstrong 2008
45% Fragments Carla Davenport 2008
55% Vacancy Amy Fox $19M 2007
68% Snow Angels Annie Marchand $0.3M 2007
33% Click Donna Newman $137.4M 2006
17% Underworld: Evolution Selene $62.4M 2006
86% The Aviator Ava Gardner $102.6M 2004
29% Tiptoes Carol 2004
No Score Yet Van Helsing: The London Assignment Actor 2004
24% Van Helsing Anna Valerious $119.7M 2004
31% Underworld Selene $51.5M 2003
68% Laurel Canyon Alex $3.6M 2003
58% Serendipity Sara Thomas $50M 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Evelyn Johnson $197.8M 2001
53% The Golden Bowl Maggie Verver $2.2M 2000
31% Brokedown Palace Darlene Davis 1999
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice 1998
73% Last Days of Disco Charlotte 1998
57% Shooting Fish Georgie 1998
83% Cold Comfort Farm Flora Poste 1996
88% Jane Austen's Emma Emma Woodhouse 1996
80% Haunted Christina Mariell 1995
No Score Yet Royal Deceit (Prince of Jutland) Ethel 1994
No Score Yet Uncovered Julia 1994
90% Much Ado About Nothing Hero 1993
No Score Yet One Against the Wind Barbe 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
59% The Widow
2019
Georgia Wells 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2017
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2019
2017
2012
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2016
2012
2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2012
2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2008
2001
No Score Yet Punk'd (2003)
2003-2012
Appearing 2006
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Emma Woodhouse 1997

QUOTES FROM Kate Beckinsale CHARACTERS

Donna Newman says: She has so many problems why do you have to be so mean?

Michael Newman says: I don't know. I mean, hello?

Janine says: You know way too much about me. I never should've done that Montel Williams show.

Michael Newman says: Even Montel Williams thought you were crazy and he's seen a lot of shit.

Janine says: I was desperate for companionship. All of my husbands emotionally abandoned me.

Michael Newman says: They went to work. You had sex with their unemployed brothers. Your a horn dog.

Donna Newman says: Michael!

Douglas Quaid says: Why you trying to kill me? Talk! Or we can skip straight til' death do us part!

Lori Quaid says: I'm not your wife

Douglas Quaid says: That's bullshit we've been married seven years!

Lori Quaid says: I'm UFB Police Intel, assigned to play your wife, six weeks ago I didn't even know you.

Douglas Quaid says: Our marriage?

Lori Quaid says: What can I say? I give good wife. Come on, deep down did you really believe someone like me, would marry someone like you, and live, in this shithole!?

Sara Thomas says: Okay. Favorite movie.

Jonathan Trager says: The correct answer is Cool Hand Luke.

Sara Thomas says: I've never seen it.

Jonathan Trager says: Oh, come on. You've never seen Cool Hand Luke? Paul Newman? Oh my god. Come on! "Failure to communicate." Sadistic cop in sunglasses with no name. Reminds me of you in that way.

Sara Thomas says: Um, favorite New York moment.

Jonathan Trager says: This one's climbing the charts.

Lori Quaid says: Are you fucking kidding me?

Alice says: Do you really think we know each other well enough to room together?

Charlotte says: Well maybe that’s good.

Charlotte says: Well maybe that's good.

Alice says: It’s not just that we don’t know each other well, I’m not really sure we even like each other.

Alice says: It's not just that we don't know each other well, I'm not really sure we even like each other.

Charlotte says: That’s okay.

Charlotte says: That's okay.

Selene says: What is this place?

Lori Quaid says: Get some sleep.

Douglas Quaid says: Sleep scares me.

Lori Quaid says: Well, dream of me.

Anna Valerious says: What do you want?

Frankenstein's Monster says: To exist.

Lori Quaid says: By the way, you haven't even begun to to see me try to kill you.

Douglas Quaid says: What the hell are you doing?

Lori Quaid says: My job!

Lori Quaid says: You didn't think i'd leave without a goodbye kiss did you?

Lori Quaid says: Did you think I'd let you leave without a kiss goodbye?

Lori Quaid says: You still out there baby? Or I suppose I should call you Hauser, I guess the joke was on me. I always thought you were a loser, turns out I was living with the greatest Intelligence Agent alive. Cohaagen still wants you back you know, then again you always were the favourite. All we heard back at the Agency was how great Carl Hauser was, but you know what you are? You're a traitor, and traitor's get put to death. . .

Lori Quaid says: You still out there baby? Or I suppose I should call you Hauser, I guess the joke was on me. I always thought you were a loser, turns out I was living with the greatest Intelligence Agent alive. Cohaagen still wants you back you know, then again you always were the favourite. All we heard back at the Agency was how great Carl Hauser was, but you know what you are? You're a traitor, and traitor's get put to death...

Douglas Quaid/Hauser says: Oh shit (Waiting for the lift doors to open)

Douglas Quaid/Hauser says: Oh shit. [waiting for the lift doors to open]

Lori Quaid says: So you might want to give you're little girlfriend a kiss goodbye, as long as she doesn't mind where those lips have been. . .

Lori Quaid says: So you might want to give you're little girlfriend a kiss goodbye, as long as she doesn't mind where those lips have been...

Lori Quaid says: What can I say I give good wife!

Lori Quaid says: What can I say? I give good wife.

Lori Quaid says: Sweet dreams.

Douglas Quaid says: What the hell are you doing!?

Lori Quaid says: My job!

Count Vladislaus Dracula says: Don't we make a lovely couple?

Anna Valerious says: Oh my God...

Count Vladislaus Dracula says: I am looking for a new bride Anna. Someone strong and beautiful.

Lycan Creature #1 says: I heal instantly.

Selene says: I'm counting on it.

Selene says: I was with him one day, and when I awoke it was 12 years later.

Selene says: My heart's not cold, it's broken.

Selene says: This day was bound to come!

Selene says: Where is Michael?!

Selene says: Whatever it is they want from her, it's worth dying for.

Selene says: She is the key to winning this war.

Selene says: You don't know me very well.

Rafe McCawley says: God your so beautiful that it hurts.

Evelyn Johnson says: It's your nose!

Rafe McCawley says: No I think its my heart...

Selene says: Oh... Well then perhaps I've been mistaken and there's no use for you at all.

Selene says: Oh, well then perhaps I'm mistaken and there's no use for you at all.

Selene says: What will I become?

Corvinus Alexander says: The future.

Donna Newman says: I gotta fix the ducks head, and his... butt hole.

Donna Newman says: I have to sew the duck's head back on, and fix his butthole.

Selene says: For six centuries I was a loyal soldier to the vampire clan. But I was betrayed. The war was not as it had seemed. In one night, the lies that had united our kind had been exposed. Kraven, our second-in-command, had formed a secret alliance with Lucian, leader of the werewolf clan, to overthrow Viktor, our leader. But Kraven's lust for power and domination had failed. Viktor was not the savior I had been led to believe. He had betrayed us all. Soon, the hunt will be on for his killer. I have but one ally left: Michael, the human descendent of Corvinus. Neither vampire nor lycan, but a hybrid. It's only a matter of time before we're found. My only hope now is to awaken Markus, our last remaining elder, and expose the truth before Kraven tries to murder him while he's still in hibernation. Kraven knows he's no match for him awake.

Selene says: [to Michael] There's never been a hybrid before. However ambivalent you might feel about it, the truth is, your powers could be limitless. You depend on blood.

Selene says: [voiceover] Though I cannot predict the future, the consequences of this night will reverberate through the halls of both great covens for many years to come. Two vampire elders have been slain, one by my own hand. Soon, Marcus will take the throne, and a tide of anger and retribution will spill out into the night. Differences will be set aside. Allegiances will be made. And soon, I will become the hunted.

Selene says: [voiceover] The war had all but ground to a halt in the blink of an eye. Lucian, the most feared and ruthless leader ever to rule the Lycan clan, had finally been killed. The Lycan horde scattered to the wind in a single evening of flame and retribution. Victory, it seemed, was in our grasp, the very birthright of the vampires. Nearly six centuries had passed since that night, yet the ancient feud proved unwilling to follow Lucian to the grave. Though Lycans were fewer in number, the war itself had become more perilous, for the moon no longer held her sway. Older, more powerful Lycans, were now able to change at will. The weapons had evolved, but our orders remained the same: Hunt them down and kill them off, one by one. A most successful campaign. Perhaps too successful. For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete. Pity, because I lived for it.

Selene says: Whether you like it or not, you're in the middle of a war that has been raging for the better part of a thousand years. A blood feud between vampires and lycans. Werewolves.

Selene says: I am a Death Dealer, sworn to destroy those known as the Lycans. Our war has waged for centuries, unseen by human eyes. But all that is about to change.

Carrie Stetko says: How bad is it?

Delfy says: Bad enough that you don't want to see.

Carrie Stetko says: "This ice has been worked" (Walks off and falls into a hole)

Carrie Stetko says: This ice has been worked. (Walks off and falls into a hole)

Delfy says: "Stetko!!!"

Delfy says: Stetko!!!

Carol says: So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would love to see that!