IMDb > Vanity Fair (2004)
Vanity Fair
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Vanity Fair (2004) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 58 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Vanity Fair -- HV Post
Vanity Fair -- Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Overview

User Rating:
6.2/10   15,514 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 22% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Matthew Faulk (screenplay) &
Mark Skeet (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Vanity Fair on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In a time of social climbers, Becky Sharp is a mountaineer. See more »
Plot:
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Vanity Fair without the Vanita, Vanitatas See more (142 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gabriel Byrne ... The Marquess of Steyne
Angelica Mandy ... Young Becky Sharp

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Francis Sharp

Ruth Sheen ... Miss Pinkerton

Kate Fleetwood ... Miss Pinkerton's Crone

Reese Witherspoon ... Becky Sharp

Lillete Dubey ... Ms. Green (as Lillette Dubey)

Romola Garai ... Amelia Sedley

Tony Maudsley ... Joseph Sedley

Deborah Findlay ... Mrs. Mary Sedley
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Mr. Sedley

Paul Bazely ... Biju

Rhys Ifans ... William Dobbin

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... George Osborne

Charlie Beall ... Gambler

David Sterne ... Queen's Crawley Mail Coach Driver

Bob Hoskins ... Sir Pitt Crawley

Douglas Hodge ... Pitt Crawley
Meg Wynn Owen ... Lady Crawley
Georgina Edmonds ... Young Rose Crawley
Emilie Richardson ... Young Celia Crawley
Tim Preece ... Horrocks the Butler

Geraldine McEwan ... Lady Southdown
Natasha Little ... Lady Jane Sheepshanks

Eileen Atkins ... Miss Matilda Crawley

James Purefoy ... Rawdon Crawley
Helen Coker ... Firkin the Maid
Tim Seely ... Doctor

Jim Broadbent ... Mr. Osborne
Sophie Hunter ... Maria Osborne
Paul Bentall ... Coalman
Sean McKenzie ... Auctioneer

Kathryn Drysdale ... Rhoda Swartz

John Woodvine ... Lord Bareacres
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Lady Bareacres

Nicholas Jones ... Lord Darlington
Sian Thomas ... Lady Darlington
Trevor Cooper ... General Tufto
Brian Pettifer ... Mr. Raggles

Steven Elder ... Curzon Street Footman

Gabrielle Lloyd ... Nursemaid
William Melling ... Young Rawdy Crawley
Daniel Hay ... Young Georgy Osborne
Niall O'Brien ... Mr. Moss
Anu Gopalakrishnan ... Desert Beauty

Tom Beard ... Officer
Roma Edmonds ... Older Rose Crawley

Gledis Cinque ... Older Celia Crawley (as Gledis Cimque)
Thomas Grant ... Little Pitt Crawley
Kelly Hunter ... Lady Steyne

Camilla Rutherford ... Lady Gaunt

Alexandra Staden ... Lady George

Jonny Phillips ... Mr. Wenham
Richard McCabe ... The King
Veerendra Saxena ... Coventry Island Man (as Virendra Saxena)
Bruce Mackinnon ... Casino Boy

Mathew Horne ... Casino Boy (as Matthew Horne)

Tim Bentinck ... German Official (as Timothy Bentinck)
Andrew Price ... Casino Stranger

Tom Sturridge ... Older Georgy Osborne
Chloe Treend ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Stefane Sauer ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Nicole Forbes ... Dancer: Slave Dance

Amanda Courtney-Davies ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Louise Poole ... Dancer: Slave Dance (as Louise Weekley)
Lene Langgaard ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Sarah Mogg ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Tracey Lushington ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Sandy Borne ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Stephenie McMillan ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Suzanne Thomas ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Mari Baade ... Dancer: Slave Dance
K. Knight ... Dancer: Slave Dance
Sylvano Clarke ... Dancer: Slave Dance
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Max Bollinger ... German Casino Goer (uncredited)

Tom Fox Davies ... German Gambler (uncredited)
Will Irvine ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tatiana Lavrentieva ... Posh Scarlet Lady (uncredited)
Craig James Morgan ... Soldier (uncredited)

Robert Pattinson ... Older Rawdy Crawley (uncredited)
Vijay Raaz ... Indian Servant (uncredited)

Jade Ramsey ... Public School Girl (uncredited)

Nikita Ramsey ... Public School Girl (uncredited)
Deborah Wise ... Upper Class Lady (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Mira Nair 
 
Writing credits
Matthew Faulk (screenplay) &
Mark Skeet (screenplay) and
Julian Fellowes (screenplay)

William Makepeace Thackeray (novel)

Produced by
S.M. Ferozeuddin Alameer .... line producer: India
Ray Angelic .... line producer: India
Howard Cohen .... executive producer
Pippa Cross .... executive producer
Janette Day .... producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... producer
Matthew Faulk .... associate producer
Jane Frazer .... co-producer
Donna Gigliotti .... producer
Jonathan Lynn .... executive producer
Mark Skeet .... associate producer
Dinaz Stafford .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn 
 
