An Ideal Husband Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) is a respected government official and a loving husband. His friend, Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), is a notorious womanizer who lives a life of casual lounging, meaningless flirtations and multiple illicit affairs. But when old acquaintance Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore) arrives in London to stir up trouble, the lives of the two men become increasingly complicated and intertwined, and their true natures are revealed.

Cast: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, John Wood, Lindsay Duncan, Peter Vaughan

Director: Oliver Parker

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Lighthearted, Marriage, Witty, Wife, London, Amusing, Love

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Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)