Sunday 17 December 2017

‘It’s been an awful week’ - Kate Winslet breaks down in tears as she remembers Alan Rickman at awards

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Actress Kate Winslet have paid an emotional tribute to her colleague and friend Alan Rickman, while accepting an award at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Winslet, who worked with Rickman on Sense and Sensibility and A Little Chaos, asked the audience to stand up and clap in memory of the Harry Potter star, who passed away last week.

"If you'll forgive me, it was an awful week. Alan died and I wonder if you'd all stand up and clap," she said.

"It's a funny time to be nominated for things and accepting prizes, when people as great as him have left us."

The Titanic star then told the audience of one of her first encounters with Rickman.

"I was standing in costume when my knickers when up my bum... And so I was yanking at my pants.. When Alan says 'feminine mystique strikes again'".

Winslet won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs, where she portrayed the Apple founder's right-hand woman Joanna Hoffman.

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