Winslet to star in Vivienne Westwood biopic

Winslet to star in Vivienne Westwood biopic

Kate Winslet is to portray fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in an upcoming movie of her life.

The actress has been cast to play British icon Westwood in the Universal film, which will document the designer's rise to fame in the 1970s to the present day.

Winslet will meet with the designer once the script has been completed to discuss ideas for the film.

Confirming the casting, a spokesperson for Westwood says: "The script is going well and Kate will play Vivienne. It has been a long time in the planning but we're very excited that it's happening."

More in this Section

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas reveals his father has died aged 78Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas reveals his father has died aged 78

Kevin Hart ‘worried about next generation of black men’ after George Floyd deathKevin Hart ‘worried about next generation of black men’ after George Floyd death

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pay tribute to daughter Zaya on her birthdayGabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade pay tribute to daughter Zaya on her birthday

Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick dies aged 70Kiss guitarist Bob Kulick dies aged 70


Lifestyle

Fearless is a slick new documentary airing next Monday on RTÉ 1 which follows Cork native and editor-in-chief of US Glamour, Samantha Barry, in the run up to the 29th Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Ruth O’Connor speaks to Barry about her editorship of one of Condé Nast's most important media outlets.The fearless Samantha Barry: From Ballincollig in Cork to editor of Glamour

This time last year Whiddy Island in West Cork was bustling with people who had caught the ferry for the short trip from Bantry to ramble the island’s boreens as part of the Bantry Walking Festival. Not so this year.Islands of Ireland: Whiddy in the same boat

Gomera is always replete with stories to tell, and this week is no exception.Damien Enright: Merciless predation on the beaches of Gomera

Denis Summers-Smith, the sparrow expert, died on the 5th of May last at the age of 99.Richard Collins: Adaptable sparrow — the ultimate home bird

More From The Irish Examiner