Helena Bonham Carter eats up Toast

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 May 2010
Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

'Alice in Wonderland' actress Helena Bonham Carter is set to star in new BBC One drama film 'Toast', in the TV adaptation of the autobiography written by writer and chef Nigel Slater

Helena Bonham Carter is to star in new BBC One drama film 'Toast'.

The Hollywood actress will star alongside 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' star Freddie Highmore in the TV film adaptation of the bestselling autobiography by food writer and chef Nigel Slater - where she will play the argumentative stepmother of the aspiring cook.

Jay Hunt, controller at BBC One, has promised the show will be a "real treat" as it follows Nigel through his life as a youngster in 60s Britain through to adulthood and life as a foodie.

She said: "'Toast' is a wonderfully nostalgic drama which will be a real treat for BBC One viewers. This remarkable cast is sure to really bring Nigel Slater's story alive."

The script has been penned by 'Billy Elliot' writer Lee Hall and filming is due to begin next month in the West Midlands.

Ruby Films will work with the BBC on the project about the award-winning book and Alison Owen, the Executive Producer, is delighted with the casting.

She said: "Freddie and Helena were our dream choices for Toast - we're so happy to bring the Ruby standards of quality casting to this wonderful coming of age story for a UK audience."

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