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Vanity Fair


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Beginning a six-part dramatisation of William Thackeray 's satire of English society during the Napoleonic Wars. How is a penniless orphan to make herway in society? Facing a bleak future as a governess, Becky Sharp has ideas of her own. See today's choices.
Adapted by Andrew Davies : Producer Gillian McNeill ; Director Marc Munden
* She's sexy, scheming and very, very Sharp: page 24


Unknown: William Thackeray
Unknown: Becky Sharp
Adapted By: Andrew Davies
Producer: Gillian McNeill
Director: Marc Munden
Becky Sharp: Natasha Little
Amelia Sedley: Frances Grey
Miss Pinkerton: Pat Keen
Jemima Pinkerton: Charlotte West-Oram
Mrs Sedley: Michele Dotrice
Mr Sedley: David Ross
Jos Sedley: Jeremy Swift
George Osbome: Tom Ward
William Dobbin: Philip Glenister
SamueL: Felix Dexter
Mrs Blenkinsop: Carol Ann Crawford
Sir Pitt Crawley: David Bradley
Lady Crawley: Joanna Scanlan
MrPittCrawley: Anton Lesser
Mrs Bute Crawley: Janine Duvitski
ButeCrawiey: Stephen Frost
Miss Swartz: Sara Powell
Horrocks: John Surman
Mrs Tinker: Patsy Rowlands
Little Violet: Casey O'Connor
Little Rose: Zoe Chester

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