Les Misérables is one of our favourite musicals and we loved the 2012 film adaptation starring Hugh Jackman. That is why we are so excited to find out it will be coming to TV.
BBC1 are about to begin filming a six-part drama based on the novel of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It has been revealed who we can expect to see staring in the series and there are some familiar faces. Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman is set to star as an innkeeper alongside Adeel Akhtar who you may remember from Unforgotten.
Dominic West will be starring as Jean Valjean whilst David Oyelowo, who starred as Martin Luther King Jr in the 2014 film Selma, will be playing Javert. Actress Lily Collins who is Phil Collins daughter, will be in the role of Fantine.
The series sadly won’t be on our screens until 2019, as filming won’t be starting until February. We know the plot will follow the story of Les Mis but we can’t believe what major part of the film and musical won’t be featuring in the TV series.
It has been revealed by screenwriter, Andrew Davies, that he is keen to return back to the Les Misérable novel, so there will be none of our favourite songs featuring in the series. We’re sure it will be amazing even without the singing, and we can always pause and sing the famous songs ourselves!
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