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Vanity Fair

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having.

A new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair is being brought to our screens! 

Olivia Cooke - star of Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film Ready Player One - plays Thackeray’s timeless heroine Becky Sharp.  

Thackeray’s literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.  

Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing” takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Watch on TV1, Sunday 23rd September, 8.30pm. 

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