Two original stars of the stage musical Les Misérables have been given feature roles in the movie. Colm Wilkinson, who created the role of Jean Valjean, will play the Bishop of Digne and has commented that taking on this role will bring his journey with Les Misérables to an end as he will have come full circle.
Cameron Mackintosh also revealed that Frances Ruffelle will have a feature role as ‘the most fabulous whore’ in the movie. Although she won’t have a song of her own she will be part of the group of prostitutes who sing ‘Lovely Ladies’. Cameron also confirmed that while the stage show has just 28 actors the film will have scores of parts for West End performers.
The key roles cast so far are: Jean Valjean: Hugh Jackman, Javert: Russell Crowe, Fantine: Anne Hathaway, Marius: Eddie Redmayne, Cosette: Amanda Seyfried, Enjolras: Aaron Tveit, Eponine: Samantha Barks. Other key roles are still in negotiation.
Do You Hear The People Sing Concert
A new date has been added to the concert tour:
AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTRE, DALLAS, TX March 23, 2012
This epic sized concert is modelled on the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at London’s O2 Arena and will feature a two level stage with larger than life video screens and state of the art sound system. With the Dallas Pops Orchestra and a 100 plus chorus the vocalists announced so far are Lea Salonga and Brian Stokes Mitchell.