Newlywed Kate Winslet moves to £2 million Sussex home

Kate Winslet with former husband Sam Mendes

Kate Winslet with former husband Sam Mendes

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Oscar winner Kate Winslet has packed up her trophies and moved to Sussex.

The Hollywood star has snapped up a £2 million country home near Midhurst, with her new husband Ned RocknRoll.

Kate’s uncle, Mark Bridger, who lives in Earley, Berkshire, confirmed to The Argus that his niece had moved to Sussex.

“It is in Sussex and it is near Petersfield, near the Hampshire border, but I do not know what it is,” he said.

“Her parents did not know she had got married but I am not allowed to say any more.”

He said Kate’s parents, Roger and Sally Winslet, who live in Reading, Berkshire, were not currently with their daughter. Ned, who changed his name from Ned Abel Smith, met Kate on Virgin tycoon Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

He had previously been married to the Hon Eliza Pearson, daughter of Lord and Lady Cowdray.

The couple married in a Druid ceremony in Cowdray Park, near Midhurst, in 2009.

The estate agents who marketed the property, now taken off the website, wrote that it was “a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful country house amidst 5.72 acres of beautiful down land in the peaceful hamlet”.

Petersfield Tourist Board suggested Kate could take part in “mountain biking trails and the excitement of sports such as paragliding”.

It added: “Sussex has market towns well known for antique shops, art galleries |and designer gift shops. Chichester has a renowned festival theatre with high profile productions.”

“There are many fun activities such as the famous Lewes Bonfire Night celebrations. Educational attractions include the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens.”

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1:13pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Algeria Touchshriek says...

She is a lovely young lady, but I can't help but feel he is a bit of an idiot.
She is a lovely young lady, but I can't help but feel he is a bit of an idiot. Algeria Touchshriek
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3:38pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Farouche says...

What kind of retard changes his name to Rocknroll? I hope these thoughtful, special and unique people will enjoy exploring Sussex and contributing to its history - many of its villages can be traced back to the Doomsday Book - yet I somehow doubt it...
What kind of retard changes his name to Rocknroll? I hope these thoughtful, special and unique people will enjoy exploring Sussex and contributing to its history - many of its villages can be traced back to the Doomsday Book - yet I somehow doubt it... Farouche
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3:40pm Tue 1 Jan 13

kkj says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
She is a lovely young lady, but I can't help but feel he is a bit of an idiot.
He would have to be to have married her. I expect to all be over by the end of the year.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: She is a lovely young lady, but I can't help but feel he is a bit of an idiot.[/p][/quote]He would have to be to have married her. I expect to all be over by the end of the year. kkj
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9:18pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Sussex jim says...

I hope she will be shopping in Sussex, and only use local tradesmen when required.
I hope she will be shopping in Sussex, and only use local tradesmen when required. Sussex jim
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8:48am Wed 2 Jan 13

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Bovvered!!
C list celebs = slow news day!
Bovvered!! C list celebs = slow news day! Tailgaters Anonymous
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10:49am Wed 2 Jan 13

Lady Smith says...

I give them...two years and another kid. Tops.
I give them...two years and another kid. Tops. Lady Smith
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11:18am Wed 2 Jan 13

Farouche says...

Lady Smith wrote:
I give them...two years and another kid. Tops.
"Two years" - they're in it for the long haul by today's celebrity standards then!
[quote][p][bold]Lady Smith[/bold] wrote: I give them...two years and another kid. Tops.[/p][/quote]"Two years" - they're in it for the long haul by today's celebrity standards then! Farouche
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12:06pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Old Ladys Gin says...

Sussex jim wrote:
I hope she will be shopping in Sussex, and only use local tradesmen when required.
Tradesmen? Oooh Eeer Missus..
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: I hope she will be shopping in Sussex, and only use local tradesmen when required.[/p][/quote]Tradesmen? Oooh Eeer Missus.. Old Ladys Gin
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1:50pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Google his photo. Looks about as rock n roll as a haddock.
Looks like a bit of an idiot.
Google his photo. Looks about as rock n roll as a haddock. Looks like a bit of an idiot. Ballroom Blitz
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9:29am Thu 3 Jan 13

Caputo says...

Her third marriage! It obviously means nothing to these heterosexuals, to get married time and time again.
Her third marriage! It obviously means nothing to these heterosexuals, to get married time and time again. Caputo
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10:23am Thu 3 Jan 13

hubby says...

Wierd couple with far too much money.
Wierd couple with far too much money. hubby
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12:04pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Le Premier Cru says...

Weird even.
Weird even. Le Premier Cru
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1:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

hubby wrote:
Wierd couple with far too much money.
How has she got so much money, she's hardly been in anything apart from Titantic. Overpaid piece of trash.
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: Wierd couple with far too much money.[/p][/quote]How has she got so much money, she's hardly been in anything apart from Titantic. Overpaid piece of trash. Hoarder12345444
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2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Claude Back says...

Caputo wrote:
Her third marriage! It obviously means nothing to these heterosexuals, to get married time and time again.
Heterophobic comment.
[quote][p][bold]Caputo[/bold] wrote: Her third marriage! It obviously means nothing to these heterosexuals, to get married time and time again.[/p][/quote]Heterophobic comment. Claude Back
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5:35pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Hoarder12345444 wrote:
hubby wrote:
Wierd couple with far too much money.
How has she got so much money, she's hardly been in anything apart from Titantic. Overpaid piece of trash.
You obviously haven't seen The Reader then, or Revolutionary Road. What about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
She may have a strange taste in men but she's a pretty good actress.
Don't judge her on Titanic alone.
[quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: Wierd couple with far too much money.[/p][/quote]How has she got so much money, she's hardly been in anything apart from Titantic. Overpaid piece of trash.[/p][/quote]You obviously haven't seen The Reader then, or Revolutionary Road. What about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? She may have a strange taste in men but she's a pretty good actress. Don't judge her on Titanic alone. Ballroom Blitz
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