Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde is a 2000 British biographical drama film directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde. The film tells the story of Wilde's life from his early years as a struggling writer to his trial and imprisonment for gross indecency. The film begins with Wilde's birth in Dublin in 1854. He is a brilliant student and wins a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. After graduating, he moves to London and begins a career as a writer. He quickly becomes one of the most popular and successful writers of his time, thanks to his witty and satirical plays and novels. In 1884, Wilde marries Constance Lloyd, a young woman from a wealthy family. They have two children together, Cyril and Vyvyan. However, Wilde's marriage is not a happy one. He is homosexual and has affairs with other men, including Lord Alfred Douglas. In 1895, Wilde is arrested and charged with gross indecency. He is found guilty and sentenced to two years of hard labor. His reputation is ruined and he dies in exile in Paris in 1900. Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde is a moving and insightful film about one of the most important and controversial figures of the Victorian era. The film is beautifully shot and features excellent performances from Everett and the supporting cast.

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004)

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde is a 2000 British biographical drama film directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde. The film tells the story of Wilde's life from his early years as a struggling writer to his trial and imprisonment for gross indecency. The film begins with Wilde's birth in Dublin in 1854. He is a brilliant student and wins a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. After graduating, he moves to London and begins a career as a writer. He quickly becomes one of the most popular and successful writers of his time, thanks to his witty and satirical plays and novels. In 1884, Wilde marries Constance Lloyd, a young woman from a wealthy family. They have two children together, Cyril and Vyvyan. However, Wilde's marriage is not a happy one. He is homosexual and has affairs with other men, including Lord Alfred Douglas. In 1895, Wilde is arrested and charged with gross indecency. He is found guilty and sentenced to two years of hard labor. His reputation is ruined and he dies in exile in Paris in 1900. Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde is a moving and insightful film about one of the most important and controversial figures of the Victorian era. The film is beautifully shot and features excellent performances from Everett and the supporting cast.

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Simon Williams

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Jillian Armenante

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Edward Asner

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Mel B

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Helen Baxendale

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Stephanie Beacham

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Emma Bolger

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Sarah Bolger

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Barry Bostwick

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Dawn Bradfield

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Barbara Brennan

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Roscoe Lee Browne

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Jean Butler

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Gerard Byrne

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Jonathan Byrne

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Bobby Cannavale

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Gary Mitchell Carter

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Anna Chancellor

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Rob Clark

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James Cromwell

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Carrie Crowley

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Tyne Daly

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Bob Dishy

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Alice Dodd

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Alison Doody

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Roma Downey

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Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Keith Duffy

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Adrian Dunbar

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Colin Dunne

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Hector Elizondo

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Michael Emerson

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Kathryn Erbe

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Kevin Fabian

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Gavin Friday

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Philip Glass

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Ricky Paull Goldin

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Mikey Graham

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Lee Grant

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William Hootkins

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David Henry Hwang

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Tina Kellegher

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Brian Kennedy

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Jefferson Mays

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Larry Mullen Jr.

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Bryan Murray

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Liam Neeson

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Hugh O'Conor

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Mitchell Ryan

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Richard Schiff

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Martin Sheen

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Michael Sheen

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Jim Sheridan

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Bill Shipsey

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Alan Stanford

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Kim Thomson

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Lily Tomlin

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Olivia Williams

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Bill Hughes

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

(DVD)

6/28/2005

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