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Everything we know so far about ITV’s Vanity Fair

Lizzy Deningtv
Everything we know so far about ITV’s Vanity Fair

From the all-star cast (including several Yours magazine favourites!) to the gorgeous costumes, we’re very excited to see the first image from the new series Vanity Fair.


Period drama fans are in for a treat - there's another no-expenses-spared TV series just around the corner.

When will it be on? 

Fans will be delighted to hear that we can expect to see Vanity Fair on our screens very soon! Take a look below at when the series starts plus every day you can catch it after that. 

Episode one: Sunday 2nd September ay 9pm on ITV

Episode two: Monday 3rd September at 9pm on ITV 

Episodes three - seven: consecutive Sundays from 9th September at 9pm on ITV 


Who's in it?  

Made by ITV and Amazon Studios, Vanity Fair has now started filming and has an amazing cast. Olivia Cooke, already the star in Steven Spielberg’s latest film Ready Player One, will play the lead role of Becky Sharp – and from the picture wears a bonnet very well!

She’ll be joined by Johnny Flynn as Dobbin, Yours favourite Martin Clunes as Sir Pitt Crawley, Frances de La Tour as Matilda Crawley, the wonderful Suranne Jones as Miss Pinkerton and Michael Palin as the author William Makepeace Thackeray himself. 

Also joining will be Claudia Jessie – who you may remember from Line of Duty – as Amelia Sedley, Claire Skinner (the mum in Outnumbered), Tom Bateman (who is soon to appear in Murder on the Orient Express) and Charlie Rowe.

The series is being filmed in Budapest and London. 

What is it about?

The story follows Becky Sharp as she uses her wiles to escape poverty and join the upper classes of English society, and takes place against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

“Vanity Fair feels like the perfect classic to adapt for ITV, and Gwyneth Hughes’ stunning scripts bring the novel to life in a way that will really connect with a modern audience,” says Polly Hill, Head of Drama for ITV. “The question was always who would be our perfect Becky Sharp and that is undoubtedly Olivia Cooke! So we are thrilled she has agreed to play Becky, in what promises to be a very exciting new drama for ITV next year.” 

We’ll be tuning in – will you?