The Happy Prince by Rupert Everett

Genre:
Drama
Year:
2017
Language:
English
Format:
90 minutes
Starring:
Rupert Everett (AN IDEAL HUSBAND, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, HYSTERIA)
Colin Firth (THE KING'S SPEECH, A SINGLE MAN)
Emily Watson (BREAKING THE WAVES)
Tom Wilkinson (MICHAEL CLAYTON)
Colin Morgan (MERLIN)
Edwin Thomas
Directed by:
Rupert Everett (AN IDEAL HUSBAND, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, HYSTERIA)
Produced by:
maze pictures and Entre Chien et Loup in co-production with Palomar and in association with BBC Films, Beta Cinema, Lionsgate UK, Concorde Filmverleih, Raindog Films, Movie Management Corporation, Zielke GmbH, Daryl Prince Productions, Strat et Go International and co-produced by cine plus Filmproduktion, Tele München Group, Radio Television Belge Francophone and Proximus

THE STORY OF THE LAST DAYS OF OSCAR WILDE IN EXILE.
STARRING COLIN FIRTH, EMILY WATSON, TOM WILKINSON AND RUPERT EVERETT.


The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts that haunted them—are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut, The Happy Prince. Everett gives a career-best performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

 

 

Rupert everett recently starred to rave reviews as Oscar Wilde in a play by David Hare entitled THE JUDAS KISS:

“The most convincing dramatic portrait of Wilde that I have come across … it also allows Rupert Everett to give the performance of his career.”
(THE GUARDIAN)

“it is inevitably hard to disengage Wilde from the pose, but Everett fi nds in Hare's words the pathos, anger and fearsome intelligence beneath his overwhelmingly tragic loyalty to love.”
(THE STAGE REVIEWS)