Helena Bonham-Carter is to star in Nick Hornby’s BBC adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s Love, Nina (Penguin).
Hornby is adapting the book into a five-part series, which starts filming this month in London.
Bonham-Carter will play Georgia, the fictionalised version of Mary-Kay Wilmers from Love, Nina. She will be joined by co-stars Faye Marsay as Nina, Jason Watkins as local author Malcolm Tanner, and Josh McGuire as Nunny, Nina’s on-off boyfriend.
"Love, Nina" is a fictionalised adaptation of Stibbe’s book, which contained the letters she wrote while working as a nanny in London to her sister.
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" is being directed by S J Clarkson, who said: “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.