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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Jean Valjean (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Thénardier (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Javert (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Cosette (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Marius (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Fantine (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Éponine Thénardier (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Madame Thénardier (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Mère Innocente (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Soeur Simplice (4 episodes, 2000)
Vadim Glowna ...
 Fauchelevent (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Enjolras (4 episodes, 2000)
Léopoldine Serre ...
 Cosette enfant (4 episodes, 2000)
Jérôme Hardelay ...
 Gavroche (4 episodes, 2000)
Michel Duchaussoy ...
 Gillenormand (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Monseigneur Bienvenu (4 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Thompson ...
 Courfeyrac (4 episodes, 2000)
Josiane Stoléru ...
 Baptistine (4 episodes, 2000)
Jean-Louis Richard ...
 Scarponi (4 episodes, 2000)
Roger Dumas ...
 Lorrain (4 episodes, 2000)
François Hadji-Lazaro ...
 Toussaint (4 episodes, 2000)
Maxime Leroux ...
 Champmathieu (4 episodes, 2000)
Artus de Penguern ...
 Chabouillet (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Scaufflaire (4 episodes, 2000)
Guilhem Pellegrin ...
 Médecin Plumet (4 episodes, 2000)
Elisabeth Wiener ...
 Madame Victurnier (4 episodes, 2000)
Michèle Gleizer ...
 Madame Magloire (4 episodes, 2000)
Karl Zéro ...
 Procureur Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Bigrenaille (4 episodes, 2000)
François Négret ...
 Claquesous (4 episodes, 2000)
Dominique Besnehard ...
 Gueulemer (4 episodes, 2000)
Yves Penay ...
 Babet (4 episodes, 2000)
Patrick Bordier ...
 Brujon (4 episodes, 2000)
Stephan Midaven ...
 Montparnasse (4 episodes, 2000)
Dominique Zardi ...
 Cochepaille (4 episodes, 2000)
Patrick Lambert ...
 Chenildieu (4 episodes, 2000)
Franck Tordjman ...
 Prouvaire (4 episodes, 2000)
Jérome Rebbot ...
 Bahorel (4 episodes, 2000)
David Podracky ...
 Grantaire (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Capitaine Picpus (4 episodes, 2000)
Sophie Milleron ...
 Azelma Thénardier (4 episodes, 2000)
Claude Brécourt ...
 Directeur Sûreté (4 episodes, 2000)
Yann Babilée ...
 Archiviste Sûreté (4 episodes, 2000)
Christian Imberdis ...
 Vieux professeur (4 episodes, 2000)
Thomas Badek ...
 Officier amphithéâtre (4 episodes, 2000)
Didier Lesour ...
 Parizot (4 episodes, 2000)
Vincent Schmitt ...
 Bamatabois (4 episodes, 2000)
Julie Dumas ...
 Nicolette (4 episodes, 2000)
Christophe Le Masne ...
 Portier Gillenormand (4 episodes, 2000)
Maciej Patronik ...
 Agent Simonot (4 episodes, 2000)
Pascal Pistacio ...
 Client prostituée (4 episodes, 2000)
Babsie Steger ...
 Amie de Fantine (4 episodes, 2000)
Philippe Lamendin ...
 Préfet de Police (4 episodes, 2000)
Stéphane Rodin ...
 Félix (4 episodes, 2000)
Sébastien Thiery ...
 Sous-officier Montreuil (4 episodes, 2000)
Bernard Cherboeuf ...
 Président Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2000)
Sophie Noël ...
 Femme Cour Assise (4 episodes, 2000)
Jean-Marc Talbot ...
 Assesseur Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2000)
Denis Karvil ...
 Inspecteur Sûreté (4 episodes, 2000)
Eric Averlant ...
 Moulibrac (4 episodes, 2000)
Véronique de Villele ...
 Mère Gorbeau (4 episodes, 2000)
Jan Kostroun ...
 Policier Gorbeau (4 episodes, 2000)
Rodolphe Pauly ...
 Jeune officier Mondetour (4 episodes, 2000)
Jakub Zindulka ...
 Prêtre Montreuil (4 episodes, 2000)
Marc Vadé ...
 Homme accident Montreuil (4 episodes, 2000)
Enguerran Demeulenaere ...
 Petit Gervais (4 episodes, 2000)
Julia Portoghese ...
 Eponine 9-11 ans (4 episodes, 2000)
Valérie Lang ...
 Logeuse Enjolras (4 episodes, 2000)
Claire Gérard ...
 Religieuse surveillante (4 episodes, 2000)
Serge Gaborieau ...
 Gardien Force Poterne (4 episodes, 2000)
Gaston Subert ...
 Indigent digne (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Policier mendiant (4 episodes, 2000)
Erico Salamone ...
 Lefranc (4 episodes, 2000)
Cédric Chevalme ...
 Agent Chatelet (4 episodes, 2000)
Victor Wagner ...
 Portefaix 1 (4 episodes, 2000)
Michel Pilorgé ...
 Dumoncel (4 episodes, 2000)
Thomas Rouet ...
 Ami Félix (4 episodes, 2000)
Simon Monceau ...
 Policier Chabouillet (4 episodes, 2000)
Yohann Lucas ...
 Serveur (4 episodes, 2000)
Yanig Samot ...
 Gardien Prison Force 1 (4 episodes, 2000)
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed doors; only the saintly Bishop Bienvenu treats him kindly and takes him in. The bishop's truly Christian compassion and humanity not only restores Jean Valjean's faith in the good, but also smoothes his way back to an orderly life. As Monsieur Madeleine, Valjean is soon a wealthy industrialist and popular citizen, even becoming the mayor of a small provincial town. His good fortune departs, however, when he meets Fantine, one of his workers, an unmarried mother who tragically dies of consumption. The well-intentioned Valjean frees Fantine's illegitimate daughter Cosette from the clutches of her insidious foster parents, and looks after her like a father. When Valjean reveals his true identity in order to prevent an innocent man who closely ... Written by Anonymous

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FRF 165,000,000 (estimated)
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The musical version of 'Les Misérables' opened at the Broadway Theater on March 12, 1987 and ran for 6680 performances, making it the third longest running show on Broadway. See more »

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Version of The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913) See more »

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The Best English-language version
16 May 2001 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I am American, so unfortunately have only seen the 3 hour English-language version. I am an avid fan of Victor Hugo, who I consider the greatest literary master of all time, and am particularly fond of "Les Miserables", a novel which literally changed my life. I hate the American versions of this story, which completely bastardize this great story, so imagine my delight at finally at long last seeing a version that actually retains the true spirit of the original. John Malcovitch is a wonderful Javert, although I also think Anthony Perkins did a fine job in the 1978 version. The entire cast, though, was uniformly superb, especially Charlotte Gainsburg as the pathetic Fantine, Virginie Ledoyen as both Cosette and narrator, and of course Gerard Depardieu was just perfect as Valjean. It was also a pleasant change to hear mostly French rather than British accents, giving the whole film an authenticity other English-language versions don't have. Please tell me that the complete 6-hour French-language version will be available on DVD soon. This is definately the version I recommend Americans to see.


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