Kate Winslet and her daughter Mia Threapleton are set to star in the first feature-length episode of Dominic Savage’s female-led drama, I Am, with a three-week shoot starting at the end of April.
The episode, called I Am Ruth, is part of the third trilogy of the Channel 4 anthology drama, produced by Me+You Productions. Each episode is named after its lead character and is developed in a creative partnership with the leading actors, using semi-improvised dialogue.
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.”
Savage added: “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, said: “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.”
The executive producers are Richard Yee (Me+You co-founder) and Savage, with Hollick and Gemma Boswell from Channel 4 overseeing. The series is produced by Me+You co-founder Krishnendu Majumdar and Josh Hyams.