BBC First picks up Vanity Fair

BBC First has picked up Australian rights to Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), co-produced by Amazon and ITV.

The new 7 part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel, penned by Five Days writer Gwyneth Hughes, sees Cooke playing Becky Sharp, an ambitious social climber desperate to escape poverty and rise to the top of the English elite.

The seven-part series co-stars Johnny Flynn (Genius), Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Frances de La Tour (The History Boys), Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Charlie Rowe (Salvation), Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty), Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) and Michael Palin (The Death of Stalin). James Strong (Broadchurch) is directing.

Airdates have not yet been announced.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

One Comment:

  1. This is one book that’s had many British film and TV adaptations-last TV one in 2004 (didn’t like it) but I was very fond of the 1987 version.

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