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Helena Bonham Carter Joins Nick Hornby’s ‘Love, Nina’

LONDON — Helena Bonham Carter is set to star in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s book “Love, Nina” for the BBC.

The five-part fictionalized adaptation of Stibbe’s letters home to her sister is described as a “charming, laugh-out-loud culture-clash drama series” about a young nanny from a provincial town in England finding her feet in 1980s London.

Hornby said: “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 Bonham Carter with “Toast” director S.J. Clarkson, who returns to U.K. television after working on U.S. shows. She directed the opening episodes of Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming show “AKA Jessica Jones,” starring Kristen Ritter, and most recently “Vinyl” for Martin Scorsese and HBO.

The “Love, Nina” cast includes 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 England’s East Midlands.

Jason Watkins, who won a Bafta for “The Lost Honor of Christopher Jefferies,” will play author Malcolm Tanner, and Josh McGuire (“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.

Filming takes place on location in London in September.

“Love Nina” was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, controller BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, former controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. The executive producer is Lucy Richer for BBC Drama.

The show was produced by See-Saw Films (“Top of the Lake”), which won an Academy Award for “The King’s Speech.” It is headed by producers Emile Sherman and Iain Canning.

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