I Am Ruth on Channel 4 to star Kate Winslet and her daughter Mia Threapleton

Kate Winslet and her daughter Mia Threapleton will star in the new series of Channel 4 drama I Am.


The anthology series from BAFTA-winning writer-director Dominic Savage will return for a third series, the channel has announced.

The first of three new films, I Am Ruth, will star multi-award winner Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) in the lead role opposite her daughter Mia Threapleton (Shadows, Dangerous Liaisons).

I Am Ruth will air on Thursday, 8 December at 9PM on Channel 4.

Other cast and details of the other two films in the trilogy will be announced in due course.

Kate Winslet said: “I have always admired Dominic’s work and, in particular, his commitment to telling real stories. British television is at an all time high, and I feel excited and honoured to be part of this community, especially right now.”

Created, written and directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Dominic Savage (The Escape), the stories for each film have been developed in a creative partnership with the leading actors, with semi-improvised dialogue. The series of distinctive single films explores the experience of women in moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal.

Dominic Savage said: “It is a complete honour for me to be working and collaborating with Kate Winslet on this first film of the new series of I Am for Channel 4. Kate is such a legend, such an incredible and sublime acting talent, and I can’t wait to start shooting this unique and important story that we have created together.”

Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama, Channel 4 commented: “To attract an actress of Kate Winslet’s calibre to the channel is incredibly exciting and a testament to the ground-breaking storytelling of the series, which we are excited to be bringing back for a third time.


“The collaboration between her, Mia and Dominic Savage has produced a compelling, heart-rending and ultimately very relatable character for our times in Ruth. I can’t wait to see how the story plays out on screen.”

Past episodes of I Am… are available on All 4 here.

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