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The Importance of Being Oscar (2019)

TV Movie | 84 min | Drama

A star-studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories ...See moreA star-studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost are adapted and performed by a cast including Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet. Wilde enthusiasts and experts, including Stephen Fry, Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland and his latest biographers, provide revelatory accounts of how his own life informed his work. His Irish roots, his early career, his marriage and the importance of women as well as men in his life all combine in a complex and compelling characterisation and celebration that adds flesh to the bones of a man who is too often caricatured. Written by BBC 2 programme info See less
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Anna Chancellor
Lady Bracknell Lady Bracknell   See fewer
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Anna Devlin
Virginia / Hester Worsley / Cecily / Lady Windermere Virginia / Hester Worsley / Cecily / Lady Windermere   See fewer
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James Fleet
Canterville Ghost, Basil Hallward Canterville Ghost, Basil Hallward   See fewer
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Alice Orr-Ewing
Salome / Mrs Allonby / Gwendolyn / Lady Chiltern Salome / Mrs Allonby / Gwendolyn / Lady Chiltern   See fewer
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Nicholas Rowe
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde   See fewer
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