Dominic West on ‘Les Misérables’ and How Jean Valjean Is Cooler Than Any Superhero

From award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies, the latest dramatic adaptation of Les Misérables (airing on Masterpiece on PBS) is a six-part epic story that delves deep into the many layers of Victor Hugo’s classic story. Exploring the cat-and-mouse relationship between Jean Valjean (Dominic West) and Javert (David Oyelowo) with a modern relevancy in its powerful themes, plotting, and characterizations, it’s all set against the backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor Dominic West talked about taking on such an epic story, which other …
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