OSCAR WILDE
OSCAR WILDE


SYNOPSIS
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the mad Marquess of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labour by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society.

DIRECTORBrian Gilbert
YEAR1997
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSGolden Globe nomination 1997 for Best Actor
Stephen Fry
PRODUCERSMarc Samuelson (producer)
Peter Samuelson (producer)
Michiyo Yoshizaki/Michael Viner/Deborah Raffin/ Alex Graham/Alan Howden (executive producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHSamuelson Production in co-production with Dove International
NDF International/Pony Canyon
Pandora Film
Capitol Films
BBC Films in association with Greenlight Fund
PRODUCTIONNick O'Hogan
SUPPORTED BY
WORLD SALESCapitol Films (London)
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film / Kinowelt
LENGTH112 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm
cinemascope
Dolby Stereo
SHOOTING LOCATIONUK
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEEnglish
CASTStephen Fry
Jude Law
Vanessa Redgrave
Jennifer Ehle
Gemmy Jones
Judy Parfitt
Michael Sheen
Zoe Wanamaker
Tom Wilkinson
WRITERSJulian Mitchell(based on the biography "Oscar Wilde" by Richard Ellmann)
CASTINGSarah Bird
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYMartin Fuhrer
EDITINGMichael Bradsell
MUSICDebbie Wiseman
SOUNDJim Greenhorn
ART DIRECTIONMaria Djurkovic
COSTUMESNic Ede
MAKE UP HAIR
LINKSwww.oscarwilde.com; www.capitolfilms.com