Date: 25th September 2001
Actress KATE WINSLET has pulled out of the royal premiere of new movie ENIGMA (2001), despite an earlier decision to attend. The TITANIC (1997) actress who has recently (3SEP01) separated from husband JIM THREAPLETON, has announced she is taking time "out of the spotlight".
Kate, who starred in QUILLS, was due to attend the London event with her co-stars, including DOUGRAY SCOTT and SAFFRON BURROWS, from the romantic Second World War tale. The premiere would have been Kate's first public appearance since parting from assistant-director Threapleton. Just hours before the event, attended by THE PRINCE OF WALES, the troubled British actress announced she would not be there.
In a statement she said: "I'm very sorry not to be there to celebrate the premiere of Enigma (2001) of which I'm very proud, and also to pay my respects to those lives lost in the recent tragedy in New York. In light of recent personal events I feel that, for the sake of myself and my family, a short time out of the spotlight would be beneficial. " (JLM/WNWCAN/ES)