Kate Winslet and her daughter Mia Threapleton will star in the first feature-length episode of Channel 4's critically acclaimed I Am series.

The female-led anthology series created by Dominic Savage has featured stars including Vicky McClure in I Am Nicola, Samantha Morton in I Am Kirsty and Gemma Chan in I Am Hannah.

The series is developed and written by Savage in collaboration with the leading actor, for whom each story has personal resonance.

Filming on Winslet's instalment, I Am Ruth, which will also star her 21-year-old daughter, will start at the end of April for three weeks.

Threapleton is Winslet's daughter from her first marriage to filmmaker Jim Threapleton.

Mia Threapleton's other credits include roles in the 2020 thriller Shadows (pictured) and the upcoming series Dangerous Liaisons.

The Oscar-winning actress 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."

The I Am films, made by Me+You Productions, feature semi-improvised dialogue and explore the experience of women in moments that are "emotionally raw, thought-provoking and personal," according to Channel 4.

The second series featured Suranne Jones in I Am Victoria, Letitia Wright in I Am Danielle and Lesley Manville in I Am Maria.

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."

Source: Press Association

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