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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece. Set in 1890s England, a comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends use the same alias to pursue the women they love.

Last on

Fri 20 Dec 2013 12:00 BBC Two

  • BBC History: Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

    Drama and tragedy marred Wilde's private life. Read about his poety, plays and his time in prison, on the Oscar Wilde profile at BBC History.

Credits

Director
Oliver Parker
Algy
Rupert Everett
Jack
Colin Firth
Gwendolen
Frances O'Connor
Cecily
Reese Witherspoon
Lady Bracknell
Judi Dench
Dr Chasuble
Tom Wilkinson
Miss Prism
Anna Massey
Lane
Edward Fox
Merriman
Patrick Godfrey
Gribsby
Charles Kay
Pew Opener
Cyril Shaps
Dowager
Marsha Fitzalan
Producer
Barnaby Thompson
Writer
Oscar Wilde
Writer
Oliver Parker

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