British actor Eddie Redmayne landed the role of Marius in 'Les Misérables' after a recording he made on his iPhone of himself singing 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables' was sent to the producer of the upcoming film. 

Redmayne told the Wall Street Journal that he: "Took the iPhone and recorded myself singing Marius’ song, 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables'. I then sent it to my agent to show him that I enjoyed singing, and without me knowing he sent that on to the producer".

This isn’t the first case of an audition over iPhone. As we reported earlier this year, Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has landed a role in the new Star Trek thanks to a video he made on his iPhone in the kitchen.

Watch the video clip of Eddie Redmayne here

Les Misérables will hit Cinema screens in the UK on 11 January 2013. 

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