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[[Performer~P311206~William Makepeace Thackeray~williammakepeacethackeray]]'s witty assessment of the British class system, as seen through the experiences of one young woman, is brought to the screen with some serious star power in this period comedy drama. Becky Sharp ([[Performer~P77086~Reese Witherspoon~reesewitherspoon]]) is a bright and ambitious girl born to a poor British family. Becky is determined to make something of herself however she can, and after accepting a job as a nanny for the children of the powerful and aristocratic Sir Pitt Crawley ([[Performer~P33185~Bob Hoskins~bobhoskins]]), she wastes no time ingratiating herself with the family. Pretty Becky catches the eye of Crawley's handsome and eligible son Rawdon ([[Performer~P123925~James Purefoy~jamespurefoy]]), and becomes chummy with sharp-tongued Aunt Matilda ([[Performer~P2699~Eileen Atkins~eileenatkins]]). Between the two of them, Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia Sedley ([[Performer~P328450~Romola Garai~romolagarai]]), a former school chum who is amused by Becky's efforts to scale the ladder of social influence. Becky weds Rawdon, but following initial happiness, the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles in gambling and drink, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne ([[Performer~P10031~Gabriel Byrne~gabrielbyrne]]) for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband. Vanity Fair was directed by [[Performer~P103995~Mira Nair~miranair]], who enjoyed a surprise international success with 2002's [[Feature~V254705~Monsoon Wedding~monsoonwedding]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 1, 2004

Cast

Reese Witherspoon
as Becky Sharp
Romola Garai
as Amelia Sedley
James Purefoy
as Rawdon Crawley
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
as George Osborne
Rhys Ifans
as William Dobbin
Gabriel Byrne
as Marquess of Steyne
Jim Broadbent
as Mr. Osborne
Bob Hoskins
as Sir Pitt Crawley
Ruth Sheen
as Miss Pinkerton
Eileen Atkins
as Miss Matilda Crawley
Douglas Hodge
as Pitt Crawley
Geraldine McEwan
as Lady Southdown
Roger Lloyd-Pack
as Francis Sharp
Camilla Rutherford
as Lady Gaunt
Helen Coker
as Firkin
Tom Sturridge
as Young Georgy
Mathew Horne
as Casino Boy
Kate Fleetwood
as Miss Pinkerton's Crone
Kathryn Drysdale
as Rhoda Swartz
John Woodvine
as Lord Bareacres
Sylvano Clarke
as Dancer
Sean McKenzie
as Auctioneer
Deborah Findlay
as Mrs. Sedley
Angelica Mandy
as Young Becky
Alexandra Staden
as Lady George
Louise Weekley
as Dancer
Gledis Cimque
as Celia Crawley
Lene Langgaard
as Dancer
Tony Maudsley
as Joseph Sedley
Trevor Cooper
as General Tufto
Timothy Bentinck
as German Official
Chloe Treend
as Dancer
Tom Beard
as Officer
Kelly Hunter
as Lady Steyne
Niall O'Brien
as Mr. Moss
Sandy Borne
as Dancer
Sarah Mogg
as Dancer
Sian Thomas
as Lady Darlington
Nicole Forbes
as Dancer
Richard McCabe
as King
Nicholas Jones
as Lord Darlington
Lillete Dubey
as Ms. Green
Paul Bazely
as Biju
Sophie Hunter
as Maria Osborne
Gabrielle Lloyd
as Nursemaid
Tim Seely
as Doctor
Tracey Lushington
as Dancer
Anu Gopalakrishnan
as Desert Beauty
Roma Edmonds
as Rose Crawley
Tim Preece
as Horrocks
Charlie Beall
as Gambler
Daniel Hay
as Georgy
Georgina Edmonds
as Young Rose Crawley
Jonny Phillips
as Mr. Wenham
Paul Bentall
as Coalman
Natasha Little
as Lady Jane Sheepshanks
Mari Baade
as Dancer
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
as Lady Bareacres
Stefane Sauer
as Dancer
Emilie Richardson
as Young Celia Crawley
Megan Owen
as Lady Crawley
Stephanie McMillan
as Dancer
Steven Elder
as Curzon Street Footman
K. Knight
as Dancer
William Melling
as Rawdy
John Franklyn-Robbins
as Mr. Sedley
David Sterne
as Queen's Crawley Mail Coach Driver
Brian Pettifer
as Mr. Raggles
Bruce Mackinnon
as Casino Boy

