Landing on Christmas Day, one of the most anticipated films of the year is Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the beloved and enduringly popular stage musical Les Miserables based of course on the Victor Hugo novel. Told completely in song, the story follows a group of characters against the backdrop of revolutionary upheaval in early 19th-Century France. Eddie Redmayne plays the character Marius, a young student turned revolutionary who falls in love with Cosette, played in the film by Amanda Seyfried.
A veteran of stage, screen and Television, the Cambridge-educated Redmayne is probably best known in the United States for last year’s performance as Colin Clark opposite Michelle Williams’ Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. With Les Miserables having screened for critics, the press push is just starting to kick into gear and I had the opportunity to speak with the actor at the historic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. Freckled, fair, polite and quietly articulate, Mr. Redmayne’s still got a little bit of the shy English schoolboy in him even at 30 and, because the cast hasn’t yet been run repeatedly through the awards press gauntlet, he came across as energetic and enthused about the work he’d just done.
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