First pics from Les Miserables TV series feature Olivia Colman and Lily Collins

Lily Collins will tackle the role of tragic Fantine in a star-studded BBC adaptation of Les Misérables.

Singer Phil’s daughter plays the French girl forced to become a prostitute in Victor Hugo’s 19th-century tale set in a time of civil unrest.

Olivia Colman takes on cheating innkeeper Madame Thénardier in the six-part drama penned by War and Peace writer Andrew Davies.

They join Dominic West as ex-prisoner Jean Valjean pursued by David Oyelowo’s police inspector Javert.

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The series will air next year.

The show was announced way back in 2016 , four years after the big-screen adaptation starring Hugh Jackman.

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