Cash for Cosette!

Jean Val­jean comes to res­cue Fan­tine’s daugh­ter…

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While poor Fan­tine has faced pros­ti­tu­tion, poverty and ill­ness, her beloved daugh­ter, Cosette, hasn’t led the charmed life her mother was promised when she put her in the care of the Thé­nardiers.

But this week, heroic Jean Val­jean con­fronts the Thé­nardiers and tries to take the lit­tle girl away from them. But the greedy innkeep­ers won’t let her go with­out a fight… or a tidy sum!

‘There’s a sin­is­ter qual­ity about them. Some of their an­tics to earn money are ex­treme,’ says Adeel Akhtar, who stars as Mon­sieur Thé­nardier with Olivia Col­man as his wife. ‘They’ll take any way to make a franc.’

But Adeel in­sists they’re not all bad. ‘Peo­ple aren’t evil, cir­cum­stances push them to do aw­ful things,’ he adds. ‘There’s hu­mour to these char­ac­ters. Olivia and I en­joyed find­ing the com­edy.’

Heroic… Val­jean tries to saveCosette (in­set) from Madame Thé­nardier and her hus­band

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