BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

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BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby 23623 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 pm

Cast of BBC's "Les Misérables" miniseries

Dominic West as Valjean
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David Oyelowo as Javert
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Lily Collins as Fantine
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Adeel Akhtar as Thenardier
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Olivia Colman as Mme Thenardier
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Ellie Bamber as Cosette
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Josh O’Connor as Marius
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Erin Kellyman as Éponine
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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Morbidmuch_ » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:43 pm

Only really familiar with Lily Collins, though I recognize a few other names. I'm getting excited now, we hadn't had news of the series for a while. Still waiting on the casting of the barricade boys though... :roll:
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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Olivia_y » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:21 pm

Lol, when I saw the news item this morning my first reaction was 'oh that's still happening?'. :lol:

Not familiar with the work of any of these actors actually, so will keep an open mind.

ETA: oh wait I recognise Olivia Coleman. Wow she really is in every UK show isn't she.

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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Prisoner 24653 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 pm

I love David Oyelowo and am thrilled that he’s getting this opportunity! Kinda wish he was playing Valjean instead, as that’s more in line with the other roles I’ve seen him play; but then again, he does have the range for either. I know Olivia Colman and I’ve heard of the actors for Valjean, Fantine, and Cosette, but I’m not that familiar with their work. Hope they’ll do well!

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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Acaila » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:11 am

Dominic West was in Pride and is therefore awesome, though ...not much about that film suggests Valjean :lol:

Olivia Colman is an interesting choice, but I think will be better than HBC.

Don't know any of the rest at all! That....is probably a good thing to be honest.

Really waiting for news of Enjy and the students though.
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Postby Morbidmuch_ » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 pm

More casting has been announced (at least according to imdb)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5900600/ful ... cl_sm#cast

I did some googling, and found this picture of Joseph Quinn (Enjolras), from Dickensian :o
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Postby Acaila » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:33 pm

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Postby TheRandomPhangirl » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:27 am

Oh he was in Dickensian! Thought I recognised him from something.
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Postby Acaila » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:19 pm

Do we have a date for this yet?
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Postby humanracer » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:46 am

Early 2019

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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Acaila » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Boo, that's still ages away :(
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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Morbidmuch_ » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:23 pm

Barricade looking pretty good. Can it be 2019 now please?

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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Acaila » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:11 pm

What does that flag on the left say? I can't make it out
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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Morbidmuch_ » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:54 pm

Acaila wrote:What does that flag on the left say? I can't make it out


It looks like it says Qui du fer on the top row, and something Pain or Pat'n on the bottom row. The fold in the flag makes it difficult to see.
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Re: BBC’s ‘Les Misérables’ Miniseries

Postby Lugitum » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:48 pm

I'm excited to watch this adaptation! Hopefully this adaptation has a fairly proper tone and doesn't improperly remove/add/change stuff from the story, although with a short-ish length of maybe six hours I'm not expecting it to not be missing a lot.

It's great to see that big adaptations of Les Misérables keep appearing from different countries in different formats. I'd like to see a 20-25 hours long live-action French television series adaptation of it with a faithful translation and a faithful tone.

I love Les Misérables and I read the Julie Rose unabridged English translation (skipped footnotes) in 2016. I hope to read it again in 2019 but this time with the footnotes! :)


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