How will Sir Pitt Crawley cope without her?
The tables have turned as Amelia finds herself in financial dire straights, wondering if George will still want to marry her now the family has hit hard times. Meanwhile, Becky’s star is on the rise and romance is blossoming with cavalry officer Rawdon Crawley…
Last week, fearless Becky Sharp left the Crawleys’ estate without a second glance, riding off to new adventures with filthy rich Aunt Matilda. But how will Sir Pitt adjust to life without his former governess and secretary?
‘He may come across like a predatory bully but actually he saw something in Becky he respected; she worked her magic on him,’ says Martin Clunes, who plays him. ‘He liked the way that she manipulated him, rather than resenting her. Sir Pitt saw Becky as an opportunity and even a possibility for his next wife.’
Sir Pitt may be miserable now, but Martin says he loved filming the seven-part series.
‘I was overjoyed when I realised I could drive a horse and carriage for the role!’ he beams. ‘The stock characters of costume dramas don’t usually appeal to me, but this is so much more – the baddies are good, the goodies are bad and Becky is possibly the greatest woman in British literature!’
Dashing… Becky sets her sights on Rawdon
Dismay...Sir Pitt reacts to Becky’s departure