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Vanity Fair 

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (1998)
An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ... See full summary »
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David Ross ...
 Mr. Sedley 6 episodes, 1998
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Janine Duvitski ...
 Mrs. Bute Crawley 5 episodes, 1998
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 Mrs. Sedley 5 episodes, 1998
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Frances Tomelty ...
 Mrs. O'Dowd 4 episodes, 1998
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Mark Lambert ...
 Major O'Dowd 4 episodes, 1998
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 Mr. John Osborne 4 episodes, 1998
Janet Dale ...
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 Lady Jane Crawley 3 episodes, 1998
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 Jane Osborne 3 episodes, 1998
Robert Cole ...
 Little Rawdon 3 episodes, 1998
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 Sir Pitt Crawley 3 episodes, 1998
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 Lady Bareacres 3 episodes, 1998
Daniel Hart ...
 Ensign Stubble 3 episodes, 1998
Zohren Weiss ...
 Little Georgy 3 episodes, 1998
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John Surman ...
 Horrocks 3 episodes, 1998
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 Lord Bareacres 3 episodes, 1998
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 Lady Blanche 3 episodes, 1998
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 Miss Swartz 2 episodes, 1998
Felix Dexter ...
Paul Bigley ...
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 Lady Crawley 2 episodes, 1998
Casey O'Connor ...
 Little Violet 2 episodes, 1998
Zoe Chester ...
 Little Rose 2 episodes, 1998
Pom Boyd ...
 Glorvina O'Dowd 2 episodes, 1998
Vicki Pepperdine ...
 Ann Dobbin 2 episodes, 1998
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 Mr. Chopper 2 episodes, 1998
Martin Hodgson ...
 Ensign Spooney 2 episodes, 1998
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the backdrop of Regency England & in continental Europe during the Napoleonic War. Written by Jonnie Heldreich

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Drama | Romance

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24 October 1999 (USA)  »

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A Feira das Vaidades  »

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The green and gold gown worn by Natasha Little (Becky Sharp) singing at Lord Steyne's house is the same costume worn by Victoria Hopkins at dinner and by Cesca Martin in the maze in The Regency House Party (2004). See more »

Quotes

Rawdon Crawley: You don't mind the smell of my cigar, I hope?
Becky Sharp: No, I love it. I wonder if I might...
Rawdon Crawley: Yes?
Becky Sharp: You... wouldn't tell?
Rawdon Crawley: What, me? No! Never, damn it! ...Ah, what?
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Version of Becky Sharp (1935) See more »

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Wonderful movie, and very faithful to the book!
9 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this version of "Vanity Fair" when A&E premiered it in 1998, and I was totally captivated. I had not, at that time, read the book, so I was happily tugged along by every twist and turn of this delightful tale. The acting is outstanding on all accounts, the writing is solid, and Thackeray's story is timeless.

Now I am finally getting 'round to reading the book, and I am amazed by how faithful this mini-series is to the original work. Though I usually am frustrated by the liberties that are taken with great literature, and I believe that one should always "read the book" before taking in someone else's interpretation of it, this is a case where having "seen the movie" makes it even more fun to read the book.

Becky Sharp, Emmy Sedley, and especially Captain Dobbins (Philip Glenister really shines) are vividly portrayed -- as are all of the characters. This is a real page-turner of a story, and A&E has done it justice. In either order, read the book and watch the movie. You'll have great fun!


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