Thursday, August 20, 2009

HBC Plays Enid Blyton on BBC4 has the following article about the lovely Helena Bonham Carter's upcoming role at Enid Blyton:

Bonham Carter to play Enid Blyton

BBC4 plans Margot Fonteyn, Gracie Fields biopics


LONDON -- Helena Bonham Carter will star as English author Enid Blyton, creator of children's books "Noddy," plus "The Famous Five" and "The Secret Seven" series in a BBC biopic.

"Enid," made by Carnival Films, part of NBC Universal, is among the tentpole shows of BBC4's fall and winter season, announced Thursday.

The author struggled to live up to the perfect worlds she created for children in her personal life. In 1942 she divorced her first husband, played by Matthew MacFadyen, to marry her lover (Denis Lawson).

"Enid" is one of four dramas depicting iconic women.

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