James Corden films Les Misérables skit in Paris

James Corden leads peasant’s revolt, fights with baguette-brandishing police and transforms into Fantine as he films Les Misérables skit in Paris

James Corden put his own spin on the classic 1980s musical Les Misérables for Crosswalk: The Musical in Paris on Saturday.

The Late Late Show host led the peasant’s revolt as Marius Pontmercy marching near the Arc de Triomphe with his group of rebels, while the enemy brandished baguettes as filming for the spoof got well under way. 

James, 40, later transformed into Fantine and hacked at his brunette wig, to portray the single mother’s plight of trying to source funds for her daughter. 

At the end of the day: James Corden put his own spin on the classic 1980s musical Les Misérables for Crosswalk: The Musical in Paris on Saturday

Dressed in some of the iconic French costumes for the revolutionary segment, James looked the part as he threw himself into the role of Marius. 

The Gavin and Stacey star sang with gusto, surrounded by his rebels as they tried to overturn the enemy. 

Dressed in a orange tailcoat, waistcoast and crest of the students’ rebellion, James got in character as he stormed through the streets of the French city.

I dreamed a dream: James, 40, transformed into Fantine and hacked at his brunette wig, to portray the single mother’s plight of trying to source funds for her daughter

In character: James looked the part as he threw himself into the role of Marius

Red and black: The Late Late Show host led the peasant’s revolt as Marius Pontmercy marching near the Arc de Triomphe with his group of rebels

Period drama: He was dressed in some of the iconic French costumes for the revolutionary segment

Do you hear the people sing? The Gavin and Stacey star sang with gusto, surrounded by his rebels as they tried to overturn the enemy

Plumet attack: The group were confronted by the French government

The first attack: The police pretended to ride horses as they confronted the rebels

The group were then confronted by the French government, who pretended to ride horses and brandished baguettes at the angry mob. 

In another scene, James transformed Fantine and portrayed the moment she turned to selling her body in a bid to raise money for her daughter Cosette.

Complete with a full face of stubble and muddied dress, the father-of-three wandered around Paris looking lost and forlorn

Clash: They brandished baguettes at the angry mob 


The tigers come at night: In another scene, James transformed Fantine

Poignant: He held scissors in his hand, ready to chop off his wig 

 Having a laugh: James chatted to a crew member in-between takes 

In character: James wandered around Paris’ busiest streets and certainly turned heads with his period costume

Lost: Complete with a full face of stubble, the father-of-three looked lost and forlorn as Fantine

He then held a pair of scissors in his hand, ready to chop off his brunette wig. 

James’ Crosswalk: The Musical skits have been a huge hit on his show. 

The talented vocalist has performed everything from Aladdin to Broadway to Beauty And The Beast.  

Smart: Dressed in a orange tailcoat, waistcoast and crest of the students’ rebellion, James got in character as he stormed through the streets of the French city

Fight: James put on an animated display as he played Marius

Latest spoof: James’ Crosswalk: The Musical skits have been a huge hit on his show 

Singing his heart out: The talented vocalist has performed everything from Aladdin to Broadway to Beauty And The Beast and has now taken on Les Mis

Exciting: Corden’s trip to Paris comes after he announced earlier this week that Gavin & Stacey will return for a Christmas Special

Return: The star, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement that the show will return to television screens nine years after it concluded on BBC One

Corden’s trip to Paris comes after he announced earlier this week that Gavin & Stacey will return for a Christmas Special.

The star, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement that the show will return to television screens nine years after it concluded on BBC One. 

After years of requests from fans, the beloved sitcom, which starred Mathew Horne and Joanna Page, will return later this year for a Christmas Special and viewers will once again get to hear Nessa’s famous catchphrase: ‘What’s occuring?’  

Funny: The host shared a joke with cast members inbetween takes

Reenactment: During the filming, James performed a number of songs from the musical

Seething with fury: He clenched his fist in anger

James made the announcement in a Twitter statement on Tuesday, sharing a picture of the new script. 

He said: ‘Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey.’   

While in a joint statement, co-creators Ruth and James said: ‘Over the last 10 years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like.

Skit: James Corden was filming a spoof version of the hit musical Les Miserables in Paris

Moody: James looked serious as he played his part

Set in 19th-century France: Les Mis is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread

‘And so in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one-hour special. We’ve loved revisiting Barry and Essex again and bringing the characters back together has been a joy.

‘We’re so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas. Thank you BBC for helping to make this happen.’ 

Actress Joanna Page, who plays lead character Stacey, tweeted: ‘It’s happening!!! I’m so excited! Can’t wait to get on the slots down Barry again!! #gavinandstacey #christmasspecial #barryisland.’ 

Moving: Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by an act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert 

Along the way: Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade

 

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