In his impressively realised directorial debut, Rupert Everett plays renowned playwright Oscar Wilde.
The film charts Wilde’s final years following his release from prison, as he tries to build a life in Paris and Naples. But the writer and raconteur’s reputation lies in tatters and it is left to a small group of friends to support him. But Oscar being Wilde, his appetites soon eclipse their charity and quite possibly their patience.
A personal project for Everett – the actor has also played to great acclaim Wilde on stage – this is a deeply moving drama of depth and nuance, featuring an outstanding central performance. But it is also a hugely accomplished film by a first time director.
★★★★ "Rupert Everett is magnificent in dream role as dying Oscar Wilde" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "A moving and surprising biopic" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent