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Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

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The Marquess of Steyne
Angelica Mandy ...
Young Becky
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Francis Sharp
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Miss Pinkerton
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Miss Pinkerton's Crone
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Becky Sharp
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Ms. Green (as Lillette Dubey)
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Amelia Sedley
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Joseph Sedley
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Mrs. Sedley
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Mr. Sedley
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Biju
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William Dobbin
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George Osborne
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Gambler
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Queen's Crawley Mail Coach Driver
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Sir Pitt Crawley
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Pitt Crawley
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Lady Crawley
Georgina Edmonds ...
Young Rose Crawley
Emilie Richardson ...
Young Celia Crawley
Tim Preece ...
Horrocks
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Lady Southdown
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Lady Jane Sheepshanks
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Miss Matilda Crawley
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Rawdon Crawley
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Firkin
Tim Seely ...
Doctor
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Mr. Osborne
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Maria Osborne
Paul Bentall ...
Coalman
Sean McKenzie ...
Auctioneer
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Rhoda Swartz
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Lord Bareacres
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Lady Bareacres
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Lord Darlington
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Lady Darlington
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General Tufto
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Mr. Raggles
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Curzon Street Footman
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Nursemaid
William Melling ...
Rawdy
Daniel Hay ...
Georgy
Niall O'Brien ...
Mr. Moss
Anu Gopalakrishnan ...
Desert Beauty
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Officer
Roma Edmonds ...
Rose Crawley
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Celia Crawley (as Gledis Cimque)
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Little Pitt
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Lady Steyne
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Lady Gaunt
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Lady George
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Mr. Wenham
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The King
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Coventry Island Man
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Casino Boy (as Bruce MacKinnon)
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Casino Boy (as Matthew Horne)
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German Official (as Timothy Bentinck)
Andrew Price ...
Casino Stranger
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Young Georgy
Chloe Treend ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
Stefane Sauer ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
Nicole Forbes ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
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Dancer - 'Slave Dance' (as Amanda Courtney Davies)
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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' (as Stephanie McMillan)
Suzanne Thomas ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
Mari Baade ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
K. Knight ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
Sylvano Clarke ...
Dancer - 'Slave Dance'
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German Casino Goer (uncredited)
Gary Bunn ...
British Soldier (uncredited)
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German Gambler (uncredited)
Will Irvine ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Tatiana Lavrentieva ...
Posh Scarlet Lady (uncredited)
Craig James Morgan ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Older Rawdy Crawley (uncredited)
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Indian Servant (uncredited)
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Public School Girl (uncredited)
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Public School Girl (uncredited)
Deborah Wise ...
Lady Agatha (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mira Nair

Written by

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Matthew Faulk ... (screenplay) &
Mark Skeet ... (screenplay) and
Julian Fellowes ... (screenplay)
 
William Makepeace Thackeray ... (novel)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Mychael Danna

Cinematography by

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Declan Quinn

Film Editing by

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Allyson C. Johnson

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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Mary Selway
Loveleen Tandan

Production Design by

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Maria Djurkovic

Art Direction by

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Nick Palmer
Sam Stokes
Lucinda Thomson

Set Decoration by

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Kalpa Dave
Tatiana Macdonald ... (as Tatiana Lund)

Costume Design by

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Beatrix Aruna Pasztor

Makeup Department

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Bee Archer ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Zoe Clare Brown ... additional hair stylist (as Zoe Brown) / additional makeup artist (as Zoe Brown)
Anita Burger ... makeup artist
Blanka Dudas ... makeup artist
Jon Henry Gordon ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Annabel Hill ... makeup artist
Virginia Holmes ... assistant makeup: India
Joe Hopker ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Sue Ignatius ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Rebecca Lafford ... makeup artist: Ms. Witherspoon
Mai Layton ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Sadie Lunn ... hair trainee / makeup trainee
Fran Needham ... hair stylist: crowd / makeup artist: crowd
Jacqueline Russon ... makeup artist
Loulia Sheppard ... hairdresser: Ms. Witherspoon / personal hairstylist to reece witherspoon
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Chang Su Chan Shiu ... assistant hair stylist: India
Barbara Taylor ... crowd hair stylist
Shaunna Harrison ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeanette Redmond ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post producton supervisor (as Jennifer Freed) / post producton supervisor
Rupert Ryle-Hodges ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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David Ackrill ... daily dressing prop
Sarah Bicknell ... stand-by art director (as Sarah Stuart)
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
Chris Ulusele ... stand-by props
Tom Whitehead ... draughtsman
Billy Wilson ... lead dressing props
Eddie Wolstencroft ... stand by painter

