I wish Michael Ball wasn't too old to play Marius. I saw the original West End production in London back in '85 or'86 and I still think that cast was the best.
The girl who plays Eponine was on a UK reality show to win the part of Nancy in Oliver! She didn't win--came in 3rd or 4th I think. Glad she's working.
Helena Bonham Carter? And Tim Burton isn't involved in the movie?
I saw the West End production in '86 also! It was amazing! I actually preferred that one to the Broadway production. I thought the Bway show was a little too big and glossy the London show was so intimate. I think I would have loved seeing the 25th anniversary show live - it was so stripped down and really allowed the music to shine. I wish it was on now!