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…”
“The bullets flew after him, he was more nimble than they. He played a fearful game of hide and seek with death…A second bullet from the same marksman stopped him short. This time he fell face downward on the pavement, and moved no more. This grand little soul had taken its flight.”