Les Miserables Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

31st March 2014

Fact: How I Met Your Mother co-stars Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel served up a musical treat for fans during a recent taping of industry talk show Inside The Actors Studio by breaking into an impromptu duet of Les Miserables tune Confrontation. The pair had previously performed a brief rendition of the song in 2006 on America's The Megan Mullally Show.

18th December 2013

Quote: "Things are very nice, very beautiful." Actor Justin Long refuses to divulge details about his romance with Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried, but insists he is happy. The couple has been dating since August (13).

17th October 2013

Fact: Les Miserables co-stars Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried are reuniting to play father and daughter in a new drama. The actors have been cast in director Gabriele Muccino's new movie, Fathers & Daughters. Crowe landed the job earlier this week (begs14Oct13), while Mamma Mia! star Seyfried officially joined the cast on Thursday (17Oct13).

11th July 2013

Quote: "(He's) someone separate from my industry life. I've known him since he was 16. I picture him as the father of my children all the time. But it is a fantasy right now." Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfield feels sure she has found her Mr. Right after dating actors Ryan Phillippe and Dominic Cooper.

7th May 2013

Fact: Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway debuted blonde hair on the red carpet of the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday (06May13). The actress revealed Blondie singer Debbie Harry, who performed at the punk-themed event, was the inspiration behind her new look.

20th April 2013

Fact: Anne Hathaway's decision to chop off her long locks for her Oscar-winning role in Les Miserables has paid off - her pixie cut has been voted the Most Influential Film Haircut of All Time, according to a joint poll by officials at the Hairdressing Council of Great Britain and Universal Pictures. She beat Jennifer Aniston's long, loose curls for Along Came Polly to the top spot, while Audrey Hepburn's famous updo in Charade came in third place.

28th February 2013

Fact: Les Miserables is on course to become the most successful movie musical in history after crossing the $400 million (£250 million) mark at the global box office. Only Mamma Mia! has made more - the Meryl Streep movie made just over $600 million (£375 million) in 2008 - but Les Miserables has yet to open in seven territories.

25th February 2013

Tweet: "The Oscars were friggin amazing!! Personal highlight groovin to 'All That Jazz' with Hugh Jackman and John Travolta. Life complete." Hollywood newcomer Samantha Barks marked her first Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb13) by dancing with John Travolta and her Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman.

28th January 2013

Quote: "Wolverine is being chased by Gladiator. Catwoman gets knocked up and for some ungodly reason goes to see Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter and Borat. Then Wolverine agrees to raise Catwoman's baby, and she goes on to star in Mamma Mia!" Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway try to explain the plot of their movie musical Les Miserables in more modern terms.

16th January 2013

Quote: "I think I wanna do maybe a lighter one next time. What about some dancing in the next one?" Actor Hugh Jackman wants to sign up for a happy musical after his turn in the dramatic Les Miserables movie.

15th January 2013

Quote: "My parents are English and I have a British passport so I'm a British citizen... I look up to many of those English stars and the English system. I've been there for many years working, and to be recognised there, it really does mean a lot to me. I am very excited to be there and I will be there with bells on." Australian actor Hugh Jackman is convinced his British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination for Les Miserables feels extra special because of his links to the U.K.

11th January 2013

Quote: "I hadn't planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it's very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn't fully sunk in yet." Hugh Jackman was on his way to work on Thursday (10Jan13) when he discovered he was Oscar nominated for his role in Les Miserables.

10th January 2013

Quote: "You know I was really sick through all of (the) press. So I didn't get to really do a full-blown celebration." Anne Hathaway struggled to enjoy the critical acclaim for new movie musical Les Miserables due to illness.

3rd January 2013

Quote: "I would love to maintain a healthy balance between stage and film, but my ultimate dream is to be a Bond girl - a bada** Bond girl." Les Miserables star Samantha Barks longs to woo James Bond Daniel Craig on the big screen.

