open casting call was posted on Screenterrier to find two boys to star in Love Nina, Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe's award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One.
Filming starts this month on location in London with young newcomers Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster set to play brothers Joe and Max.
They will star alongside Faye Marsay (represented by Curtis Brown) in the title role of Nina, their nanny, suffering from the culture shock of moving to one of London’s most Bohemian streets from her home town in the East Midlands. Faye played Steph in feature film Pride, with many TV roles including Glue, My Mad Fat Diary, Fresh Meat, The White Queen and Game of Thrones.
Helena Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the boys' beautiful, forthright mother. Jason Watkins will play local author Malcolm Tanner and Josh McGuire will play Nunney, Nina’s on-off boyfriend.
Inspired by Nina Stibbe’s book, Love, Nina is 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. It celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory.
The 5 x 30 minute series is written by Nick Hornby, directed by SJ Clarkson, and produced by See-Saw Films for BBC One Drama.