Film Editing by
Allyson C. Johnson 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Loveleen Tandan 
 
Production Design by
Maria Djurkovic 
 
Art Direction by
Nick Palmer 
Sam Stokes 
Lucinda Thomson 
 
Set Decoration by
Kalpa Dave 
Tatiana Macdonald  (as Tatiana Lund)
 
Costume Design by
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor 
 
Makeup Department
Bee Archer .... additional hair stylist
Bee Archer .... additional makeup artist
Zoe Brown .... additional hair stylist
Zoe Brown .... additional makeup artist
Anita Burger .... makeup artist
Blanka Dudas .... makeup artist
Jon Henry Gordon .... additional hair stylist
Jon Henry Gordon .... additional makeup artist
Annabel Hill .... makeup artist
Virginia Holmes .... assistant makeup: India
Joe Hopker .... additional hair stylist
Joe Hopker .... additional makeup artist
Sue Ignatius .... additional hair stylist
Sue Ignatius .... additional makeup artist
Rebecca Lafford .... makeup artist: Ms. Witherspoon
Mai Layton .... additional hair stylist
Mai Layton .... additional makeup artist
Sadie Lunn .... hair trainee
Sadie Lunn .... makeup trainee
Fran Needham .... hair stylist: crowd
Fran Needham .... makeup artist: crowd
Jacqueline Russon .... makeup artist
Loulia Sheppard .... hairdresser: Ms. Witherspoon
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Chang Su Chan Shiu .... assistant hair stylist: India
Barbara Taylor .... crowd hair stylist
Jeanette Redmond .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Rupert Ryle-Hodges .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director (as Matt Baker)
Amy Coop .... additional third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Reema Kagti .... second assistant director: India
Max Keene .... first assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... second assistant director: crowd
Danny McGrath .... third assistant director
Jay Jay Odedra .... second unit director (as Jay J. Odedra)
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director: India
Akshay Roy .... third assistant director: India
 
Art Department
Chris Cull .... property master
Belinda Cusmano .... assistant set decorator
Richard Dalton .... props
Amy Dewar .... art department runner
Gill Farr .... production buyer
James Fennessy .... painter
David Ned Kelly .... carpenter
Emily Lutyens .... graphic artist
Suzanne Caplan Merwanji .... supervising designer: India
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Adrian Start .... paint supervisor
Tony Statham .... sign creator
Hattie Storey .... art department assistant
Sarah Stuart .... stand-by art director
Chris Ulusele .... stand-by props
Tom Whitehead .... draughtsman
Billy Wilson .... lead dressing props
Eddie Wolstencroft .... stand by painter
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Dan Edelstein .... foley editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Drew Kunin .... production sound mixer
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Tony Martinez .... supervising sound editor
Eric McAllister .... assistant sound editor
Kate Morath .... boom operator
Kate Morath .... sound maintenance
Luke Neuman .... assistant sound
Lowell Pickett .... digital media assistant
Mary Ellen Porto .... sound effects editor
Steve Schwartz .... assistant sound editor (as Stephen Schwartz)
Warren Shaw .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor
Eric Strausser .... assistant sound editor
Bill Sweeney .... foley editor (as William Sweeney)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexander Beddow .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Davis III .... special effects senior technician
Hugh Goodbody .... special effects technician
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Mark Sawicki .... optical camera
Brian Allan .... optical camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt coordinator
Levan Doran .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adefarasin .... clapper loader: "a" camera
John Adefarasin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Battersby .... additional second assistant camera
Ben Battersby .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Klemens Becker .... Steadicam operator
Klemens Becker .... camera operator: "a" camera
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... key grip
David Cadwallader .... grip: "a" camera
Chris Clarke .... additional second assistant camera
Frank Connor .... still photographer
David Cozens .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Cozens .... focus puller: "a" camera
Barny Crocker .... assistant camera (as Barnaby Crocker)
Steve Cussell .... electrician
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer: India
Dean Foard .... electrician
Ian Franklin .... rigging gaffer
Nick Kenealy .... video assist operator
Paul Molloy .... electrician
G. Monic Kumar .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, India
Ronan Murphy .... additional grip
Ed Nessen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, India
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, India
Jay Jay Odedra .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jay Jay Odedra .... director of photography: second unit (as Jay J. Odedra)
Brian Strange .... camera trainee
Iain Struthers .... additional focus puller
Tammo van Hoorn .... additional first assistant camera
David Wall .... chief rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Lucy Bevan .... casting assistant
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arjun Bhasin .... costume designer: India
Rosie Grant .... additional costume
Jenny Hawkins .... costume set supervisor
Amanda Keable .... costume supervisor
Urmilla Lal Motwani .... wardrobe supervisor: India
Jacqueline Mulligan .... costume maker (as Jacqueline Simpson)
Sophie Norinder .... dresser: Ms. Witherspoon
Julia Patkos .... costume design assistant
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production assistant
Jack Lewars .... assistant color timer: Efilm
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
David O. Rogers .... assistant editor
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Shelly Westerman .... assistant film editor
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Mychael Danna .... orchestrator
Terry Davies .... composer: dance music
Nicholas Dodd .... conductor
Nicholas Dodd .... orchestrator
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Vic Fraser .... music copyist
Brad Haehnel .... music mixer
Paul Talkington .... musician contractor
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Peter Devlin .... transport coordinator
Chris Hammond .... driver: minibus
Darren Thackeray .... driver
Dave Williams .... wardrobe truck driver
 
