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BBC Announce 'Les Miserables' Series with Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins

Magazine article Screen International

BBC Announce 'Les Miserables' Series with Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins

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Andrew Davies (War And Peace) will adapt the six-part series.

BBC One has announced a new small-screen adaptation of Les Miserables.

Dominic West (The Affair) stars as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) will play his nemesis Javert. Lily Collins (To The Bone) will play Fantine, while newcomer Erin Kellyman will play Eponine. Olivia Colman, Adeel Akhtar and Ellie Bamber will also feature.

Bafta-nominated writer Andrew Davies (Pride And Prejudice, War And Peace), will adapt the six-part series from Victor Hugo’s classic novel.

The series will be directed by Tom Shankland (Ripper Street, House Of Cards). It is a co-production between Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One and PBS Masterpiece. …

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