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Helena Bonham Carter to play soap star Noele Gordon in ITV's 'Nolly'

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Helena Bonham Carter to play soap star Noele Gordon in ITV's 'Nolly'
Helena Bonham Carter is to star in ITV's "Nolly."  File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Crown and Harry Potter alum Helena Bonham Carter has landed the lead in writer Russell T. Davies' three-part ITV drama, Nolly.

Carter will play real-life British soap opera actress Noele Gordon in the miniseries.

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Gordon was famous for playing Meg Richardson on Crossroads for 18 years until she was unexpectedly fired in 1981.

"Noele Gordon was a fascinating, complex, brilliant and gutsy woman -- none of which I knew before I read Russell T. Davies' script," Carter said in a statement Tuesday.

"I'm so thrilled to help tell Nolly's long overdue and largely forgotten story. Russell's screenplay is a work of brilliance and I hope I'll do him and Nolly justice. I can't wait to start."

The project marks a reunion for Davies and director Peter Hoar, who previously collaborated on It's a Sin.

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