Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Removed from BBC Series 'Les Misérables'

Magazine article Screen International

Harvey Weinstein Removed from BBC Series 'Les Misérables'

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Weinstein will no longer exec produce series.

Harvey Weinstein has been removed as an executive producer from BBC1’s forthcoming adaptation of Les Misérables.

Harvey Weinstein

Screen’s sister publication Broadcast understands that the controversial figure will no longer work on the show or be among the credits for Lookout Point’s period drama after he was fired from The Weinstein Company (TWC) following a slew of sexual harassment accusations.

The 6 x 60-minute series, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th century classic written by War And Peace writer Andrew Davies, will proceed with exec producers Davies, Lookout Point’s Faith Penhale, Chris Carey and Simon Vaughan and BBC Studios’ Bethan Jones. …

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