Poldark and Victoria producers to adapt Vanity Fair for ITV and Amazon

Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke will play Thackeray’s heroine

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Mammoth Screen, the producers behind Poldark and Victoria are tackling a new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair for ITV and Amazon. 

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Thackeray’s 1848 novel will be adapted into a seven-part drama by Gwyneth Hughes, who penned Dark Angel, and will also have one of the directors of Broadchurch on board, James Strong. 

Olivia Cooke – the 23 year old star of Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film Ready Player One, who is known for her roles in Bates Motel and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – plays Thackeray’s timeless heroine Becky Sharp. 

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