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FIRST LOOK Les Misérables

Today the BBC have released three first-look images of Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert and Lily Collins as Fantine from BBC One’s upcoming epic drama Les Misérables.

Viewers will catch a first glimpse of Les Miseérables during a BBC Drama trailer on BBC One around the World Cup final.

Andrew Davies’ six-part drama adaptation of Victor Hugo's 19th century classic will air in 2019 and delve deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With striking intensity and contemporary resonance, Hugo’s novel explores the struggles and triumphs of the underclass and the quest for a better life.

The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo’s lifework.

Dominic West stars as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert and Lily Collins as Fantine. The distinguished British cast also includes Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier, Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Josh O’Connor as Marius and Erin Kellyman as Éponine.

Les Misérables will air next year on BBC One


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