Vanity Fair (1987– )

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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 »

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Complete series cast summary:
Eve Matheson ...
 Rebecca Sharp (16 episodes, 1987)
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 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)
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 George Osborne (9 episodes, 1987)
Shaughan Seymour ...
 Pitt Crawley (8 episodes, 1987)
Philippa Urquhart ...
 Miss Briggs (8 episodes, 1987)
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 Sir Pitt Crawley (7 episodes, 1987)
Ray Mort ...
 Raggles (7 episodes, 1987)
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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

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Very well done adaptation
5 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've never read "Vanity Fair", this is the version to watch. You'll feel as if you've read the entire book; it is extremely faithful to Thackeray's classic. The production and the story had me hooked, and kept me coming back for each episode even though they were shown at 6am each Tuesday for a number of weeks on A&E. Eve Matheson as Becky was sly and conniving and thoroughly enjoyable. The ensemble cast were every bit as good as she was, and I highly recommend this adaptation for everyone.


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