Danielle Hope Joins West End Cast of LES MISERABLES, June 18
Danielle Hope will join the cast of London's West End production of Les Miserables starring as Eponine beginning June 18. She joins Geronimo Rauch and Tam Mutu, who will join the cast to play Jean Valjean and Javert respectively.
Best known for starring on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Over the Rainbow television series, Hope sang Eponine's "On My Own" on the TV talent show. The 19 year old won the role of Dorothy in Webber's production of The Wizard of Oz and starred opposite Michael Crawford in the musical at the London Palladium.
According to Daily Mail, Hope begins rehearsals for Les Mis on May 14. She is the third actress with a background in Webber's reality TV shows to be chosen by producer Cameron Mackintosh to play Eponine. The others were Nancy Sullivan and Samantha Barks. Barks will reprise the role in the upcoming film version of Les Mis.
Tam Mutu most recently played the role of ‘The Phantom’ in “Love Never Dies”. Other theatre credits include “Faustus” for Headlong Theatre Company, “The Royal Hunt of the Sun”, “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, “Anything Goes” and “South Pacific”, all at the National Theatre, “Orange Peel” at the Royal Court Theatre, “East” at Leicester Haymarket, “Romeo and Juliet” and “King Lear” at the Royal Shakespeare Company, “As You Like it”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Oh What a Lovely War” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and “Les Misérables” at the Palace Theatre.
As well as celebrating its 25th Birthday in October 2010, the legendary musical “LES MISÉRABLES” made theatrical history with an international first - three different productions playing in London simultaneously. The Original Production at the Queen’s Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, the acclaimed New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican (where the show originally premiered in 1985) and the celebratory concert at The O2.