Magazine article Screen International

And She Does Her Own Stunts

Magazine article Screen International

And She Does Her Own Stunts

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She's known for her scorching on-screen performances, but Kate Winslet will forever be remembered by Richard Branson's family for her heroism after she rescued the entrepreneur's mum from a blaze on Necker Island.

The Oscar winner was holidaying on Branson's Balinese hideaway when a lightning storm struck the compound in the wee hours of Monday morning and set it on fire.

Writing on his blog on Virgin.com, Branson's said: "We had a tropical storm with winds up to 90mph. A big lightning storm came around 4am and hit the house. My son Sam and nephew Jack rushed to the house and helped get everyone out and many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year old mum out of the main house to safety - she was wondering when a Director was going to shout CUT!"

Fortunately it seems nobody was injured in the fire. …

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