Program: Les Miserables | Type: Clip | Aired: 2019-05-19
Dominic West On Becoming Jean Valjean
Becoming renowned literary hero Jean Valjean was no easy feat for Dominic West.
Victor Hugo’s masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by multi- award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. Ellie Bamber and Josh O'Connor costar as the young lovers Cosette and Marius.
Valjean and Marius flee the barricades. Javert’s story reaches its conclusion.
Revolution sweeps Paris. Valjean and Cosette go into hiding. Javert tracks Valjean.
In Paris, Cosette meets law student Marius, who unwittingly brings a nightmare to life.
Valjean tracks down Fantine’s daughter Cosette, but they need a miracle to escape Javert.