Les Miserables

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Herbert Kretzmer, the TV critic who dressed for success | Nancy Banks-Smith
With his impeccable manners, he brought an air of distinction to our scruffy job – until he escaped with Les Misérables

Nancy Banks-Smith

15, Oct, 2020 @11:11 AM

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Les Misérables lyricist Herbert Kretzmer dies aged 95
Former journalist penned English lyrics to the megahit musical and wrote songs including Aznavour’s She

Tim Jonze

14, Oct, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Coronavirus Rhapsody: isolation is catalyst for slew of parody songs
Songs, often tinged with dark humour, strike a chord with audiences amid lockdown

Lanre Bakare, Arts and culture correspondent

05, Apr, 2020 @4:24 PM

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Les Misérables with 'contemporary relevance' to air on BBC
Victor Hugo’s historical novel brought up to date in Andrew Davies adaptation

Tara Conlan

13, Dec, 2018 @12:01 AM

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The greatest showman? Hugh Jackman announces world tour
Actor to perform hits from musicals including The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables across Europe and North America

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Nov, 2018 @2:00 PM

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The Lamest Showmen: why can’t male actors sing?
As the new Mamma Mia! hits cinemas, we explore why male actors hit the bum notes in modern movie musicals

Steve Rose

23, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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From Les Misérables to Gentleman Jack: the best BBC dramas coming this autumn
The Beeb has unveiled its slate of shows to debut in September and beyond. Here is our ranking of the most exciting

Stuart Heritage

17, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Les Misérables without the music – I dreamed a dream and it came true
Thanks to a new BBC version, starring Dominic West and David Oyelowo, I will be able to enjoy Victor Hugo’s epic story without getting a cluster migraine

Stuart Heritage

10, Jan, 2018 @3:10 PM

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Anne Hathaway: ‘Male energy is very different from toxic masculinity’
In Colossal she plays a drunk drifter. Which will make good preparation for her Plan B in life …

Benjamin Lee

20, Oct, 2016 @4:10 PM

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Andrew Davies: my Les Misérables will be nothing like 'shoddy farrago' musical
Speaking at Hay festival, veteran writer, who adapted War & Peace for the BBC, said Victor Hugo’s novel needs a champion

Mark Brown

27, May, 2016 @9:53 PM

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Hugh Jackman: five best moments
As the X-Men star takes on a slightly less combative role in feel-good comedy Eddie the Eagle, we share his top career highlights

Melissa Lawford

01, Apr, 2016 @3:34 PM

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Anne Hathaway: five best moments
As the Oscar-winning actor returns in the Nancy Meyers comedy The Intern, we take a look back at some of her finest moments

Benjamin Lee

02, Oct, 2015 @9:05 AM

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