Kate Winslet says people don’t realise actor Mia Threapleton is also her daughter

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Kate Winslet (left), and Mia Threapleton in Shadows (right) (Getty/Groenlandia)
Kate Winslet (left), and Mia Threapleton in Shadows (right) (Getty/Groenlandia)

Kate Winslet has spoken about her daughter’s acting career in a new interview with Lorraine Kelly.

Mia Threapleton is the Oscar-winner’s 20-year-old daughter, and has two film credits to her name, including as the lead in the 2020 independent film Shadows.

Appearing on Lorraine, Winslet said: “She’s away just now in the Czech Republic about to start work on a TV series over there.

“That’s been a wonderful thing,” added Winslet, when asked about Mia following her career path. “I think I knew it was coming, I always suspected. And then a few years ago she turned around and said, ‘I think I would like to give it a go.’”

Winslet explained that her daughter’s surname had been “really great” in helping distance her from her mother in auditions.


Threapleton’s name is taken from filmmaker Jim Threapleton, Mia’s father and Winslet’s ex-husband. The pair were married in 1998 and divorced in 2001.

“So that initial job out of the gate, she slipped right under the radar and the people who cast her had absolutely no idea she was my daughter,” said Winslet. “And, of course, that was my biggest fear.”

Winslet can next be seen in the HBO series Mare of Easttown, which can be watched in the UK on Sky Atlantic and Now.

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