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Vanity Fair: Miniseries (2018)



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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A period drama series adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel. Olivia Cooke is heroine Becky Sharp, who attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English society; against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.


Olivia Cooke
as Becky Sharp
Johnny Flynn
as William Dobbin
Martin Clunes
as Sir Pitt Crawley
Claudia Jessie
as Amelia Sedley
Charlie Rowe
as George Osborne

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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (10)

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.

December 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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

December 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.

December 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The sets were lovely, the Regency clothes convincing and the romantic juveniles better looking than nature on average supplies.

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

Bland literary adaptation even dulls edgy protagonist.

January 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.

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

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