(LONDON TELEGRAPH) Isabelle Allen stars in the forthcoming adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, alongside Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman and Sacha Baron Cohen.

She has also been chosen as the poster girl for the film, which is expected to be a front-runner for best screenplay at next year’s Oscars.

But only a year ago Isabelle was acting and singing on a much smaller scale as the lame boy in her school’s production of The Piper of Hamelin.

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