Hollywood star Kate Winslet (47) is helping a family with a seriously ill girl in Scotland in the face of rising energy costs. The British actress ("The Reader") donated £17,000 (€19,400) to the fundraiser for 12-year-old Freya, the PA news agency reported on Saturday. The girl from Tillicoultry is blind, unable to communicate and requires 24-hour home care and oxygen.
Later this year, the British broadcaster Channel 4 wants to show the film "I am Ruth", in which Winslet plays alongside her daughter Mia Threapleton (22). The Oscar winner also co-wrote the film, which deals with mentally ill young people in the UK.