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Vanity Fair (1998 TV serial)

Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name broadcast in 1998. The screenplay was written by Andrew Davies.

Vanity Fair
Written byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (novel)
Andrew Davies
Directed byMarc Munden
StarringNatasha Little
Frances Grey
Philip Glenister
Tom Ward
Original language(s)English
Running time300 min. (6 episodes)
Original release1 November 1998

The BBC previously adapted the novel as a serial twice before, in 1967 and also in 1987.


Plot summaryEdit

For a full length summary of the book see: Vanity Fair plot summary.


Natasha Little as Becky Sharp (character)
Frances Grey as Amelia Sedley
David Ross as Mr. Sedley
Philip Glenister as William Dobbin
Michele Dotrice as Mrs. Sedley
Janine Duvitski as Mrs. Bute Crawley
Anton Lesser as Mr. Pitt Crawley
Nathaniel Parker as Rawdon Crawley
Jeremy Swift as Jos Sedley
Tom Ward as George Osborne
Stephen Frost as Bute Crawley
Tim Woodward as Mr. John Osborne
Janet Dale as Miss Briggs
Frances Tomelty as Mrs. O'Dowd
Mark Lambert as Major O'Dowd
David Bradley as Sir Pitt Crawley
John Surman as Horrocks
Miriam Margolyes as Miss Crawley
Daniel Hart as Ensign Stubble
Abigail Thaw as Jane Osborne
Bryan Pringle as Raggles
Linal Haft as Moss
Eleanor Bron as Lady Bareacres
Sarah Crowden as Lady Blanche
Graham Crowden as Lord Bareacres
Sylvestra Le Touzel as Lady Jane Crawley
Gerard Murphy as Lord Steyne
Robert Cole as Little Rawdon
Zohren Weiss as Little Georgey




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