Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical, which opened at the RSC in Trevor Nunn's masterly production, had been a West End fixture for over 25 years, as well as packing in audiences in the US and Spain, with openings also planned in South Africa, Canada, Japan, Korea, South America and Australia. Now it has spawned this blockbuster movie version from Tom Hooper, director of the hugely successful 'The King's Speech'. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, 'Les Miserables', based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-convict Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for the daughter of factory worker Fantine (Anne Hathaway), their lives change forever, while in the streets, revolution stirs.
- Tom Hooper
- Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen, Aaron Tveit, Sophie Ellis, Colm Wilkinson, Patrick Godfrey, Daniel Huttlestone, Marc Pickering, George Blagden, Alistair Brammer, Bertie Carvel, Natalya Angel Wallace, Nikica Markot, Edward Lewis French, Fra Fee, Shonn Gregory, Ian Pirie, Tim Downie, Rachael Stevens, Killian Donnelly, Jon Haydn, Alexander Brooks, Nancy Sullivan, Richard Dixon, Jonny Purchase, Mary Roscoe, Lily Laight, Hugh Skinner, Adebayo Bolaji, Sara Pelosi, Daniel Mack Shand, Alison Tennant, Ivan Dani, Jean-Marc Chautems, Alice Fearn, Rosa O'Reilly, Jackie Marks, Gabriel Vick, Richard Cordery, Alfie Davis, Iwan Lewis, Robert Clayton, Julia Worsley, Stevee Davies, Martin Poole, Gary Bland, Adam Pearce, Julie Vollono, Karol Steele, Sam Parks