Friday, March 16, 2012

Les Miserables finds its Gavroche

12 year old Daniel Huttlestone has landed the role of child-hero Gavroche in Tom Hooper's feature film adaptation of musical Les Miserables.

Daniel (represented by CK Casting) from Hornchurch, Essex, played Nipper in the opening run of Oliver! in 2009, and went on to play Gavroche in the long-running West End production of Les Miserables last year.

The film starts shooting this month  and the vocals for the film will be sung live rather than dubbed.

The principle cast includes Russell Crowe as Javert; Anne Hathaway as Fantine; Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier; Amanda Seyfried as Cosette; Eddie Redmayne as Marius; Samantha Barks as Eponine; Aaron Tveit as Enjolras; and George Blagden as student Grantaire.

The cast also includes a host of musical performers in additional roles including original stage Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, in the pivotal role of the Bishop of Digne, and Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle, the original Eponine in London and on Broadway, Gina Beck (a Cosette in London, Christine in Phantom), Bertie Carvel (Trunchbull in London's Matilda), Killian Donnelly (Raoul in London's Phantom of the Opera), Daniel Evans (U.K. and Broadway's Sunday in the Park With George, artistic director of The Sheffiled Crucible), Fra Fee (London's Les Miz), Hadley Fraser (Javert in London, Raoul in the Phantom anniversary concert at Albert Hall), Katie Hall (Cosette in the O2 Les Miz concert), Linzi Hateley (the original Carrie and a former Eponine), Michael Jibson (an Olivier nominee for the musical Our House), Chris Key (London's Les Miz), Alexia Khadine (Eponine in London's Les Miz), Adrian Scarborough (London's Betty Blue Eyes), Caroline Sheen (Mary Poppins and Les Miz in London), Katy Secombe (Madame T in London's Les Miz), Jos Slovick (West End Spring Awakening), Hannah Waddingham (London's The Wizard of Oz), Gemma Wardle (a former Eponine in London), among others.

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