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Poignant dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's life, telling the story of the devoted husband and kind father who also happened to be attracted to men - in particular to the spoilt Alfred Lord Douglas, or 'Bosie'. Their relationship outraged Bosie's father, the maniacal Marquess of Queensberry, and led to a sensational trial which spelled Wilde's downfall, vividly highlighting the brutal homophobia of the Victorian legal system.

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1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Thu 10 Aug 2017 22:00


Role Contributor
Oscar WildeStephen Fry
Lord Alfred 'Bosie' DouglasJude Law
Lady Speranza WildeVanessa Redgrave
Constance Lloyd WildeJennifer Ehle
Marquess of QueensberryTom Wilkinson
Lady QueensberryGemma Jones
Lady Mount-TempleJudy Parfitt
Robbie RossMichael Sheen
Ada LeversonZoe Wanamaker
John GrayIoan Gruffudd
Charles GillPeter Barkworth
Vyvyan WildeLaurence Owen
Alfred WoodBenedict Sandiford
Rent BoyOrlando Bloom
FriendJames D'Arcy
George AlexanderRobin Kermode
ArthurAlbert Welling
DoorkeeperArthur Whybrow
WriterJulian Mitchell
DirectorBrian Gilbert
ProducerMarc Samuelson
ProducerPeter Samuelson
ComposerDebbie Wiseman
Director of photographyMartin Fuhrer

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