Review: Kate Winslet reigns supreme as a diabolical dictator in ‘The Regime’

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DUBAI: English actress Kate Winslet more than earned her stripes in TV drama when the HBO miniseries “Mare of Easttown” was released two years ago. Playing a small-town detective, however, Winslet — in her bid to deliver a disappear-into-character performance — had to tone down her big-screen star wattage.

In her latest HBO series, “The Regime,” which is available to stream on OSN in the Middle East, Winslet dials up her expansive and bold charisma to an 11, this time playing a corrupt and temperamental dictator of an imploding Central European nation.

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