The last days of Oscar Wilde – and the ghosts that haunted them – are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett’s directorial debut. Everett gives a career-defining 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.
‘Everett’s movie is expertly interspersed with flashbacks to Wilde’s great days.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Director: Rupert Everett