Vanity Fair cast and spoilers for ITV's epic new drama revealed

Vanity Fair start date on TV

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Vanity Fair is ITV's brand new epic drama - who's on the cast and what's it all about?

The new series will air in 2018 on ITV in the UK and on Amazon Prime in the US.

The air date for Vanity Fair has been confirmed for Sunday nights at 9pm on ITV.

Vanity Fair's fourth episode airs this evening, September 16.

Vanity Fair cast

Oldham-born actress and rising Hollywood star Olivia Cooke begun filming as Becky Sharp for the ITV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair last year.

Cooke (star of Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One) will be joined by a star-studded cast including musician and actor Johnny Flynn (Genius) as Dobbin, Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) as Sir Pitt Crawley, Frances de La Tour (The History Boys) as Miss Matilda Crawley, Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) as Miss Pinkerton and Michael Palin as Thackeray himself.

Also joining the ensemble cast are Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty) who plays Becky’s confidante Amelia Sedley, with theatrical titan Simon Russell Beale and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as her parents, and David Flynn (School of Rock) as her brother Joss.

Plus there is Tom Bateman (Murder On The Orient Express) who takes the role of Captain Rawdon Crawley and Charlie Rowe (Salvation) as George Osborne.

Vanity Fair spoilers

In the fourth episode tonight, when George (Charlie Rowe) refuses to apologise for his marriage to Amelia (Claudia Jessie), his father sends him a letter, cutting him off from the family and denying him his inheritance.

All the friends set sail for Belgium, where Becky makes use of every opportunity to advance in society, laying on the charm with the great and the good. Even George is captivated by Becky’s new glamour, as Amelia notices with mounting dread.

The cream of society attends a grand ball, where George hands Becky a letter declaring his feelings for her. Dobbin tries to comfort Amelia, but the band stops playing as General Tufto announces that Napoleon is marching on Brussels. The battle begins.

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