Kate Winslet to Star in Upcoming I Am Season


Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and her daughter Mia Threapleton (Shadows, Dangerous Liaisons) are set to star in the third season of Channel 4’s anthology series I Am.

Created, written and directed by Dominic Savage (The Escape), the series of single films explores the experiences of women in emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal moments. Winslet will take the lead role in I Am Ruth, which will begin production at the end of April.

Produced by Me+You Productions, the series has previously starred Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola, Samantha Morton in I Am Kirsty, Gemma Chan in I Am Hannah, Suranne Jones in I Am Victoria, Letitia Wright in I Am Danielle and Lesley Manville in I Am Maria.

I Am is co-funded by Sky Studios, and international sales are handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

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

“It is a complete honor for me to be working and collaborating with Kate Winslet on this first film of the new series of I Am for Channel 4,” Savage said. “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 at Channel 4, commented, “To attract an actress of Kate Winslet’s caliber to the channel is incredibly exciting and a testament to the groundbreaking 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.”

Richard Yee, executive producer and co-founder of Me+You, added, “We’re excited about renewing our creative relationship with Dominic Savage, one of the most distinctive filmmakers working today, and thrilled to be working with Kate Winslet, one of the finest actors of her generation. Their collaboration in the first-ever feature-length episode of I Am promises to be truly special. We’re grateful for the platform and support Channel 4 have given us for this powerful series of films.”