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24 October 1999 (USA) See more »
5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Wonderful movie, and very faithful to the book! See more (13 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 29 of 41)
Natasha Little ... Becky Sharp (6 episodes, 1998)
Frances Grey ... Amelia Sedley (6 episodes, 1998)

Philip Glenister ... William Dobbin (6 episodes, 1998)
David Ross ... Mr. Sedley (6 episodes, 1998)

Nathaniel Parker ... Rawdon Crawley (5 episodes, 1998)

Anton Lesser ... Mr. Pitt Crawley (5 episodes, 1998)
Janine Duvitski ... Mrs. Bute Crawley (5 episodes, 1998)
Michele Dotrice ... Mrs. Sedley (5 episodes, 1998)

Jeremy Swift ... Jos Sedley (4 episodes, 1998)
Tom Ward ... George Osborne (4 episodes, 1998)
Frances Tomelty ... Mrs. O'Dowd (4 episodes, 1998)
Stephen Frost ... Bute Crawley (4 episodes, 1998)
Mark Lambert ... Major O'Dowd (4 episodes, 1998)

Tim Woodward ... Mr. John Osborne (4 episodes, 1998)
Janet Dale ... Miss Briggs (4 episodes, 1998)

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Lady Jane Crawley (3 episodes, 1998)

Miriam Margolyes ... Miss Crawley (3 episodes, 1998)

Abigail Thaw ... Jane Osborne (3 episodes, 1998)
Robert Cole ... Little Rawdon (3 episodes, 1998)

David Bradley ... Sir Pitt Crawley (3 episodes, 1998)
Eleanor Bron ... Lady Bareacres (3 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Hart ... Ensign Stubble (3 episodes, 1998)
Zohren Weiss ... Little Georgy (3 episodes, 1998)

Gerard Murphy ... Lord Steyne (3 episodes, 1998)
John Surman ... Horrocks (3 episodes, 1998)

Graham Crowden ... Lord Bareacres (3 episodes, 1998)

Sarah Crowden ... Lady Blanche (3 episodes, 1998)
Bryan Pringle ... Raggles (3 episodes, 1998)

Linal Haft ... Moss (3 episodes, 1998)

Series Directed by
Marc Munden (6 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Andrew Davies (6 episodes, 1998)
William Makepeace Thackeray (6 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Gillian McNeill .... producer (6 episodes, 1998)

Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Network (unknown episodes)
Suzan Harrison .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Taylor .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Murray Gold (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Oliver Curtis (1 episode, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
William Diver (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Kris De Meester (2 episodes, 1998)

Jill Trevellick (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Stevie Herbert (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... hair designer / makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Kris De Meester .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicola Blacker .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 1998)
Kris De Meester .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1998)

Raoul Bolognini .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Richard Burrell .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Colin Wratten .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Gill Farr .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 1998)

Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jens Christensen .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Bernard O'Reilly .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Sandra Roth .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Jack Stew .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Bruce Wills .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Elaine Ford .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1998)

Rowley Irlam .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Barry J. Holmes .... still photographer (6 episodes, 1998)
Tim Potter .... focus puller (6 episodes, 1998)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Clayton .... tailor (unknown episodes)
Amanda Keable .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Chris Reynolds .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist / ... (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Gareth I. Davies .... runner (1 episode, 1998)
Maggie Stevens .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1998)

Simon Bird .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Emma Pill .... location manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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50 min (6 episodes)
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Did You Know?

The teal pelisse worn by Natasha Little (Becky Sharp) at Mr. Raggles' flat is the same costume worn by Rosie Hammond when she arrives at Kentchurch Court in "The Regency House Party" (2004), a guest at the London party in Byron (2003) (TV), an extra in the Assembly Rooms in Persuasion (2007) (TV), and a guest at the christening in Miss Austen Regrets (2008) (TV).See more »
Becky Sharp:Revenge may be wicked. But it's natural.See more »
Movie Connections:
Bleak and Barren was the MoorSee more »


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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful movie, and very faithful to the book!, 9 January 2001
Author: hohoholden from Dresden, Germany

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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