Other crew
Rajeev Acharya .... production accountant: India
Imtiaz Amir .... production accountant
Maria Bisset .... assistant horse master
Christian Brockey .... production coordinator: India
Stephanie Carroll .... visual consultant
Gilly Case .... location scout
Philip Clark .... location scout
Mike Clark-Hall .... floor runner
Hannah Collett .... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Nigel Martin Davey .... stand-in (as Martin Nigel Davey)
Heather Dixon .... assistant: Ms. Pilcher
Anu Gopalakrishnan .... assistant: Ms. Nair
Steve Hart .... second location manager
Uzma Hasan .... post -production assistant
Dan Hillsdon .... assistant accountant
Saarrah Imtiaz .... assistant to accountant
Amy Irvine .... stand-in
Ali James .... location assistant
Sally Jones .... script supervisor
Claudia Kalindjian .... unit publicist
Simrun Kalra .... assistant: Ms. Nair
Geeta Kapoor .... assistant choreographer (as Geeta Kapur)
Debbie Kaye .... horse master
John Kearney .... horse wrangler
Farah Khan .... choreographer
Julie Landholt .... end title graphics
Marcus Lansdell .... cine mosaic
Richard Lindsay .... assistant location manager
Hayley Lyon .... assistant accountant
Miranda Marks .... assistant production coordinator
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Tariq Mirza .... legal: production
Jack Murphy .... choreographer
Cindy Newman .... dog handler
Hermione Ninnim .... production coordinator
James Payton .... stand-in
David Pinnington .... location manager
Ashley Rudden .... creative executive
Joe Russo .... interviews: post-production
Adelaide Scardino .... assistant: Ms. Day
David Seaton .... assistant location manager
Payal Sethi .... local production coordinator: Mirabai Films
Amin Soltani .... crowd runner
Yasmine Stafford .... production coordinator
Alistair Thompson .... production accountant
Katharine Tidy .... food stylist
Aminta Townshend .... assistant script supervisor
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Dan Turner .... contact: London
Brett Tyne .... assistant: Ms. Frazer
Susie Valerio .... stand-in (as Susie Gossling Valerio)
Laura Sophie Ware .... production runner
Pam Weaver .... animal handler: farm animals
 
Thanks
Barry Alexander Brown .... special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sensuality/partial nudity and a brief violent image
Runtime:
141 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-7 | Germany:6 | Hungary:14 | Iceland:10 | Ireland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (TV rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | Taiwan:PG-12 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Trivia:
After asking Reese Witherspoon to get pregnant for the role (as a joke, because she thought Reese was too thin), Mira Nair was delighted when Witherspoon announced she was expecting after all.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Becky watches her son leave in a carriage, the boom mic operator is briefly reflected in the carriage's rear window.See more »
Quotes:
Miss Matilda Crawley:How do I look?
Becky Sharp:A good deal stronger. They will be disappointed.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Gori Re/O Fair OneSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
84 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
Vanity Fair without the Vanita, Vanitatas, 8 March 2005
Author: wassailwo from United States

I was very disappointed with this adaptation of Thackeray's masterpiece. When this movie first came out I was very excited to see it and read the book in preparation. Now I wish I had just left it at the novel. Mira Nair's vision of Becky Sharp and the hypocrisy of Regency Britain is so far off the mark, she should be ashamed of herself for even using the title 'Vanity Fair.' All of Becky's backstabbing guiles have been down-graded to a form of pluckiness that completely fails to hit any mark of truth or irony... the two pillars of the original work. It saddens me to know that a generation of young people will watch this film and assume that Nair's vision of the story is a correct one. It also upsets me that several of the most entertaining scenes in the novel were altered or completely left out for the sake of forcing us to endure Reese Witherspoon's mediocre lip syncing in at least three separate musical numbers. Sure, in the novel, Becky could sing... but she was also a heartless sociopath who would do anything to get ahead. Out of the two personality traits, I believe Thackeray would rather us know the latter instead of the former. 'Vanity Fair,' the novel, is a sharp and often hilarious social commentary. 'Vanity Fair,' the 2004 movie, is a dull and often intellectually insulting piece of weepie dreck. Trust me, folks, spend your money on the book, or at least check out the far superior BBC version, which is twice as long but never quite as plodding as this mock-up of an adaptation.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (142 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Vanity Fair (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
ummm confused cordovachick05
Costuming Question bauhausblack
Bollywood or Bust fullserve
NOT Victorian! leelee1592
Does Becky love Rawdon? swirlypink8
She Was An 18th Century Attention Wh+re LetMeFly
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.