All-star line-up for BBC Les Mis drama

Image copyright David Oyelowo Image caption Oyelowo, Collins and West will begin filming next month

The BBC is accompanying Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables to the small screen and has announced an all-star cast.

Dominic West will play the leadership role of Jean Valjean, while Lily Collins makes the role of Fantine.

David Oyelowo will star as Valjean’s nemesis, Javert, with Erin Kellyman as Eponine in the six-part series.

Bafta earning actress Olivia Colman will likewise feature in the 19 th century classic, which is being adapted by Andrew Davies.

Davies has a string of successful TV adaptations to his honour, including 2016 ‘s War and Peace starring James Norton, 1995 ‘s Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, and Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit( 2008 ), which prevailed seven Emmy awards.