As fans of Jane Austen, and therefore potentially fans of other authors whose stories are set in the early 19th century, you may or may not have had the new TV adaptation of Vanity Fair marked out as required viewing this weekend. Those of us at the Jane Austen News certainly had “Sunday 2nd September, 9pm, ITV1” written firmly in our diaries. If you did see parts 1 and 2 of ITV’s latest period drama this week, then you’ll already know what a fantastic job Olivia Cooke did as Thackeray’s rather flawed heroine Becky Sharp!
However, though Vanity Fair has stellar performances from the likes of Olivia Cooke, Michael Palin and Frances de la Tour in it, it also has incredible attention to detail by way of the settings and costumes. So what did the crew have to do in order to take modern London back in time to the Georgian era? Lots of green screening it would appear!
We hope you enjoyed seeing the transformations as much as we did.
Parts 3-7 of Vanity Fair will air over the coming Sunday evenings at 9pm on ITV1.