Les Mis star Izzy meets fans as DVD hits shelves

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Les Miserables star Isabelle Allen met with fans to sign copies of the film’s DVD which was released on Monday (May 13).

At the beginning of this week the 11-year-old was at Sainsbury’s in Hampden Park, to speak with excited followers of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Isabelle Allen at Sainsbury's Hampden Park signing copies of the DVD version of 'Les Miserables' in which she stars. May13th 2013 E20092P

Isabelle Allen at Sainsbury's Hampden Park signing copies of the DVD version of 'Les Miserables' in which she stars. May13th 2013 E20092P

The film, in which the Moira House School pupil plays the young Cosette, hit cinema screens in January and after watching the film fans then eagerly waited for the DVD to hit the shelves.

Isabelle, known as Izzy, was picked from thousands of young girls to star in the big budget cinema release alongside Hollywood heavyweights Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

She landed the role of the young Cosette in the film after being spotted during a school production of Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Jeremy Taylor, who heads the National Youth Theatre, was directing the show in Eastbourne and was bowled over by Izzy after seeing her sing a solo.

As well as signing copies of the DVD at Sainsbury’s the youngster also posed for pictures and signed autographs.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said, “We were very excited to have Isabelle here at the store.”

The schoolgirl, who has been being busy taking part in auditions, won the Young Achiever in Arts, Music and Culture category at the Eastbourne Achievers Awards last month.

She also won an award which was announced at the 34th Annual Young Artist Award in California on May 5 in the ‘Best part in a feature film - supporting young actress 10 and under’ category.