Vanity Fair (1987– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 32 users  
Reviews: 7 user

16 half-hour episodes. In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 281 titles
created 21 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 644 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 129 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Vanity Fair" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vanity Fair (1987– )

Vanity Fair (1987– ) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vanity Fair.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1987  
4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vanity Fair (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This cinematic adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel stars Myrna Loy in her first starring role.

Director: Chester M. Franklin
Stars: Myrna Loy, Conway Tearle, Barbara Kent
Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson
Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne
Nice Work (TV Mini-Series 1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Dr Robyn Penrose is a lecturer in English at Rummidge University. Vic Wilcox is the Managing Director of Pringle's, an engineering firm in Rummidge. They meet when Robyn is told by her Head... See full summary »

Stars: Warren Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Janet Dale
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Eve Matheson ...
 Rebecca Sharp (16 episodes, 1987)
...
 Amelia Sedley (15 episodes, 1987)
Simon Dormandy ...
 William Dobbin (12 episodes, 1987)
Jack Klaff ...
 Rawdon Crawley (12 episodes, 1987)
David Swift ...
 Mr. Sedley (11 episodes, 1987)
James Saxon ...
 Joseph 'Jos' Sedley (10 episodes, 1987)
Gillian Raine ...
 Mrs. Sedley (9 episodes, 1987)
...
 George Osborne (9 episodes, 1987)
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Pitt Crawley (8 episodes, 1987)
Philippa Urquhart ...
 Miss Briggs (8 episodes, 1987)
...
 Sir Pitt Crawley (7 episodes, 1987)
Ray Mort ...
 Raggles (7 episodes, 1987)
Edit

Storyline

16 half-hour episodes. In the time of Napoleon, Becky Sharp, a poor orphan girl, schemes for money and position. Her most-used stepladder is her old school friend, Amelia Sedley. Both women marry soldiers, and both of them are affected by the Battle of Waterloo. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1987 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Patrick Troughton was booked to play a major role but died before filming. See more »

Connections

Version of Vanity Fair (1922) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
by far the best version
15 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's been great seeing this series again after twenty years. Eve Matheson plays Becky Sharp to perfection, from the early episodes where she seems sweet enough, to the devious schemer in the Napoleonic wars. In support, Rebecca Saire is a good Amelia, while Jack Klaff and Benedict Taylor play Rawdon and George very well. Sian Phillips, Freddie Jones, David Swift, and others also add good value.

Despite its continued unavailability, this is the best version to see. Far truer to the book than the 60s and 90s version, and much better than the Reece Witherspoon film (although that had its compensations outside of its status as an 'adaptation'). From the cartoon credits and trumpet theme through to its colour, life, and energy, this 'Vanity Fair' is special.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? booksroc8420
Vanity Fair 1987 jvandrews-1
Not so Good, the Third Time Around... anubis-45
Vanity Fair 1987 Showing on Sky Arts 2 from 29 April 2010 richdate
On DVD remy_hunter
IT'S BAAACK!!! Vanity Fair 1987 is now on DVD!!!! pastorrichard
Discuss Vanity Fair (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page