Waddingham, Ellis & More West End Stars Join LES MISERABLES Film
A host of some of the best talent in West End musical theatre will join Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in the film of Les Misérables. The talented list below will be playing non starring roles in the forthcoming film.
Hannah Waddingham - West End credits include Olivier-nominated performances as Desiree in A Little Night Music and The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Hannah was most recently seen as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.
Claire Foster is currently playing Polly Baker in Crazy for You in the West End. Other credits include the originAl West End cast of Avenue Q.
Caroline Sheen is currently playing Fantine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. She has played the title role in Mary Poppins in both the US and UK tours. Her other credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Jennifer Gabriel in the original cast of The Witches of Eastwick and Eponine in Les Misérables, all in the West End.
Michael Jibson – West End credits include an Olivier-nominated performance as Joe Casey in Our House. Most recently seen in the European premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Daniel Evans is a double Olivier Award winner for his roles in Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday In The Park With George (for which he was also nominated for a Tony Award). He is currently Artistic Director at Sheffield Theatres.
Bertie Carvel will play Bamatabois – He is currently receiving rave reviews for his performance as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda in the West End. Other credits include an Oliver-nominated performance as Leo Frank in Parade at the Donmar Warehouse.
Adrian Scarborough won the Olivier Award last year for his performance in After the Dance at The National Theatre. He was most recently seen in the West End as Inspector Wormold in the original cast of Betty Blue Eyes.
Alexia Khadime is currently playing Eponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Her other West End credits include Elphaba in Wicked and Nala in The Lion King.
Kerry Ellis has many West End credits including creating the role of Meat in the original cast of We Will Rick You. She has also played Nancy in Oliver!, Fantine in Les Misérables and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. She is probably best known for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked, a part she also played on Broadway.
Christopher Key is currently the Resident Director of Les Misérables in the West End. As an actor Christopher has also performed in Les Misérables at the Queen’s and Palace Theatres, and also in the 25th Anniversary concert at The 02.
Killian Donnelly last year played Enjolras in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. He is currently playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End.
Fra Fee is currently in the West End company of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
Katy Secombe is currently playing Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Her other West End credits include Rosie in Mamma Mia!
Linzi Hateley - West End credits include Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (a role she created), The Narrator in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Donna in Mamma Mia! and Roxie in Chicago. Linzi was the third person to play Eponine in Les Misérables in the West End.
Gemma Wardle has previously played Eponine in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre.
Gina Beck has previously played Cosette in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Other West End credits include Christine in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Katie Hall recently played Cosette in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables at The O2, a role she has also played in the West End. Katie is currently appearing as Christine in the brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera touring the UK.
Nancy Sullivan has previously played Eponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. She was a contestant on BBC1’s I’d Do Anything and created the role of Chloe in the original cast of Never Forget.
Ashley Artus played Thénardier in the 25thAnniversary tour of Les Misérables.
Gabriel Vick has appeared in Avenue Q and A Little Night Music, both in the West End.
The film is set to premiere in theaters on December 7, 2012. Tom Hooper is at the helm and the movie also features Huck Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.