Wilde Poster

Release Date: May 1st, 1998

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Oscar Wilde (Stephen Fry) is a married writer who has occasionally indulged his weakness for male suitors. After much toil, Wilde debuts a stage comedy in London, and a chat at the theater with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas (Jude Law) leads to a full-on romance. Wilde ends up in a legal dispute with Lord Alfred's father, the Marquess of Queensberry (Tom Wilkinson) and, given the anti-gay local laws, is sent to jail. Wilde's vast intellect helps him survive until he regains his freedom.

Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Gemma Jones, Judy Parfitt, Michael Sheen, Zoƫ Wanamaker

Director: Brian Gilbert

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Son, Prison, Sacrifice, Temptation, Forbidden love, London, Moving, Wife


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama