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'Les Miz': Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne on intense auditions
For aspiring actors growing up in Great Britain, "Les Miserables" wasn't just a popular stage musical, it was practically required viewing — particularly for Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne. Barks spent much of her youth performing a one-girl version of the show on her karaoke machine while Redmayne became obsessed with the play after first seeing it when he was 7.
By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
December 28, 2012