Les Miserables

Get Your First Look at the New ‘Les Miserables’ Cast

Lily Collins as Fantine (Photo: Robert Viglasky/Lookout Point for BBC One and MASTERPIECE)

The BBC and Masterpiece recently dropped the first set of promo images for their upcoming, star-studded new adaptation of the classic Les Miserables, giving us our first look at three of the story’s iconic characters. 

Dominic West will play the heroic Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his nemesis Inspector Javert, and Lily Collins as the tragic Fantine. And, for what it’s worth, this trio of actors looks pretty amazing in character.

Star-Studded ‘Les Miserables’ Adaptation Headed to Masterpiece

Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins at the "Les Miserables" read through (Photo: BBC/PBS)

The BBC and PBS Masterpiece are teaming up to bring a brand new version of famous novel Les Miserables to the small screen.

Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, best known for his work on BBC period drama Mr. Selfridge and the corporation’s lavish 2016 version of Tolsoy’s War and Peace, will be adapting Hugo’s story. He promises that his version will delve more deeply into the issues and layers of the author’s original story, focusing on Jean Valjean and Javert’s cat-and-mouse relationship, set against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.