Vanity Fair (1967 TV serial)
Vanity Fair is a BBC television drama serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name broadcast in 1967. It was the first drama serial in colour produced by the BBC. Vanity Fair starred Susan Hampshire as Becky Sharp. The serial was also broadcast in 1972 in the US on PBS television as part of Masterpiece Theatre, and Hampshire received an Emmy Award for her portrayal in 1973.
|Written by||William Makepeace Thackeray (novel)|
|Directed by||David Giles|
|Running time||6x1 hour|
|Original release||December 2, 1967 - December 30, 1967|
For a full length summary of the book, see: Vanity Fair plot summary.
- Susan Hampshire as Becky Sharp
- Dyson Lovell as Rawdon Crawley
- Bryan Marshall as Captain Dobbin
- Marilyn Taylerson as Amelia Osborne
- Roy Marsden as George Osborne
- John Moffatt as Jos Sedley
- Barbara Couper as Miss Matilda Crawley
- Barbara Leake as Mrs. Sedley
- Michael Rothwell as Pitt Crawley
- Howard Taylor as Horrocks
- John Welsh as Sir Pitt Crawley
- Mark Allington as Ensign Stubble
- Thelma Barlow as Miss Briggs
- Richard Caldicot as Mr. Osborne
- Robert Flemyng as Lord Steyne
This adaptation is now available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.