Television adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Director – Tom Shankland
Scriptwriter – Andrew Davies (based on the novel by Victor Hugo)
Producers – Lookout Point Ltd. & BBC Studios
Co-producer Belgium – Eurydice Gysel (Czar Film & Tv)
Cinematographer – Stephan Pehrsson
Editors – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Danielle Palmer & Paulo Pandolpho
Art Directors – Charmian Adams & Bart Van Loo
Cast – Dominic West, David Oyelowo, David Bradley, Emma Fielding, Adeel Akhtar, Lilly Collins, Olivia Colman

BBCW, BBCSD, BBC World, Lookout Point, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance (& Belgian Tax Shelter), Screen Flanders, Screen Brussels & Czar TV

Sales – BBC World
Benelux sales – Dutch FilmWorks

Bio Director
Thomas Otto Shankland (born 7 May 1968) is an English film and television director and screenwriter. He is known for directing the films ‘WΔZ’ (2007) and ‘The Children’ (2008), and television series such as ‘The Fades’ (2011), ‘Ripper Street’ (2012), and ‘The Missing’ (2014); for the latter, he was nominated for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a ‘Dramatic Special’. He has also been nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film twice, for ‘Bait’ (1999) and ‘Going Down’ (2000).


  • Nominated for Best Foreign TV Film/Miniseries at Shanghai International TV Festival

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