Helena Bonham Carter to star in Love, Nina

Cast announced as filming begins on Nick Hornby drama

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Helena Bonham-Carter (Suffragette, Cinderella) is set to star in Nick Hornby’s BBC One adaptation of Nina Stibbe‘s award-winning book Love, Nina.

Love, Nina is a 5 x 30 minute fictionalized adaptation of Nina’s letters home to her sister: a charming, laugh-out-loud culture clash drama series about a young nanny from Leicester finding her feet in 1980s London. It celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory.

Nick Hornby said of his first drama written for television: “Nina Stibbe’s book Love, Nina 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 our cast.”

Love, Nina, reunites Bafta award-winning Helena Bonham Carter with Toast director S.J. Clarkson (AKA Jessica Jones, Vinyl). S.J. says: ”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.”

Co-starring in the drama will be, Faye Marsay (The White Queen, Game Of Thrones) as Nina, the nanny, suffering from the culture shock of moving to one of London’s most Bohemian streets from her home town in the East Midlands.

Bafta award-winner, Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, W1A) will play local author Malcolm Tanner and Josh McGuire (About Time, Mr Turner) will play Nunney, Nina’s on-off boyfriend. Bonham Carter will be playing Georgia, the beautiful, forthright mother to Joe and Max.

Brothers Joe and Max, who are smart and funny beyond their years, will be played by Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster.

Produced by See-Saw Films (Top Of The Lake), Love, Nina will begin filming on location in London this month (September).