Late to the party, I know, but here is the first proper look at the BBC mini-series Love, Nina.
Unfortunately, the HBO series, Codes of Conduct will no longer be going ahead, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although it was picked up for six episodes and a pilot was filmed, HBO decided not to go ahead.
After several teaser clips offering mere glimpses, we now have a full trailer for the Alice In Wonderland sequel, Through the Looking Glass!
Finally, some Helena news! Helena will star in a new television drama, Love, Nina, which will air on BBC1, according to The Guardian!
Helena Bonham Carter is to star in writer Nick Hornby’s first TV drama – Love, Nina – based on the memoirs of a nanny who worked for some of the leading lights of literary London.
The mini-series, which will go out over five half-hour episodes on BBC1, is based on Nina Stibbe’s award-winning book of the same name.
It is the first TV drama outing for Hornby, whose books include About a Boy, High Fidelity and Fever Pitch.
“Nina Stibbe’s book has already established itself as a much-loved piece of comic writing and I love it,” Hornby said. “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 the cast.”
Stibbe’s book, based around letters home to Leicestershire, recounts her time as nanny to the children of the London Review of Books editor in north London in the 1980s.
The BBC describes the drama as a “laugh-out-loud culture clash … that celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory”.
The drama reunites Bonham Carter with director SJ Clarkson, they last worked together on BBC1 drama Toast, based on the autobiographical novel by food writer Nigel Slater.
Clarkson has been directing shows in the US, including the opening episodes of Marvel and Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones, as well as Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl for HBO.
Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the mother of boys Joe and Max and Nina’s charges as nanny.
“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,” said Clarkson.
Nina is to be played by Faye Marsay, and the boys by Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster.
Filming is due to start in London in September, with production by See-Saw Films, which has credits including BBC2’s Top of the Lake, which starred Mad Men actor Elisabeth Moss.
A short teaser trailer for Suffragette has been released on their official Facebook page! Sadly, Helena does not feature a great deal (in fact, I challenge you to spot her!), but it is still a great first look at what I anticipate will be a brilliant film.
HBO has ordered a limited series of Codes of Conduct, which will have an initial six-episode run. If the series does well, additional episodes may be ordered. Currently all we know about Helena’s character is that she is a Manhattan author and psychiatrist called Esther Kaufmann, and is a divorced mother of two grown boys. Ester is described as “doing well on her own, until she comes across Snow (Devon Terrell)”. It is not known how many of the six episodes, directed by Steve McQueen, Helena will appear in.
Codes of Conduct centres on a young African-American man with a mysterious past, who emerges on the scene in New York high society. – The Hollywood Reporter
I have added two MQ pictures of Helena on the set of Cinderella, published by The Telegraph.
Kenneth Branagh: Helena Bonham Carter plays a deliciously ditzy and well-meaning fairy godmother who seems not necessarily to be in perfect control of her powers. We see here that look of slight apprehension. Helena wanted a touch of the yummy mummy and talked about Mae West and Marilyn Monroe. She was also very keen to have wings. Sandy was a little anti-wing to begin with, but came around. Her dress was lit from the inside – there’s a whole disco rig underneath there – and we had guys following her with a battery, so it would light up when she lifted her wand. We had real and CGI pumpkins, plus a huge inflatable one. This is made from polystyrene and the sculptors inserted a weight because we wanted it to have the weight of a real pumpkin.