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Wilde (1997)

R
118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord ...See moreThe story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization 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 enraged Marquise of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labor by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society. Written by Peter Samuelson See less
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Julian Mitchell (original screenplay) | Richard Ellmann (based on the book by)
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$ 10,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 69,424
Gross (USA)
$ 2,158,775
Gross (World)
$ 2,158,775
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Release date
May 1, 1998 (United States)

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Stephen Fry
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde   See fewer
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Jude Law
Lord Alfred Douglas Lord Alfred Douglas   See fewer
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Vanessa Redgrave
Lady 'Speranza' Wilde Lady 'Speranza' Wilde   See fewer
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Jennifer Ehle
Constance Wilde Constance Wilde   See fewer
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Gemma Jones
Lady Queensberry Lady Queensberry   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Lady Mount-Temple Lady Mount-Temple   See fewer
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Michael Sheen
Robbie Ross Robbie Ross   See fewer
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Ada Leverson 'Sphinx' Ada Leverson 'Sphinx'   See fewer
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Tom Wilkinson
The Marquess of Queensberry The Marquess of Queensberry   See fewer
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Ioan Gruffudd
John Gray John Gray   See fewer
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Matthew Mills
Lionel Johnson Lionel Johnson   See fewer
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Jason Morell
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Peter Barkworth
Charles Gill Charles Gill   See fewer
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Robert Lang
C.O. Humphreys C.O. Humphreys   See fewer
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David Westhead
Edward Carson Edward Carson   See fewer
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Jack Knight
Cyril Wilde Cyril Wilde   See fewer
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Jackson Leach
Cyril Wilde, aged 4 Cyril Wilde, aged 4   See fewer
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Laurence Owen
Vyvyan Wilde Vyvyan Wilde   See fewer
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Benedict Sandiford
Alfred Wood Alfred Wood   See fewer
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Charles Parker Charles Parker   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 13,562 votes