Tuesday, March 19, 2013


1997 British Feature

Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Sheen, Gemma Jones, Zoë Wanamaker and Ioan Gruffudd
Director: Brian Gilbert
Writer: Julian Mitchell, based on the book Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

The life of legendary wit Oscar Wilde, including his literary and theatrical triumphs, his love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, and his infamous trial for "gross indecency".


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 71% / Audience: 69%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Ehle and Wanamaker).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor - Drama (Fry).

  • Richard Ellmann's 1987 biography Oscar Wilde, on which this film is based, won the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Casting Call: Sting and Theresa Russell.
  • Film debuts of actors Orlando Bloom and James D'Arcy.
  • The openly gay Stephen Fry has said that he was nervous about the love scenes with his heterosexual co-stars, but states that Jude Law, Michael Sheen and Ioan Gruffudd were quick to put him at ease.

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