WILDEFILM @ The Regal: The Happy Prince

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Free from prison after two years of hard labour in Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) is forced to live in exile in Europe. He yearns to reunite with his children, but ill-health and a misguided reconciliation with his beloved Bosie propel him towards a disasterous and ultimately fatal existence.

Supported by loyal friends Reggie Turner (Colin Firth) and Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), who try to protect him from his own excesses, Wilde courageously lives out his last years by falling back on the creativity, charm and brilliant wit that defined him.

Actor Everett writes, directs and stars in the untold story of Wilde’s tragic last days. The Happy Prince is a poignant, dignified and personal tribute to his hero.

★★★★★ “... a fearless, committed, and award-worthy turn, and emblematic of a first-time film-maker at his most expressive and most affecting..” – The Times

★★★★ "... a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage.” – The Guardian

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