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Vanity Fair 

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An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Palin ...  William Makepeace Thackery / ... 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
Felicity Montagu 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
Toby Williams ...  Hicks 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 ...  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 Niamh Durkin ...  Rose Crawley 2 episodes, 2018
Lauren Crace Lauren Crace ...  Betsey Horrocks / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Orli Goldstein 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
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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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanity Fair See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

It was originally intended for Michael Palin (W.M.Thackery) to appear in just one episode but it was quickly decided to feature him in all seven episodes and he completed shooting all his scenes in just one day.Palin had previously chosen Vanity Fair as his favourite book, when he appeared on Radio Four's Desert Island Discs. See more »

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

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Little Treasure
4 September 2018 | by mckenziejonoSee all my reviews

'Vanity Fair' I think Gwyneth Huges has done a great job with this adaptation! Only the British do fine work, so much finess, costumes, beautiful new and modern music, and above all, the performances that are all on an extraordinarily high level, especially loving the friendship between the girls!

I have only seen 2 episodes so far (I intend seeing all, doesn't make sense to watch one or two and not the rest! Real dumb!

There's deceit, scheming, wicked behaviour from Becky, wonderfully played and then there is beautiful, sensitive and most of all devoted Amelia, both doing a great job in their extreme roles. The rest of the cast are incredible! With some very famous actors.

Is it an excellent drama? Yes! Does Is it clever and witty? Yes! No! Does it have wonderful acting? Yes! There are some rising stars and I look forward to seeing more of them


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