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Saturday 18 August 2018

Kate: I was the fat child at the back

Kate Winslet said she never expected her success after her early years in theatre as "the fat kid who was pushed to the back".

The star, who picked up a best actress Oscar for her performance in The Reader, learned her trade at a youth theatre group in her hometown of Reading.

Footage of a return visit to the group, called Starmaker, posted on YouTube showed her speaking to its young performers.

She said her sister got better parts than her and that: "I was never the one who would get picked to go for the film auditions because I was always a bit overweight and always looked a bit wrong and had big feet."

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