Preview, Rupert Everett makes the film he was born to make, playing the role he was born to play — Oscar Wilde, “The Happy Prince”

Great to see Oscar winner Colin Firth show up and make Everett’s Oscar Wilde bio-pic something people would finance.

Everett doesn’t get the dazzling parts anymore, he’s aged out of being the boyishly handsome delight he was back in the last millennium (Haven’t we all?). But Wilde is, for an out gay British actor (like Everett, like Stephen Fry), a Lear — a role with a crowning glory about it.

“The Happy Prince” is Oscar bait, sure, and opens Oct 5 in limited release.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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