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Samantha Barks has been revealed to have won the coveted role of Eponine in the movie version of Les Miserables. She’s no stranger to the part – having played Eponine in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables.
Cameron Mackintosh announced the news on stage after the Manchester Theatre’s production of Oliver!, which Barks plays Nancy in, reports BroadwayWorld.com.
After the show, Barks tweeted,”Most incredible moment of my life!!!! X,” and was noticeably shocked by the announcement.
Barks beat out notable stars like Evan Rachel Wood, Glee’s Lea Michele, Scarlett Johansson, and the person most people thought had the role, country star Taylor Swift.
Samantha Barks shows off her chops during the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables singing “On My Own,” below: