Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet joins Channel 4 drama series I Am

The episode, from writer-director Dominic Savage, will be called I Am Ruth and star Kate Winslet as Ruth and Mia Threapleton as her daughter.

Each episode will be named after the lead character and will star leading female acting talent.

Each film has been created in partnership with the lead female actors and will allow them to semi-improvise dialogue.

The series will explore the experiences of women going through emotionally raw moments that trigger thought-provoking personal introspection.

Sky releases trailer for new drama Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as small-town detective Mare Sheehan, who is handed a local murder to solve while trying to hold her life together.

Julianne Nicholson also stars as Mare’s childhood best friend Lori Ross, and Evan Peters as Detective Colin Zabel, called in to assist Mare in her investigation.

Meanwhile Mare’s mother and daughter, played by Jean Smart and Angourie Rice, only serve to complicate her matters.

Who's taking part in series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are?

Daniel Radcliffe in his family home, aged 13, 2002 (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Marcia Gresham)

Daniel Radcliffe


Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Actor Daniel Radcliffe made his screen debut in the BBC adaptation of David Copperfield before rocketing to fame as Harry Potter in the film franchise.

Kate Winslet and Daniel Radcliffe among new Who Do You Think You Are? line-up

Daniel Radcliffe (Credit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

Among the celebrities retracing their ancestors’ steps this season are Oscar winner Kate Winslet, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, music mogul Sharon Osbourne and Jack Whitehall who will be joined by his father Michael.

The father and son double-act will unravel their family’s link to the Newport Rising of 1839, while television personality Mark Wright will explore his Spanish and Jewish heritage with the discovery that his ancestor was tortured by the Spanish Inquisition.