thénardiers: they belonged to that bastard class formed of low people who have risen, and intelligent people who have fallen, which lies between the classes called middle and lower, and which unites some of the faults of the latter with nearly all the vices of the former, without possessing the generous impulses of the workman, or the respectability of the bourgeois. (VICTOR HUGO)
Eddie Redmayne lamented throughout the Les Miserables promotional campaign how he regretted being too old to play street urchin-revolutionary lad Gavroche and showed his bond with child actor Daniel Huttlestone during premieres.
Predictably, though, when interviewer Peter Travers gave him the opportunity in 2014 to sing a bit of “Look Down/Paris,” he went beetroot, and it became another “worse nightmare.” Reverting to his 9-year-old self, Eddie charmingly and gamely sang a few bars (approx. 10:30 into the interview): “How do you do, my name’s Gavroche, these are my people, here’s my patch…”
beginning of the end for the Russian Imperial Family, Netflix’s new drama opens in the final years
of the tsars. The series follows Nicholas (Rupert Everett),
Alexandra (Elizabeth McGovern), and their children Olga (Lily James), Tatiana
(Anna Popplewell), Maria (Chloë Grace Moretz), Anastasia (Georgie Henley) and
Alexei (Daniel Huttlestone) as they are influenced by Grigori Rasputin (Viggo
Mortensen) during the first World War, overthrown by the Bolsheviks at the end of it, and taken from their palaces to be imprisoned in Yekaterinburg.
Trapped in the Ipatiev House, they rely on each other and on God, praying for
rescue even as their hopes for survival dim by the day. There is no place for royalty in this new, brutal Russia.