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A look at the cast of Channel 4’s I Am Ruth

I AM Ruth is Channel 4’s latest instalment of the BAFTA-nominated and female-led drama anthology series I Am.

This gripping fictional storyline focuses on the perils of parenting in the age of social media and the affect this has on young people and their saúde mental.

Channel 4's I am Ruth tells a story of the endemic mental health crisis that is affecting young people

Channel 4’s I am Ruth tells a story of the endemic mental health crisis that is affecting young peopleCrédito: PA

Who is in the cast of I Am Ruth?

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet stars as Ruth

Kate Winslet stars as RuthCrédito: Splash

Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet will be starring as Ruth.

Not only did the actress star in the production, she also worked alongside BAFTA winning filmmaker Dominic Savage to develop and co-write the honest and authentic storyline behind I am Ruth.

In her latest role, Kate will play a working middle class mother of two who is trying her best to help her teenage daughter Freyawho has formed a really destructive addiction to social media.

Kate’s on-screen daughter Freya will actually be played by her daughter in real lifeMia Threapleton.

Speaking about I am Ruth, Kate disse: ”I want audiences to take away from this a sense of empathy for their own situations. That’s what we’ve wanted to do, to shine a light on something that is endemic amongst teenagers at the moment.

Almost every parent of teenagers that I speak to say “oh gosh, these phones, and the social media, how do you stop them doing it?”. Parents are absolutely at a loss as to know how to control, ajuda, create boundaries around itdo they have it, do they not have it, how do you stop it? People just don’t know what to do.

And so I think telling a story that covers all of these things, and some of it is very very tough, hopefully gives people an opportunity to put their hand up and say ‘that’s us, that’s me, that’s happening to me and actually if that’s extreme then so is our situation, any maybe we need to try and not be afraid to fix it’.

That is what I hope they take away.

Kate’s has also starred in a number of notable films including, the box office hit Titanic, The Holiday, Ele completou dois próximos filmes antes de sua morte, Iris, Labor Day, Divergent and Avatar: The Way of Water.

Mia Threapleton

Kate Winslet's real-life daughter Mia Threapleton will play Ruth's daughter Freya

Kate Winslet’s real-life daughter Mia Threapleton will play Ruth’s daughter Freya

Mia Threapleton has been cast in I am Ruth as FreyaRuth’s daugther.

Mia’s storyline will see her play a 17 year old girl who is slowly being caught up in the age of social media, and is retreating further and further into herself as a result.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Mia has also entered the world of acting and has starred in a number of esteemed projects to date.

These include, Alan Rickman’s critically acclaimed period drama A Little Chaos, supernatural thriller Shadows and Starz’ adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons.

It has also been announced that Mia will star in the highly anticipated 19th century period drama The Buccaneers for Apple TV+.

Speaking on working alongside her mum, Mia said: ”This was the first time that we have ever worked together. She has been my mum for 21 years but we’ve never worked together and it was really fun actually.

It was really good fun and really enjoyable.

Who else is in the cast?

Also starring alongside the mother and daughter duo are:

  • Joe Anders
  • Royce Pierreson
  • Seroca Davis
  • Laverne Antrobus
  • Suzy Charlton
  • Simon Kingsley-Pallant

When is I am Ruth on Channel 4?

I am Ruth will air on Canal 4 na quinta feira, dezembro 8, 2022 at 9pm and will finish at 11pm.

It will also be available to watch online on All4where you can also catch up and stream the previous episodes of the I Am series.