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'Les Misérables' Star Samantha Barks Is 'Walking On Sunshine' With Kylie Minogue

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • December 19, 2012 5:39 PM
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If you were purely going by the posters and trailers, you probably wouldn’t have even noticed that a young lady called Samantha Barks was starring in one of the lead roles in Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables.” The 22-year-old English actress rose to prominence in the U.K. after appearing on an Andrew Lloyd Webber talent show before finding success in the role of Eponine in "Les Misérables" on London’s West End. After being chosen to fill the role in the filmed 25th Anniversary Concert of 'Les Mis,' Barks then won the role in Hooper’s version too. Sadly, her face and name are not yet recognizable enough to earn her a spot on the star-filled posters, but hopefully that will all begin to change soon.

Kylie Minogue & Gemma Arterton Are 'Walking On Sunshine' For Musical Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 12:22 PM
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It has been an interesting, arthouse-driven year for both pop star Kylie Minogue and actress Gemma Arterton. The former features in the lesbian werewolf drama "Jack and Diane" (opening today) and in one of the most talked about movies of the year, Leos Carax's "Holy Motors." As for Arterton, she's been busy on the festival circuit helping to get the word out for Neil Jordan's vampire flick "Byzantium" and the feel-good Brit comedy "Song for Marion." But the two are set to team up in something a bit more multiplex-ready.

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