It had been rumored for months that Swift was close to getting the part, but Banks was surprised in England after a performance of “Oliver!” — in which she currently has a role — in a surprise announcement by theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh.
The U.K. native is an experienced stage actress and singer who has played the role of Éponine on stage for a year as well as being selected to perform in the 25th Anniversary Concert of the musical.
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