David Oyelowo (‘Les Miserables’) on bringing nuance and context to iconic villain Javert [Exclusive Video Interview]

David Oyelowo (‘Les Miserables’) on bringing nuance and context to iconic villain Javert [Exclusive Video Interview]
This was an “opportunity to bring real context to Javert,” reveals David Oyelowo about his role on “Les Miserables.” “For me, a character like Javert, who in the musical you could argue can come off as one dimensional and very easily dismissible as the villain of the piece, I just found in reading Victor Hugo’s book and Andrew Davies’ scripts that there’s so much more going on.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Oyelowo above.

The BBC/PBS Masterpiece co-production has been a critical hit stateside, as a fresh re-telling of the iconic Hugo novel, this time without the musical numbers made famous by many previous iterations, including the Broadway smash and the recent Oscar winning film adaptation. The limited series also stars Dominic West as Valjean and Lily Collins as Fantine. Oyelowo plays the iconic villain Javert, and relished the chance to give him more nuance to
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