Oscar Wilde

1997

"Oscar Wilde" 1997 Directed by
Brian Gilbert 

Writing credits
Richard Ellmann  (book)
Julian Mitchell

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the mad Marquess of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labour by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Fry .... Oscar Wilde
Jude Law .... Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas
Vanessa Redgrave .... Speranza, Wilde's Mother
Jennifer Ehle .... Constance Lloyd
Gemma Jones .... Lady Queensberry
Judy Parfitt .... Lady Mount-Temple
Michael Sheen .... Robbie Ross
ZoŽ Wanamaker .... Ada
Tom Wilkinson .... Marquess of Queensberry
Ioan Gruffudd .... John Gray
Matthew Mills .... Lionel Johnson
Jason Morell .... Ernest Dowson
Peter Barkworth .... Charles Gill
Robert Lang .... C.O. Humphreys
Philip Locke .... Judge
 
MPAA: Rated R for strong sexuality and language.
Country: UK
Language: English
Color: Color (Metrocolor)
Sound Mix: Dolby
Certification: UK:15 / USA:R / Hong Kong:III / Mexico:C / Portugal:M/16 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / Finland:K-16 / France:U