James Cameron, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane at Titanic 3D premiere in London

09:41 27 March 2012

Titanic star Kate Winslet

Titanic star Kate Winslet

Oscar winner Kate Winslet will walk the red carpet tonight at the launch of the 3D version of Titanic.

She will be joined by co-star Billy Zane and director James Cameron at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, west London, for the premiere.

Cameron was expected in London fresh from the success of his latest venture.

He used a specially designed submarine, called Deepsea Challenger, to dive nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific.

He reached the ocean’s deepest point on Earth - a place where only two men had gone before - early on Sunday, local time.

The descent took him to the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles south west of the Pacific island of Guam.

The new Titanic release comes 15 years after the original film was a huge hit, pulling in billions at the box office and winning 11 Oscars.

Winslet, who won a best actress Oscar in 2009 for The Reader, played sensitive socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson in the epic drama.

Cameron said: “The 3D enriches all of Titanic’s most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments.

“More than ever, you feel you’re right there going through all the jeopardy that Jack and Rose go through. The 3D kicks the whole experience up to another level.”

More than 1,000 people died when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912.

The story of the ship, which was on its way from Southampton to New York, has inspired countless books and films and a new mini series made by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has just debuted on ITV.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

A new survey suggests more than half of us only keep the landline in order to access broadband, and don’t use the traditional home phone.

Read more

More than seven months after the start of the trial, Oscar Pistorius is jailed.

Read more

The Duchess of Cambridge didn’t look like she was enjoying her first public appearance in two months.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Top Stories

Quizzes

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
London is a scary place

This great city of ours is one of the most haunted places on the planet.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more