Vanity Fair 1999

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Vanity Fair ★★½ 1999

Orphaned Becky Sharp (Little) is beautiful, clever and, despite her poverty, determined to get ahead in society so she can enjoy the same privileges as her posh childhood friend, Amelia Sedley (Grey). And she's not too particular about how she stakes her claim. Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, this Brit miniseries loses the author's acerbic voice which makes for a bland, though typically lavish, production. 300m/C VHS, DVD . Natasha Little, Frances Grey, Nathaniel Parker, Philip Glenister, Jeremy Swift, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Eleanor Bron, Anton Lesser, Miriam Margolyes, Michele Dotrice, David Bradley, David Ross; D: Marc Munden; W: Andrew Davies; C: Oliver Curtis. TV