If anyone was born to play Oscar Wilde, surely it was Stephen Fry, who delivers a rich performance in this period treat.
Prior to Rupert Everett's recent drama about the infamous writer's final years 'The Happy Prince', there was this this lush and intelligent biopic, which also stars Jude Law as the acerbic, spoilt Lord Alfred Douglas.
Oscar Wilde returns from a successful 1882 lecture tour of America to marry Constance Lloyd (Jennifer Ehle). However, he admits to himself that he is really attracted to men and embarks on an obsessive love affair with Lord Douglas, nicknamed 'Bosie'. Although winning critical success with 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', Wilde's homosexuality looks set to land him in hot water with the guardians of Victorian society.