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Winslet worth £60m to UK economy

entertainment Updated: Nov 10, 2009 22:11 IST
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Winslet worth £60m to UK economy

Kate Winslet, 34, is the first actor to be audited in a bold new venture by the UK Film Council, designed to calculate the exact value of the industry’s stars.

Jokingly referred to as the “Winslet algorithm”, it bases its findings on a number of factors — from Winslet’s basic salary through to the “promotional effect” that her films have on British tourism.

Whose brainchild

The Winslet algorithm is the brainchild of David Steele, head of research and statistics at the UK Film Council.
Steele calculates that Winslet’s single biggest acting payment was the estimated £6 million she pocketed for her work on the 2004 drama Finding Neverland.

Winslet’s best

Winslet first came to public notice thanks to roles in Sense and Sensibility and Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, before starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the record-breaking Titanic. Other notable films include Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Revolutionary Road.