Friday, September 9

Eddie Redmayne cast as Marius in Les Mis Movie

UPDATE 2nd November 2011: It has just been announced that Red star Eddie Redmayne is playing  Marius in the Les Miserables movie.  He joins Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert and Anne Hathaway as Fantine.

Redmayne won the 2010 Tony Award as best featured actor in a play for his performance in Red which he originated in 2009 at the Donmar Warehouse and won the Olivier Award for the performance that season. He made his professional stage debut for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and won the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2004 Evening Standard Theatre Awards  for his performance in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Additional stage credits include Now or Later by Christopher Shinn at the Royal Court Theatre.

His television credits include the BBC miniseries Tess Of The D'Urbervilles and the miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. Film credits include The Good Shepherd, Powder Blue, Savage Grace, The Other Boleyn Girl and Glorious 39. He also starred as Osmund in Christopher Smith's supernatural gothic chiller film Black Death, the 2008 Sundance hit The Yellow Handkerchief, and the upcoming My Week with Marilyn.

The Les Miserables movie is currently down for a US release date of December 7th 2012  (pending Jackman's Wolverine shooting schedule) and will begin filming early next March in the UK.

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