The Happy Prince

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2018
Director: Rupert Everett
Performers: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 1 hr 45 min
BBFC Advice: Contains very strong language, strong nudity and drug misuse


The film follows Oscar Wilde’s last few years before his death: once one of the most famous writers in England, he’s now disgraced and in exile. After being convicted of “gross indecency” because of his affair with Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas, he left the country and began a new life in Naples and Paris. Now, in his final days, he reminisces about times past and considers how much his fortune has changed. Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars as Wilde in this  moving and heartfelt chronicle of the great writer’s twilight years.