Vanity Fair Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Vanity Fair

The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton’s Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. She deploys all of her wit, guile, and sexuality as she makes her way up into high society during the first quarter of the 19th century. Becky’s ascension to the heights of society commences when she gains employment as governess to the daughters of eccentric Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky wins over the children, and the Crawley family’s rich spinster Aunt Matilda as well. The rural Hampshire household comes to find her indispensable, and Matilda comes to confide in the bright young woman. But Becky knows that she cannot be a true part of English society until she moves to the city. When Matilda invites her to come live in London, Becky eagerly accepts. There, Becky is reunited with her best friend Amelia Sedley, who-having grown up comfortably–does not share Becky’s more brazen ambitions. Hewing close to the family she already knows so well, Becky secretly marries dashing heir Rawdon Crawley but when Matilda discovers their union, she casts the newlyweds out. When Napoleon invades Europe, Rawdon bravely reports to the front lines. Pregnant Becky stands by distraught newlywed Amelia, whose own husband George Osborne is also called to fight. When George does not survive the Battle of Waterloo, Becky’s friendship with Amelia is strained beyond repair. Becky is reunited with Rawdon and gives birth to a boy, but, post-war, money and comforts are sparse for the trio. More intent than ever on gaining acceptance into London society and living well, Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne. Steyne’s whims enable Becky to realize her dreams, but the ultimate cost may be too high for her.

Release date: Sep 1, 2004
Production Company: Focus Features
Box Office Collection: $16,052,032
Genre: Action & Adventure,Comedy,Drama,Romance

Vanity Fair Caste and Crew
Director: Mira Nair
writer: Julian Fellows,Mark Skeet,Matthew Faulk,Julian Fellowes
Reese Witherspoon,James Purefoy,Rhys Ifans,Romola Garai,Eileen Atkins,Jim Broadbent,Bob Hoskins,Tony Maudsley,Gabriel Byrne,Geraldine McEwan,John Franklyn-Robbins,Deborah Findlay,Douglas Hodge,Angelica Mandy,Roger Lloyd-Pack,Jonathan Rhys Meyers,Ruth Sheen,Lillete Dubey,Kate Fleetwood,Lillette Dubey,Paul Bazely,Charlie Beall,David Sterne,Meg Wynn Owen,Megan Owen,Georgina Edmonds,Emilie Richardson,Tim Preece,Natasha Little,Kathryn Drysdale,Kelly Hunter,Camilla Rutherford,Alexandra Staden,Helen Coker,Tim Seely,Sophie Hunter,Paul Bentall,Sean McKenzie,John Woodvine,Barbara Leigh-Hunt,Nicholas Jones,Sian Thomas,Trevor Cooper,Brian Pettifer,Steven Elder,Gabrielle Lloyd,William Melling,Daniel Hay,Niall O’Brien,Anu Gopalakrishnan,Tom Beard,Roma Edmonds,Gledis Cimque,Grant Thomas,Jonny Phillips,Richard McCabe,Veerendra Saxena,Bruce MacKinnon,Matthew Horne,Tim Bentinck,Andrew Shepard Price,Tom Sturridge,Chloe Treend,Stefane Sauer,Nicole Forbes,Amanda Courtney Davies,Louise Weekley,Lene Langgaard,Sarah Mogg,Tracey Lushington,Sandy Borne,Stephanie McMillan,Suzanne Thomas,Mari Baade,K. Knight,Sylvano Clarke,Nicolas Dodd