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Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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Poignant dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's life, telling the story of the devoted husband and kind father who also happened to be attracted to men - in particular to the spoilt Alfred Lord Douglas, or 'Bosie'. Their relationship outraged Bosie's father, the maniacal Marquess of Queensberry, and led to a sensational trial which spelled Wilde's downfall, vividly highlighting the brutal homophobia of the Victorian legal system. Show less


Oscar Wilde:
Stephen Fry
Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas:
Jude Law
Lady Speranza Wilde:
Vanessa Redgrave
Constance Lloyd Wilde:
Jennifer Ehle
Marquess of Queensberry:
Tom Wilkinson
Lady Queensberry:
Gemma Jones
Lady Mount-Temple:
Judy Parfitt
Robbie Ross:
Michael Sheen
Ada Leverson:
Zoe Wanamaker
John Gray:
Ioan Gruffudd
Charles Gill:
Peter Barkworth
Vyvyan Wilde:
Laurence Owen
Alfred Wood:
Benedict Sandiford
Rent Boy:
Orlando Bloom
George Alexander:
Robin Kermode
Arthur Whybrow
Brian Gilbert
Director of photography:
Martin Fuhrer

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