"20 km bike ride, patchy sun turned to icy driving rain, not good for the throat scooted home, 2 hrs of singing to come". Actor Russell Crowe cut short his work out on Sunday (22Apr12) to preserve his voice ahead of shooting a scene for the upcoming movie adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables. The Gladiator star is portraying Inspector Javert opposite Hugh Jackman as leading man Jean Valjean.