Kate Winslet's biopic about Lee Miller premieres at Toronto film festival

Kate Winslet as Lee Miller in Lee
Kate Winslet as Lee Miller in the movie "Lee" (Image credit: Toronto International Film Festival)

Kate Winslet’s passion project Lee starring the Titanic actress herself as photographer Lee Miller just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival - but not everyone is blown away by the actress's latest offering. While the BBC has attributed it to Kate Winslet as “scoring her best ever role”, The Guardian describes it as a musty biopic accompanied by a measly 2-star rating.

Based on the 1985 book The Lives of Lee Miller by Antony Penrose, Lee tells the story of how Miller, a former Vogue cover model, turned fashion photographer ended up as a photographer in Europe during the Second World War. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.