“Everett soars as the fallen Oscar Wilde.”~ Chris Nashawaty, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“A heartfelt salute to Wilde from an actor and filmmaker who was born to play him.” ~Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
Writer/Director Rupert Everett Stars in
THE HAPPY PRINCE
Also Starring Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas,
Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson
Debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital February 12
Bonus Features Include Screen Actors Guild Q & A with Rupert Everett,
“Making Of” Featurette and Deleted Scenes
Official selection of the Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals, THE HAPPY PRINCE, arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on February 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film—written and directed by and starring Golden Globe® and BAFTA nominee Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding)—chronicles the heartbreaking final days of celebrated writer and legendary wit Oscar Wilde. THE HAPPY PRINCE features an acclaimed supporting cast including Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Colin Morgan (Legend), Edwin Thomas (TV’s Inspector Lewis), Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves) and Academy Award® nominee and Emmy winner Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom, TV’s John Adams).
Special features on THE HAPPY PRINCE include a fascinating Screen Actors Guild Q & A with Rupert Everett, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film with Colin Firth and deleted scenes.
In a cheap Parisian hotel, Oscar Wilde lies on his deathbed and recalls his past with wit and irony. Was he once the most famous man in London? He reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife, the ensuing reprisal of his love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, Oscar is a penniless vagabond, shunned by his old acquaintances, but still revered by a strange group of outlaws to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable talent still sharp.
THE HAPPY PRINCE is written and directed by Rupert Everett. Produced by Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, and Jörg Schulze. The film stars Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson.
- Screen Actors Guild Q & A with Rupert Everett
- “Making Of” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
THE HAPPY PRINCE has a running time of 104 minutes. It is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use. The film is in English with some French and Italian.