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Les Misérables | Interview with Adeel Akhtar

Adeel Akhtar plays Monsieur Thénardier

Tell us about your character, Monsieur Thénardier?
Monsieur Thénardier is a scavenger at the start of the book and of this story and elevates himself to the position of landlord. However he is terrible with money and responsibility so it soon all goes down the pan!

Tell us about the appeal of Les Misérables
When you have a good story, it doesn’t matter where it’s placed in history as it speaks to a universality of people’s emotions and needs. The stories are about love and kindness and that’s always something that any audience is receptive to.

Why did you accept the role?
The part itself of Monsieur Thénardier is actually funny and quite dark at times. The bigger draw was the story as a whole.