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Olivia Cooke and Tom Bateman film Vanity Fair kiss scene

She is every inch the leading lady in ITV and Amazon joint adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s most famous novel Vanity Fair.

And Olivia Cooke’s character took control of her destiny as she shared a smooch with her on-screen lover Tom Bateman during steamy scenes, in London on Monday. 

Clad in costume, the 24-year-old actress wrapped her hand tenderly around her on-star’s neck as they locked lips in a lovers’ embrace.

 

Smooching scenes: Olivia Cooke and her on-screen lover Tom Bateman shared a passionate kiss for very steamy scenes during filming ITV’s Vanity Fair adaptation, in London on Monday

With her other hand rested firmly on his chest in a familiar fashion, the Manchester born beauty put her all into the very passionate scenes.

The Limehouse Golem star transformed into her character in costume with her period burgundy gown, with a patterned shawl draped over her svelte figure. 

Olivia takes on the role of strong-willed and cunning Becky Sharpe who is determined to make her way in society despite coming from poverty. 

Moving up in the world! Olivia's social climbing character took control of her destiny as she shared a smooch with her co-star Tom who plays her rich husband

Moving up in the world! Olivia’s social climbing character took control of her destiny as she shared a smooch with her co-star Tom who plays her rich husband

Convincing caresses: With her other hand rested firmly on his chest in a familiar fashion, the Manchester born beauty put her all into the very passionate scenes

Convincing caresses: With her other hand rested firmly on his chest in a familiar fashion, the Manchester born beauty put her all into the very passionate scenes

Tom was equally convincing in his cavalry officer uniform as Becky’s husband Rawdon Crawley in the seven-part mini series.

Vanity Fair follows social climber Becky’s journey to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes on her way to the top.

In between takes, the actress layered up with a biscuit coloured padded jacket to keep off the chill in the British capital as she chatted to her co-star. 

A lover's touch: Clad in costume, the 24-year-old actress wrapped her hand tenderly around her on-star's neck as they went to lock lips in a lovers' embrace

A lover's touch: Clad in costume, the 24-year-old actress wrapped her hand tenderly around her on-star's neck as they went to lock lips in a lovers' embrace

A lover’s touch: Clad in costume, the 24-year-old actress wrapped her hand tenderly around her on-star’s neck as they went to lock lips in a lovers’ embrace

Going strong: The duo put on a very convincing display when they smooched passionately during filming in the middle of London

Going strong: The duo put on a very convincing display when they smooched passionately during filming in the middle of London

Filming for the latest production of the 1848 novel began in Budapest, just four months ago, in September 2017.

The cast have now returned to London where they are shooting scenes in the British capital. Michael Palin will take on the role of Thackeray, the Victorian author of the original book Vanity Fair.

The ITV adaptation has been written by Gwyneth Hughes, famed for her other projects Dark Angel and The Girl, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. 

Leading lady: Olivia takes on the role of strong-willed  Becky Sharpe who is determined to make her way in society

Convincing cast: Tom plays Olivia's on-screen husband Rawdon Crawley

Leading roles: Olivia takes on the role of strong-willed Becky Sharpe who is determined to make her way in society while Tom plays her husband Rawdon Crawley

Clad in costume: Tom was convincing in his cavalry officer uniform as Becky's husband Rawdon while Olivia transformed into Becky in her period gown and shawl

Clad in costume: Tom was convincing in his cavalry officer uniform as Becky’s husband Rawdon while Olivia transformed into Becky in her period gown and shawl

The classic tale has been adapted for screen more than once, including in 1998 on the BBC and a movie in 2004 starring the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Eileen Atkins, Bob Hoskins, Danielle Matty and Jim Broadbent.

Also joining the cast are musician and actor Johnny Fynn [Genius] as Dobbin, Martin Clunes [Doc Martin] as Sir Pitt Crawley and Frances de La Tour [Harry Potter] as Miss Matilda Crawley.

Vanity Fair will debut on ITV ahead of its U.S. premiere as an Amazon Prime Exclusive.It’s produced by Julia Stannard [War And Peace] with James Strong, who has seen success with ITV’s dramas Liar and Broadchurch, in the director’s seat.

Closer than ever: In between takes, the actress layered up with a biscuit coloured padded jacket to keep off the chill in the British capital as she chatted to her co-star

Closer than ever: In between takes, the actress layered up with a biscuit coloured padded jacket to keep off the chill in the British capital as she chatted to her co-star

Closer than ever: In between takes, the actress layered up with a biscuit coloured padded jacket to keep off the chill in the British capital as she chatted to her co-star

Revealed: The ITV adaptation has been written by Gwyneth Hughes, famed for her other projects Dark Angel and The Girl, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars

Revealed: The ITV adaptation has been written by Gwyneth Hughes, famed for her other projects Dark Angel and The Girl, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars

On the scene: The cast have now returned to London where they are shooting Vanity Fair adaptation in the British capital

On the scene: The cast have now returned to London where they are shooting Vanity Fair adaptation in the British capital

Busy: Filming for the latest production of the 1848 novel began in Budapest, just four months ago, in September 2017

Busy: Filming for the latest production of the 1848 novel began in Budapest, just four months ago, in September 2017

 

 

 

 



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