Ellie Bamber graces the cover of Rollacoster’s Autumn/Winter 2018 issue, available now to pre-order.

Here’s what the 21-year-old The Nutcracker and the Four Realms actress had to say…

On her favorite actresses: “Definitely Nicole Kidman. Moulin Rouge was one of those films that I watched as a kid and was like ‘Oh my god, that’s what I want to do.’ And I love Emma Stone, I think she’s a really amazing actress.”

On her upcoming Les Mis mini-series: “The funniest thing is that I was in the musical version of it at my school when I was younger. I really like re-imagining the classics and looking at all the different adaptation. With our version of Les Mis, it’s very much based on the book – which is wonderful because there’s so much detail in it. It’s 1500 pages!”

On her acting journey: “I think I can be very self-critical, for sure. I’ve still got tons to learn. But it makes me really, really excited, I think you can probably hear that. I don’t know much at all, so I’m looking forward to being challenged more and learning more from my peers and directors. I’m always ready. I just want to be as open to that as I can possibly be.”

For more from Ellie, visit Rollacoaster.tv.

Following several months of anticipation, the BBC has unveiled official stills from its blockbuster six-part TV adaptation of Les Misérables.

A star-studded line-up, including Lily Collins, Ellie Bamber, Olivia Colman and Dominic West are seen in period costume for the upcoming drama — which, it has been revealed, will not be a musical.

Ellie Bamber, 21, who plays Fantine’s daughter Cosette, is pictured in a plush blue coat with fur trim alongside Josh O’Connor, 28, who plays Cosette’s suitor Marius Pontmercy.

The six-part drama, follows the story of French former convict Jean Valjean, played by Dominic West, as he struggles to escape his past while being pursued by police inspector Javert.

Written by Andrew Davies, who adapted War and Peace for the BBC two years ago and Pride and Prejudice in 1995, it has been filmed in Belgium and northern France.

It is believed it will be shown on BBC1 around Christmas or New Year.

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British actress Ellie Bamber attend the ‘Les Miserables’ Photocall as part of the MIPCOM, the world’s biggest television and entertainment market, on October 15, 2018 in Cannes, southeastern France.

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Worldscreen: Actress Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, The Seven Sorrows of Mary), Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire, Appropriate Adult) and David Oyelowo (Selma, Gringo, Spooks) are among the stars of the new epic adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 19th-century classic Les Misérables that are heading to Cannes to launch the drama to the international market.

Screenwriter and executive producer Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice) and director Tom Shankland (The Missing, Ripper Street) will be on hand as well. Also in attendance will be Faith Penhale executive producer for Lookout Point; Bethan Jones, executive producer for BBC Studios; and Rebecca Eaton, executive producer for Masterpiece.

Les Misérables is produced by Lookout Point and BBC Studios for BBC One and Masterpiece.

Paul Dempsey, president of global markets at BBC Studios, said: “With Dominic West and David Oyelowo leading an all-star cast and with Andrew Davies’ at the helm of another remarkable adaptation of an all-time classic, Les Misérables will be a bold, refreshing and modern take on one of the most famous and epic stories of all time.”

Penhale said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing to MIPCOM some of our incredibly talented cast and the two brilliant creative minds behind our adaptation, Andrew and Tom. Together they have created the definitive Les Misérables for a new generation and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Mipcom takes place between 15 and 18 October in Cannes, France.

Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables has been adapted into a multi-award stage musical as well as an Oscar winning movie.

But proving there’s still life in the classic tale, the BBC is working on a new adaptation of Les Misérables, with some of the all-star cast spotting filming in the heart of Brussels on Sunday.

Dominic West, who leads the series as Jean Valjean was pictured with Ellie Bamber who stars as Cosette at the church of í Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Ellie was in full costume, teaming a bonnet with a full-skirted cream dress and an elaborate curled up-do.

The streets around the church were transformed for filming, with period shop fronts in place while a horse and cart paraded up and down.

Filming for Les Misérables began in February 2018 in Belgium and Northern France with an air date yet to be confirmed by the BBC.

See the photos by clicking on the thumbnails below.