31st December 2012

Quote: "To be honest, I thought she was going further than she should, and I tried to discourage her." Les Miserables director Tom Hooper wasn't happy with his leading lady Anne Hathaway's drastic weightloss as she prepared to play Fantine in the movie musical.

26th December 2012

Fact: New releases Les Miserables and Django Unchained gave the Christmas box office in America a big boost on Tuesday (25Dec12) by scoring over $30 million (Gbp18.75 million) between them. Blockbuster movie musical Les Miserables opened with $18.2 million (Gbp11.3 million), while Quentin Tarantino's acclaimed new western wasn't far behind with a $15 million (Gbp9.4 million) opening day take.

10th December 2012

Fact: The Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln and Les Miserables have made it to the American Film Institute's best 10 films of 2012 list. Also making the grade: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.

26th November 2012

Quote: "When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother." Actress Anne Hathaway on chopping off her long locks for her role as tragic prostitute Fantine in new movie musical Les Miserables.

21st November 2012

Quote: "We shot six days a week, from five in the morning until 11 at night. The fear was you'd turn up one day to do your big number and have no voice. The poor crew constantly had to find humidifiers and make tea with honey and lemon for us. We were ridiculous." British actor Eddie Redmayne on the honey and lemon tea club that he and his Les Miserables castmates founded to help them preserve their singing voices after long, tiring days on the set of the much-anticipated movie musical.

19th November 2012

Quote: "During rehearsal, these two titans with brilliant voices, Hugh and Russell, are singing. And it's like a shiver on the back of your neck." Actor Eddie Redmayne was intimidated by the vocal prowess of his Les Miserables co-stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

4th October 2012

Tweet: "(To) combat the Noah rain tonight I kept bursting into Les Mis songs, it's so loud, no-one can hear.... haha..." Actor Russell Crowe has been bursting into songs from his new movie musical Les Miserables while filming new epic Noah in bad weather.

20th August 2012

Tweet: "For all of you tweeting about @lesmiserables , I feel the same way, can't wait to see it/hear it Anne Hathaway is going to blow your minds". Russell Crowe is excited for fans to see the big screen adaptation of theatre classic Les Miserables.

4th May 2012

Fact: Bosses at Britain's legendary Pinewood Studios have unveiled a new film and TV stage named after veteran actor Richard Attenborough. Tom Hooper's movie musical Les Miserables is the first production to shoot on the stage.

23rd April 2012

Tweet: "20 km bike ride, patchy sun turned to icy driving rain, not good for the throat scooted home, 2 hrs of singing to come". Actor Russell Crowe cut short his work out on Sunday (22Apr12) to preserve his voice ahead of shooting a scene for the upcoming movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables. The Gladiator star is portraying Inspector Javert opposite Hugh Jackman as leading man Jean Valjean.

8th December 2011

Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly joined the upcoming Les Miserables movie. Britain's The Sun reports the funnyman has been cast as villain Monsieur Thenardier in the film, which already has Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter attached.

9th February 2011

Fact: LITTLE BRITAIN funnyman Matt Lucas has landed his dream role - he's set to play ruthless villain Thenardier in Les Miserables in London's West End. The comedian has signed a six-month contract to star in the production.

12th October 2007

Fact: Broadway star Judy Kuhn is returning to the cast of Les Miserables to play the mother of COSETTE, the character she helped create onstage 20 years ago.

3rd August 2007

Fact: ALLI SIMS, Britney Spears' cousin and ex-assistant, has teamed up with the TOXIC singer's one-time boyfriend J.R. ROTEM to launch a pop career. The duo's first collaboration is a reworked version of Les Miserables song ON MY OWN.

21st March 2007

Fact: Actress-turned-TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL had a 45th birthday to remember on US morning show The View today (21MAR07) when producers invited the casts of Les Miserables, THE CHORUS LINE and The Color Purple as part of a Broadway tribute to the A League of Their Own star.

20th February 2006

Fact: <p>Les Miserables will become the longest running musical in the world in October (06) when it returns to Broadway, New York City, for six months at the Broadhurst Theatre starting on 9 November (06). </p>

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