Crew

Mira Nair
Director
Donna Gigliotti
Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher
Producer
Janette Day
Producer
Mark Skeet
Screenwriter
Julian Fellowes
Screenwriter
Declan Quinn
Cinematographer
Mychael Danna
Composer (Music Score)
Mychael Danna
Musical Arrangement
Maria Djurkovic
Production Designer
Nick Palmer
Supervising Art Director
Lucinda Thomson
Art Director
Sam Stokes
Art Director
Jane Frazer
Co-producer
Dinaz Stafford
Associate Producer
Ray Angelic
Associate Producer
Mark Skeet
Associate Producer
Pippa Cross
Executive Producer
Howard Cohen
Executive Producer
Jonathan Lynn
Executive Producer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
Costume Designer
Tatiana Macdonald
Set Decorator
Stuart Renfrew
First Assistant Director
Max Keene
First Assistant Director
Klemens Becker
Camera Operator
Farah Khan
Choreography
Loveleen Tandan
Casting
Drew Kunin
Sound Mixer
Mary Selway
Casting
Abigail Barbier
ADR Voice Casting
Dennis Holliday
Electrician
Akshay Roy
Third Assistant Director
David Cadwallader
Grip
Hannah Collett
Personal Assistant
Joaquin Ballabriga
Assistant Costume Designer
Ed Nessen
Second Assistant Camera
Laura Ware
Runner
Simrun Kalra
Personal Assistant
Raghu Bharadwaj
Assistant Unit Manager
David Seaton
Unit Production Manager
Virginia Holmes
Assistant Makeup
Blanka Dudas
Makeup
Chris Cull
Properties Master
Candy Marlowe
Second Assistant Director
Miranda Marks
Assistant Production Coordinator
Belinda Cusmano
Assistant Set Decorator
John Heayn
Carpenter
Ben Battersby
Second Assistant Camera
Dominick Tavella
Re-Recording Mixer
Frances Needham
Hair Styles
Frances Needham
Makeup
Anita Burger
Makeup
Lucy Bevan
Casting Assistant
Mulchand Dedhia
Gaffer
Stephanie Carroll
Visual Consultant
Jason Jalloul
Runner
Claudia Kalindjian
Unit Publicist
Kevin Early
Assistant Location Manager
Ronan Murphy
Grip
Ashraf Khan
Boom Operator
Marko Constanzo
Foley Artist
Steve Cussell
Generator Operator
Feroze Alameer
Line Producer
Eric Mcallister
Assistant Sound Editor
Peter Gleaves
ADR Mixer
Ian Franklin
Gaffer
Hermione Ninnim
Production Coordinator
Yasmine Stafford
Production Coordinator
Suzanne Vennard
Assistant Location Manager
Amanda Keable
Costumes Supervisor
Hattie Storey
Art Department Assistant
Saakshi Biswas
Production Assistant
Amy Hollaway
Runner
David Pinnington
Location Manager
Eric Strausser
Assistant Sound Editor
Kalpa Dave
Assistant Set Decorator
Adelaide Scardino
Personal Assistant
Aliza James
Assistant Location Manager
Anu Gopalakrishnan
Personal Assistant
Rebecca Lafford
Makeup
Giles Gale
Costumes Assistant
Sunil Chhabra
Properties Master
Andrew Bradford
Stunts Coordinator
Len Day
Carpenter
Micky Fisher
Carpenter
Louis Elman
ADR Voice Casting
Stephen Schwartz
Assistant Sound Editor
Stephan Norinder
Runner
Divya Anand
Assistant Costume Designer
Emily Lutyens
Graphic Design
Jennifer Dunnington
Music Editor
Christian Brockey
Production Coordinator
Geeta Kapoor
Assistant Choreographer
Annabel Hill
Makeup
Pramod Singh
Unit Production Manager
Richard Ackland
Second Assistant Camera
Milan Moudgill
Still Photographer
Robyn Aronstam
Script Supervisor
Debbie Kaye
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Arjun Burji
Key Grip
Loulia Sheppard
Hair Styles
John Adefarasin
Second Assistant Camera
Mike Clark-Hall
Runner
Brett Tyne
Personal Assistant
Yana Collins Lehman
Post Production Assistant
Sonia Sisodia
Production Assistant
Pam Weaver
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Gipsy Ringham
Runner
Terry Law
Carpenter
John Malham
Painter
Reema Kagti
Second Assistant Director
Ned Kelly
Carpenter
Jennifer Freed
Post Production Supervisor
Warren Shaw
Supervising Sound Editor
Heather Norton
First Assistant Camera
Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Production Supervisor
David Cozens
First Assistant Camera
Jenny Shircore
Hair Styles
Jenny Shircore
Makeup
Nrinder Dhudwar
Stunts Coordinator
Hugh Goodbody
Special Effects Technician
David Mcguinness
Musical Performer
Jim Wall
Electrician
Edmund Broad
Runner
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