DanielleHope.org.uk wishes Danielle Hope a very happy birthday today April 26th. Best wishes for the upcoming role of Eponine in Les Miserables starting on June 18th!
Les Miserables, the biggest musical in town has a new female star, and it’s none other than our own Danielle Hope!
Danielle managed to keep the rumours pretty low key over the past few days but now the official announcement has gone out we can tell the world the great news. Eponine is one of the central characters in the story set in 19th Century France and originally a novel by Victor Hugo.
At 19, Danielle wasn’t even born when Les Miserables was first staged at the Barbican 26 years ago.
Les Miserables is like a training ground, If you want to be in musical theatre, then you have to do Les Miserables. It’s a great way to train. I’m particularly taken by Eponine’s tale of unrequited love, which is what makes On My Own so moving. I learned a lot working opposite Michael Crawford in The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium.
Danielle starts rehearsals on May 14 2012 and is looking forward to being in Les Miz during the London 2012 Olympics season.
Interestingly, three actresses have now been chosen to play Eponine after coming from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV reality casting programmes. The others are Nancy Sullivan and Samantha Barks, who were in the Oliver! show I’d Do Anything, and
Samantha Barks has now also been chosen over Taylor Swift to play Eponine in the film version of Les Miserables, which started shooting on locations in the South of France recently.
Saw a retweet from Emily Tierney about this… here are the details:
Conrow Productions presents:
The London debut of acclaimed musical theatre composer Jonathan Reid Gealt.
An evening of songs from his album ‘Thirteen Stories Down’ and a couple of surprises too..
Join some of the West End and Broadways finest performers as they celebrate the beautiful and brilliant music of Jonathan Reid Gealt in a truly unique and intimate evening.
Very special guest performers include: Caissie Levy, Jonathan Williams, Danielle Hope and Jonathan ReidGealt himself!
Also performing: Kelly-Anne Gower, Stuart Matthew Price, Emily Tierney, John Addison, Jodie Jacobs, Matthew Barrow, Ceili O’Connor, Katie Hall and Lewis Grant.
Plus a 16 voice choir*
It’s on the Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 Doors: 7:00PM, Starts: 7:30PM St Andrew Holborn, London
Danielle Hope and John Barrowman are both on the bill for a charity gala at the London Palladium on Monday 28th November 2011.
The Gala is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who celebrate a centenary this year.
The evening will be produced by David Ian who is behind West End hits including Grease, Flashdance and The Sound of Music.
The gala will be hosted by Graham Norton and the line-up so far includes:
- John Barrowman who is currently on a new concert tour:
- Danielle Hope who is playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium:
- The cast of The Lion King:
- Comedienne Miranda Hart:
- Jimmy Osmond:
- Fearne Cotton:
- The Nolans:
- Robin Windsor and Kristina Rhianoff from BBC’s Strictly come Dancing
plus some special guests.
Buy tickets direct from Macmillan on 020 7840 4747. The lines are open Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Ticket prices: £325 for a ticket to the show plus pre and post show party/£225 for a ticket to the show and post show party/£35/£65 for a ticket to the show only.
Congratulations to Danielle Hope who is nominated in the 2011 BroadwayWorld UK Awards for the
Best Leading Actress in a Musical category! I just voted for her, and for The Wizard of Oz in most other categories.
At the time of publishing, Danielle is standing in 3rd place after Caissie Levy in Ghost and Sarah Lancashire from Betty Blue Eyes.