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Helena Bonham Carter to star in TV series based on book 'Love, Nina'

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Karen Butler
Actress Helena Bonham Carter arrives on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2013. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Actress Helena Bonham Carter arrives on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 2013. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Helena Bonham Carter is to star in Nick Hornby's adaptation of Nina Stibbe's award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One.

Faye Marsay, Jason Watkins and Josh McGuire will co-star in the five-part series, which is described in a news release as "a 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."

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"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," screenwriter Hornby said in a statement.

"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," director S.J. Clarkson added.

Filming is to begin in London this month.

Hornby is best known for penning the books About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch, which were all successfully adapted for the big screen. Bonham Carter's film credits include the Harry Potter franchise, Lady Jane, A Room with a View, Howards End, Fight Club, Big Fish, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, The King's Speech and Les Miserables.

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