Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason. Known for his barbed and clever wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Homosexuality was still against the law in England (and in fact would remain so until 1967) and Wilde was arrested for 'gross indecency' and sentenced to two years hard labour in 1895. He never fully recovered from this and would die penniless three years after his release. "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)

Director: Albert Lewin
Starring: Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford

Oscar Wilde's bitingly satirical novel, first published in 1891, was faithfully adapted to the big screen with Hurd Hatfiled as the conceited Dorian a... Read more

The Secret of Dorian Gray (1970)

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Starring: Helmut Berger, Herbert Lom, Margaret Lee, Richard Todd, Marie Liljedahl, Maria R...

In the late 60s in London, the model Dorian Gray (Helmut Berger) meets an aspiring actress, Sybil Vane (Marie Liljedahl), and they fall in love. Meanw... Read more

Wilde (1997)

Director: Brian Gilbert
Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Wilkinson

This biographical tale of Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright and genius, chronicles his fascinating life during the years 1882 until 1897. The self-realisa... Read more