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An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Palin ...  William Makepeace Thackeray 7 episodes, 2018
Olivia Cooke ...  Becky Sharp 7 episodes, 2018
Tom Bateman ...  Rawdon Crawley 7 episodes, 2018
Johnny Flynn ...  William Dobbin 7 episodes, 2018
Claudia Jessie ...  Amelia Sedley 7 episodes, 2018
Robert Pugh ...  Mr. John Osborne / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Simon Russell Beale ...  Mr. John Sedley / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Ellie Kendrick ...  Jane Osborne 6 episodes, 2018
Charlie Rowe ...  George Osborne 5 episodes, 2018
Martin Clunes ...  Sir Pitt Crawley 5 episodes, 2018
Sian Clifford ...  Martha Crawley 5 episodes, 2018
David Fynn ...  Jos Sedley 5 episodes, 2018
Toby Williams ...  Hicks 5 episodes, 2018
Felicity Montagu ...  Briggs / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Peter Wight ...  Mr. Raggles 4 episodes, 2018
Mathew Baynton ...  Bute Crawley 4 episodes, 2018
Patrick FitzSymons ...  Major Michael O'Dowd 4 episodes, 2018
Monica Dolan ...  Mrs. Peggy O'Dowd 4 episodes, 2018
Claire Skinner ...  Mrs. Louisa Sedley 4 episodes, 2018
Mike Grady ...  Horrocks 3 episodes, 2018
Jack Loxton Jack Loxton ...  Ensign Stubble 3 episodes, 2018
Frances de la Tour ...  Lady Matilda Crawley 3 episodes, 2018
Richie Campbell ...  Sam 3 episodes, 2018
Rafferty Railton Rafferty Railton ...  Rawdy Crawley / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Provence Maydew Provence Maydew ...  Maidservant 3 episodes, 2018
Philip Labey Philip Labey ...  Footman 3 episodes, 2018
Anthony Head ...  Lord Steyne 3 episodes, 2018
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Lady Bareacres 3 episodes, 2018
Will Barton Will Barton ...  Lord Bareacres / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Maggie Daniels ...  Mrs. Raggles 2 episodes, 2018
Niamh Durkin ...  Rose Crawley 2 episodes, 2018
Lauren Crace ...  Betsey Horrocks / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Orli Goldstein ...  Violet Crawley 2 episodes, 2018
Madeleine Hyland ...  Lady Crawley 2 episodes, 2018
Suranne Jones ...  Miss Pinkerton 2 episodes, 2018
Philip Desmeules ...  Isidor 2 episodes, 2018
Richard Dixon ...  General Tufto 2 episodes, 2018
Siena Kelly Siena Kelly ...  Rhoda Swartz 2 episodes, 2018
Sally Phillips ...  Lady Steyne 2 episodes, 2018
Alison Pargeter ...  Glorvina O'Dowd 2 episodes, 2018
Oliver Lansley ...  Reverend Binny 2 episodes, 2018
David Sibley David Sibley ...  Solicitor 2 episodes, 2018
Arthur Bateman Arthur Bateman ...  Georgy Osborne 2 episodes, 2018
Lily Lesser Lily Lesser ...  Lady Blanche 2 episodes, 2018
Johnny Kinch ...  Bailiff 2 episodes, 2018
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Gwyneth Hughes' adaptation of Thackeray's literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of "villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing", takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes. Written by ahmetkozan

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Vanity Fair See more »

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Trivia

Suranne Jones (Miss Pinkerton) & Olivia Cooke (Becky Sharp) also worked together on The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012) as Eve Caleigh & Nancy Linnet respectively. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 24 August 2018 (2018) See more »

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All Along the Watchtower
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Becky with a Twinkle in her Eye
5 September 2018 | by mgumsleySee all my reviews

ITV are no slouches when it comes to the adaptation of classical novels, and I am delighted that Vanity Fair is proving to be a first class series. Thackeray's sharp wit and sometimes cynical view of human behaviour is portrayed with skill by a top class cast.

There is hardly a false step anywhere with Becky doing all she can to convince her tv audience and her companions in the Crawley household that she is the Queen of all she Surveys. She is ably assisted by a nimble cast, notably Martin Clunes as the roguish Pitt Crawley and Frances de la Tour as the irrepressible Miss Crawley. I don't know if a series as good as this needs the modern music and I am hoping ITV won't spring the BBC's favourite trick of changing the ending of the story.

Mary Gumsley


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