A lavish ITV – Amazon Prime production of William Makepeace Thackeray’s much loved and often adapted Vanity Fair. The story, which takes place during the Napoleonic wars, focuses on Becky Sharp who in classic rags to riches style determines to make something of her life.
Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel, The Girl, Miss Austen Regrets) and produced by leading production company Mammoth Screen, Vanity Fair is being made with Amazon Studios.
Olivia Cooke – the 23 year old Oldham-born actress and star of Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film Ready Player One – plays Thackeray’s timeless heroine Becky Sharp.
Vanity Fair will be filmed on location in and around London, with additional shooting in Budapest, from September 2017.
Olivia Cooke as Becky Sharp
Johnny Flynn as Dobbin
Martin Clunes as Sir Pitt Crawley
Frances De La Tour as Miss Matilda Crawley
Suranne Jones as Miss Pinkerton
Michael Palin as Thackeray
Claudia Jessie as Amelia Sedley
Simon Russell Beale as Mr Sedley
Claire Skinner as Mrs Sedley
David Flynn as Ross Sedley
Tom Bates as Captain Rawdon Crawley
Charlie Rowe as George Osborne
key behind the scenes crew
Gwyneth Hughes as Writer
William Thackeray as Original Author
Gwyneth Hughes as Executive Producer
James Strong as Executive Producer
Tom Mullens as Executive Producer
Damien Timmer as Executive Producer
Julia Stannard as Producer
James Strong as Director
Currently in production for 2018
network and production companies
ITV – Mammoth Screen – Amazon Studios
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