Vanity Fair: Miniseries (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Olivia Cooke's brilliant portrayal of the feisty and scheming Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair makes this adaptation of Thackeray's classic novel more relatable for a 21st century audience.

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Episodes

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Air date: Sep 2, 2018
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Air date: Sep 3, 2018
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Air date: Sep 9, 2018
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Air date: Sep 16, 2018
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Air date: Sep 23, 2018
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Air date: Sep 30, 2018
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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

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Cast

Olivia Cooke
as Becky Sharp
Johnny Flynn
as William Dobbin
Simon Russell Beale
as John Sedley
Martin Clunes
as Sir Pitt Crawley
Claudia Jessie
as Amelia Sedley
Charlie Rowe
as George Osborne
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Critic Reviews for Vanity Fair Miniseries

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (14)

It's well-acted all around and paced briskly enough to take up seven hours without filler. There's nothing particularly ingenious about it; but there's no looking down on a good story smartly told.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

In Cooke, this Vanity Fair has an actor who revels in Becky's scheming and her ambition.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Absent venom and mockery, there's no edge and certainly no laughs. What's left is just another competent adaptation of a particularly famous book, and ultimately - regrettably - a forgettable one.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…
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The sets were lovely, the Regency clothes convincing and the romantic juveniles better looking than nature on average supplies.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though still a "very vain, wicked, foolish place, full of all sorts of humbugs and falsenesses and pretensions," Amazon's Vanity Fair is nonetheless a deliciously entertaining and edifying place.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

For those who have never read or seen Vanity Fair, this is a perfectly good by-the-numbers adaptation.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

And while Becky seems less unique today, Amazon's Vanity Fair is still worth watching, if for no other reason than to consider how original she would've seemed in Thackeray's 1848 epic.

Dec 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a core story with good bones and these are those bones, decently played by a decent cast. There's nothing more definitive or illuminating than that.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Softening Becky's edges and defanging the story's satire, Amazon offers a self-contradictory miniseries without much of a point.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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