Jim Threapleton

Inside Biography

Jim Threapleton is an English film director, who has worked as an a s sistant director on numerous films including Hideous Kinky. Threapleton is widely known as the ex-husband of English actress Kate Winslet. He also rose to fame for his work as an a s sistant director in the 2007 drama film Extraordinary Rendition.

Early Life and Education

Jim Threapleton was born in 1974 in North Yorkshire, England as James Edward Threapleton. His father was a pilot and served for the Royal Air Force (RAF). He has a brother, Robin Threapleton.

Jim was interested in film since he was a child. Later, he studied at the University of Arts in London. Furthermore, he has a doctorate in fine arts.


Jim Threapleton is known for his work in some doc u mentaries as well as as an a s sistant director in some hit series and movies. He made his directorial debut from the 2007 film Extraordinary Rendition starring Omar Berdouni and Andy Serkis.

Before in 2001, he had directed one episode of Dark Realm. But, he had already worked in a number of projects as an a s sistant director or second unit director.

Net Worth

Jim Threapleton has worked in a few numbers of films as a director. Looking at his work in the film industry, his net worth can be speculated to be in hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, his exact net worth is not revealed.

On the other hand, his ex-wife Kate Winslet has an astounding net worth of $45 million.

Personal Life

Jim Threapleton is famously known for his relationship with actress Kate Winslet. Jim and Threapleton met on the set of 1998 movie Hideous Kinky, in which Kate was an actress and he was working as a director. They dated for a few months before getting married in November 1998 at her primary school in Reading.

Two years after their marriage, they gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton. After welcoming the daughter, Winslet said her marriage to Threapleton was a "mess" and she had lost control of her instincts during that period. The couple later divorced in 2001.

CAPTION: Jim Threapleton and Kate Winslet with their newborn daughter SOURCE: Pinterest

In 2008, Jim met his second wife Julie Vuorinen, a school administrator. Within a few months of the relationship, they got married and in 2009, they gave birth to a son, Skylar Threapleton. Jim and Julie are leading a happy married life in North London.

Talking about his ex-wife Winslet's other relationship, she married director Sam Mendes in 2003 on the island of Anguilla. They gave birth to a son, Joe a year later. Seven years after their marriage, they divorced in 2010. As of 2019, Winslet is married to Edward Abel Smith with whom she has given birth to a daughter, Bear Blaze Winslet in 2013.

by ab-sandip, 05 Aug, 2019

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