With a string of successful movie appearances already under her belt, fans of Helena Bonham Carter will be excited to know she’s set to return to TV screens in the near future after it was announced that she’s joined the cast of a new BBC five-part drama.
Love, Nina, which is based on the award winning book of the same name by Nina Stibbe, will, over five half-hour episodes on BBC1, tell the story contained within the memoirs of a nanny who worked for some of the leading literary names in London in the 1980’s.
Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the mother of boys Joe and Max (Ethan Rouse & Harry Webster) who with Nina as their nanny, are her charges, while the central role belongs to Faye Marsay.
The series also marks the first TV drama outing for Nick Hornby, author of ‘High Fidelity’, ‘Fever Pitch’ and ‘About A Boy’. Speaking about Stibbe’s book, he said:
“Nina Stibbe’s book has already established itself as a much-loved piece of comic writing and I love it. Her observations and worldview were the inspiration for a show that we think captures the same spirit. It’s been a joy to write and we’re thrilled with the quality of the cast.”
The adaptation will be directed by SJ Clarkson who previously worked with Bonham Carter on BBC1’s Toast.
News of her casting led Clarkson to declare:
“It’s a joy to be working with Helena again and even more so to be collaborating on such wonderful material and with such a talented ensemble.”
Love, Nina has been described by the BBC as a:
“laugh-out-loud culture clash … that celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory”.
Filming is scheduled to begin later this month but no air date has yet been announced.