Germany, Belgium, Italy, UK


In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death, he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself.
From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

Director's Biography

Rupert Everett is a British actor and writer. His film credits include ANOTHER COUNTRY, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, and MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING. He has appeared in several Broadway and London theatre productions, and he is the author of two memoirs. THE HAPPY PRINCE, which he also wrote, is Everett's directorial debut, and he plays Oscar Wilde.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Rupert Everett

Written by: Rupert Everett

Produced by: Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze, Sébastien Delloye

Cinematography: John Conroy

Editing: Nicolas Gaster

Production Design: Brian Morris

Costume Design: Maurizio Millenotti, Gianni Casalnuovo

Make-Up & Hair: Luigi Rocchetti

Original Score: Gabriel Yared

Sound Design: Alek Goosse

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2018