my favorite Les Mis actors/casts

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Colm Wilkinson
After playing in several Irish bands (which included The Action), in 1972 Wilkinson was cast as Judas Iscariot in the Dublin production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar; a role he went on to reprise in London and on the British national tour. In 1976, Wilkinson sang the part of Ché Guevara on the concept album for the musical Evita...
 
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Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
 
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Terrence Mann
Terrence Vaughn Mann was born to Charles and Helen Mann in Kentucky on July 1, 1951. Terry left Jacksonville University after two years there (1969-1971), and later graduated with honors from the North Carolina School for the Arts (1971-73, 1975-76). During his first summer in Paul Green's outdoor drama...
 
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Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
 
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Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
 
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Lea Salonga
Actress, Mulan
Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin. She has continued to record albums. Lea has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, George Bush, and Bill Clinton.
 
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Sierra Boggess
Sierra Marjory Boggess was born May 20, 1982. She is best known for her roles as Ariel in the Broadway production of "The Little Mermaid" and Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera". Her career started when she was cast in the Ensemble and as the understudy of Cosette in the US Tour of Les Miserables...
 
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Frances Ruffelle
Frances Ruffelle has been performing from a young age, appearing in her first West End musical at the age of 16. She went on to create the role of "Eponine" in the blockbuster musical, Les Misérables, for which she won a Tony award when she took the role to Broadway. After New York, she returned to London and appeared in musicals such as Chicago...
 
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Samantha Barks
Samantha Barks was born in Laxey, Isle of Man (British Isles) in 1990. She is a British actress best known for the role of Éponine in Les Misérables. In 2008, Samantha competed in I'd Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!...
 
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Leo Burmester
Actor, The Abyss
Leo appeared in thirty-seven films, thirty-two television appearances and nine Broadway plays. He just completed a part on M. O. N. Y. directed by Spike Lee for NBC, and the revival of The Fantasticks off Broadway. He was nominated for Best Actor in Robert Altman's Rattlesnake in a Cooler and won the New York Fanny award for Best supporting actor in Ah Wilderness at New York's Lincoln Center...
 
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Sacha Baron Cohen
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel...
 
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Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of great versatility, one of the UK's finest and most successful. Bonham Carter was born May 26, 1966 in Golders Green, London, England, the youngest of three children of Elena (née Propper de Callejón), a psychotherapist, and Raymond Bonham Carter, a merchant banker...
 
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Michael Ball
Michael Ball has enjoyed a very successful and varied career over the last 20 years, both in the West End and on the Concert Stage, working with some of the 20th century's most prolific musical theatre composers. After graduating from the Guildford School of Acting, his professional debut was in "Godspell," playing the role of John the Baptist/Judas...
 
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Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne is an English actor, model and singer. Brought up in Westminster, Redmayne attended Eton College and began his professional acting career as a youth in London theatre before making his screen debut in 1998 with guest appearances on television. He made his feature film debut in 2006 with Like Minds and The Good Shepherd and went on to appear in films such as Savage Grace (2007)...
 
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Adam Jacobs
Adam started out as a pianist at the SF Conservatory of Music and then discovered his love for theater while attending high school at St. Ignatius College Prep. He studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in SF as well as the California State Summer School of the Arts in Valencia. He went on to receive a BFA in Theater from NYU Tisch and continues to play leading roles on Broadway...
 
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Amanda Seyfried
Actress, Mamma Mia!
Amanda Seyfried was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Ann (Sander), an occupational therapist, and Jack Seyfried, a pharmacist. She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking singing lessons...
 
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Gary Beach
Tony winner ("The Producers") and popular Broadway veteran Gary Beach is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He and his partner, Jeff Barnett, live in New York City. Beach received the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards...
 
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Kerry Butler
Kerry Butler was born in Brooklyn, New York and, from the age of three, she knew that she wanted to be an actress. She started doing commercials until her mother decided that she was too young to be acting and wanted her to have a "normal" childhood. However, Kerry's acting was not simply a childhood phase...