Les Misérables costumes to go on display

Following the success of Tom Hooper’s Hollywood blockbuster Les Miserablés, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has announced that the Oscar and Bafta nominated costumes from the film will be on display for the first time in the UK, courtesy of NBC Universal Archives & Collections, this Easter holiday.

Following the success of Tom Hooper’s Hollywood blockbuster Les Miserablés, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has announced that the Oscar and Bafta nominated costumes from the film will be on display for the first time in the UK, courtesy of NBC Universal Archives & Collections, this Easter holiday.

There will be a special exhibition featuring nineteen costumes and a selection of props on display. Included will be Hugh Jackman’s Valjean convict costume that he wore in his Portsmouth scenes, various costumes worn by Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Isabelle Allen and Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Natalya Angel Wallace and Samantha Barks as Eponine, Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier, Colm Wilkinson as the Bishop, Daniel Huttlestone as Gavroche, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, and various other colourful clothing and items iconic to the film.

Les Misérables’ costume designer, Paco Delgado, worked hard to reflect all of the styles of clothing and social standings throughout the story’s 33-year span.

“It has been an amazing job…When you normally approach a period movie, there’s mostly the intention of reproducing reality with a lot of accuracy. Because this is a musical, and that’s an unreal situation in life, we had to put some fantasy into it. We knew that we had to walk that line of reality and fantasy.”

A featurette on the costume design can be seen here

The costumes will go on display in the Mary Rose Story building from Friday 29th March until Sunday 14th April 2013. Entry can be gained with a ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or its attractions or can be purchased separately priced at Adult: £5, Senior: £4, Child: £2.50, Family: £12.50.

For further details of events at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard please visit: www.historicdockyard.co.uk/events

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