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What time is Vanity Fair on ITV, who else is in the cast with Olivia Cooke and what’s William Makepeace Thackeray’s book about?

VANITY Fair is one of the flagship programes for ITV in 2018.

The latest adaptation of the William Makepeace Thackeray novel sees actress Olivia Cooke take on the lead role, so here is everything we know about the show…


Vanity Fair is a new period drama from ITV

When is Vanity Fair on ITV?

The seven-part series began on Sunday, September 2.

The fourth episode will air tonight (Sunday, September 16) at 9pm on ITV.

Filming took place in the idyllic seaside town of Deal, Kent.

Cast and crew were also seen shooting in London and Budapest.

 Olivia Cooke plays Becky Sharp in the new adaptation of Vanity Fair

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Olivia Cooke plays Becky Sharp in the new adaptation of Vanity Fair

What is Vanity Fair about?

The William Makepeace Thackeray classic was first released in 1847-48 as a 19-volume monthly serial.

It follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley, their friends, and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars.

Becky attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society, taking her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

Head of drama, Polly Hill, said of the series: “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.”

Who is in the cast with Olivia Cooke?

Oldham-born actress Olivia Cooke has been cast in the lead role of timeless heroine Becky Sharp, and she is joined by an all-star cast:

First look at ITV’s new period drama Vanity Fair

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