Sound Department

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Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Dan Edelstein ... foley editor
Robert Fernandez ... 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 / 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 ... re-recording mixer
Alexander Beddow ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James Davis III ... special effects senior technician
Hugh Goodbody ... special effects technician
Mark Holt ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Ryan Beadle ... digital I/O
R.J. Harbour ... digital compositor
Mark Sawicki ... optical camera
Brian Allan ... optical camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunt coordinator
Nrinder Dhudwar ... stunt coordinator
Levan Doran ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Adefarasin ... clapper loader: "a" camera / second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Battersby ... additional second assistant camera / clapper loader: "b" camera
Klemens Becker ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Arjun Singh Bhurji ... key grip
Dharmendra Bhurji ... best boy grip
David Cadwallader ... grip: "a" camera
Chris Clarke ... additional second assistant camera
Frank Connor ... still photographer
David Cozens ... first assistant camera: "a" camera / 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
Tom Maslen ... camera crane grip
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 / director of photography: second unit (as Jay J. Odedra)
Robert Rabson ... electrician
Brian Strange ... camera trainee
Iain Struthers ... additional focus puller
Tammo van Hoorn ... additional first assistant camera
David Wall ... chief rigging electrician
Jimmy Wilson ... gaffer

Casting Department

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Lucy Bevan ... casting assistant
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Arjun Bhasin ... costume designer: India
Rosie Grant ... additional costume
Jenny Hawkins ... costume set supervisor
Amanda Keable ... costume supervisor
Urmila Motwani ... wardrobe supervisor: India (as Urmilla Lal Motwani)
Jacqueline Mulligan ... costume maker (as Jacqueline Simpson)
Sophie Norinder ... dresser: Ms. Witherspoon
Julia Patkos ... costume design assistant
Maria Scarey ... costume maker: daily (as Maria Carey)

Location Management

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Gilly Case ... location scout
Philip Clark ... location scout
Steve Hart ... second location manager
Ali James ... location assistant
Richard Lindsay ... assistant location manager
David Pinnington ... location manager
David Seaton ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music legal and clearance
Mychael Danna ... orchestrator
Terry Davies ... composer: dance music
Nicholas Dodd ... conductor / orchestrator
Jennifer L. Dunnington ... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Vic Fraser ... music copyist
Brad Haehnel ... music mixer
Sissel ... vocalist
Paul Talkington ... musician contractor
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Script and Continuity Department

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Sally Jones ... script supervisor
Aminta Townshend ... assistant script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Peter Devlin ... transport coordinator
Chris Hammond ... driver: minibus
Mark Russell ... Construction Run Around Driver
Darren Thackeray ... driver
Dave Williams ... wardrobe truck driver

Other crew

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Rajeev Acharya ... production accountant: India
Imtiaz Amir ... production accountant
Maria Bisset ... assistant horse master
Christian Brockey ... production coordinator: India
Stephanie Carroll ... visual consultant
Mike Clark-Hall ... floor runner
Hannah Collett ... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Nigel Martin Davey ... stand-in (as Martin Nigel Davey)
Heather Dixon ... assistant: Ms. Pilcher
Steve Dyke ... caterer
Anu Gopalakrishnan ... assistant: Ms. Nair
Uzma Hasan ... post -production assistant
Dan Hillsdon ... assistant accountant
Saarrah Imtiaz ... assistant to accountant
Amy Irvine ... stand-in
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
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
Ashley Rudden ... creative executive
Joe Russo ... interviews: post-production
Adelaide Scardino ... assistant: Ms. Day
Jonathan Scott ... production staff
Payal Sethi ... local production coordinator: Mirabai Films
Amin Soltani ... crowd runner
Yasmine Stafford ... production coordinator
Alistair Thompson ... production accountant
Katharine Tidy ... food stylist
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
Fliss Jaine ... work experience (uncredited)

Thanks

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Barry Alexander Brown ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The British Empire flowers; exotic India colors English imaginations. Becky Sharp, the orphaned daughter of a painter and a singer, leaves a home for girls to be a governess, armed with a keen wit, good looks, fluent French, and an eye for social advancement. Society tries its best to keep her from climbing. An episodic narrative follows her for 20 years, through marriage, Napoleonic wars, a child, loyalty to a school friend, the vicissitudes of the family whose daughters she instructed, and attention from a bored marquess who collected her father's paintings. Honesty tempers her schemes. Written by

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Taglines In a time of social climbers, Becky Sharp is a mountaineer. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vanity Fair - La foire aux vanités (France)
  • La feria de las vanidades (Spain)
  • Ярмарка тщеславия (Russia)
  • Gurur dünyası (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Fåfängans marknad (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 141 min
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Box Office

Budget $23,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,268,925, 05 Sep 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,111,020

Did You Know?

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Trivia After asking Reese Witherspoon to get pregnant for the role (as a joke, because she thought Reese was too thin), Director Mira Nair was delighted when Witherspoon announced she was pregnant after all. See more »
Goofs The Song which Becky Sharp was dancing to is actually an Arabic folk song (AssalamAlekom) released in 2001. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Vanity Fair/Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid/Hero/Suspect Zero/The Brown Bunny (2004). See more »
Soundtracks She Walks in Beauty See more »
Crazy Credits Before the credits start rolling the word "Alvida" (goodbye) appears in Urdu script. Beneath it is the following dedication: for our beloved Ammy Kulsum Alibhai 1927-2003 See more »
Quotes Mrs. Sedley: I thought her a mere social climber, but now I see she's a mountineer
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