Javert


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Javert

coldhearted in his relentless pursuit of Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]

Javert

personification of law’s inexorableness; relentlessly tracks down Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Miserables]
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The first half whipped along at a cracking pace covering nearly 20 years of plot as we saw how ex prisoner Valjean broke parole to rebuild his life under a fake identity, raised the daughter of a dead employee and consistently evaded the clutches of the obsessed Javert.
Each night for almost two years, Peter has transformed himself into the hard-nosed Inspector Javert for the touring production of Les Miserables.
Valjean Liam Neeson Javert Geoffrey Rush Fantine Uma Thurman Cosette Claire Danes Marius Hans Matheson Captain Beauvais Reine Brynolfsson Bishop Peter Vaughan Cosette (age 8) Mimi Newman
His overbearing superior Javert insists he return in one hour, leaving the couple only a few snatched minutes together.
Wrexham connection: Russell Crowe as Javert in Les Miserable and (inset) second cousin Valerie Hall
JEAN VALJEAN Sent to jail for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving children, Valjean (Hugh Jackman) escapes from prison to be hunted by Javert.
Javert may be the perceived villain of the story, but he's also a man of unwavering honor.
Hugo's family were particularly furious over the resurrection of policeman Inspector Javert, who drowned in the Seine in the course of Les Miserables for the modern sequels.
Roger Allam was the villain to Ian McKellen's Widow Twankey in panto, the original Javert in Les Miserables and has fought off the advances of the randy nurse in The Catherine Tate Show.
After his release, Valjean is hounded relentlessly by the police inspector Javert for breaking his parole.
Always one step behind is cold-hearted policeman Javert, played brilliantly by Peter Corry, who is obsessed with catching the ex-con.