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Kate Winslet back on TV

entertainment Updated: Feb 13, 2010 16:29 IST

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Hollywood actress Kate Winslet is set to make a comeback to television as she will appear in a small screen version of James M Cain's novel

Mildred Pierce




star began her acting career on British TV in the 1990s before breaking into Hollywood movies rosing to stardom.

The 34-year-old beauty is returning to the small screen in a mini-series of

Mildred Pierce

, playing a proud single mother in Depression-era Los Angeles,



Helmed by Ilene Landress of

The Sopranos

fame and scripted by Odd Haynes and Jon Raymond, it will be produced for television network HBO with shooting expected to start in New York in April.

Joan Crawford starred in the 1945 film adaptation, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.