Tag: Les Mis

Film

Anne Hathaway: Dreaming the dream

When asked to consider the standout acting performances of the silver screen, it is easy to think of the greats: Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, Helen Mirren’s Elizabeth II, Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher. For me, however, there is only one performance that jumps to mind; one that prompts such a genuine and deeply emotional reaction every time…

Film

I dreamed a dream (of French Revolution era sexual politics)

As ever, the BBC has successfully attempted to inject a bit more life into its evening dramas this year. One of its much anticipated offerings is the new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables. With some all-star names including Dominic West and Olivia Coleman, the show boasts of being a much closer adaptation of…