Kate is an English actress. She made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Prince of Jutland (1994) and Cold Comfort Farm (1995). She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999). She had a breakout year in 2001 with starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. Beckinsale won London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year for Love & Frienship in 2017.