Natasha Little isn’t necessarily a Big Name in frock flicks, but she’s played some major roles — most notably, Becky Sharp in the 1998 BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair. She’s still going, playing Cromwell’s wife Elizabeth in Wolf Hall. Let’s take a look at this sometimes under-the-radar actress who deserves more recognition!
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
As Fanny Robin, a destitute mother who dies tragically in the Thomas Hardy novel.
Vanity Fair (1998)
As Becky Sharp, anti-heroine of Thackeray’s novel.
The Clandestine Marriage (1999)
As the ingenue in this adaptation of the 1766 stage play.
Another Life (2001)
As a woman who has an affair, which leads to some dark turns, in World War I and 1920s London.
As Augusta Leigh, half-sister (and maybe more?) to Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Vanity Fair (2004)
Returning to the Thackeray novel, this time in a supporting role, the kind Lady Jane Sheepshanks Crawley (wife of Rawdon’s brother), in the feature film version.
Poirot: “Cat Among the Pigeons” (2008)
In one episode of the 1930s Agatha Christie detective serial.
Any Human Heart (2010)
An English novelist’s life traced from the 1920s through the 1950s; Natasha plays supporting character Allanah Mountstuart.
Young James Herriot (2011)
A miniseries based on James Herriot, the veterinarian who was the inspiration for All Creatures Great and Small. Little plays Elspeth, a friend of Herriot.
A TV series about a hospital staff who perform illegal abortions in 1960s England.
Wolf Hall (2015)
As Elizabeth Wyckes Cromwell, wife of Thomas Cromwell, in Tudor England.
What’s your favorite Natasha Little frock flick role?