The Happy Prince (2018) Movie Review, Cast and Plot


The Happy Prince is a British biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde. This movie is written and directed by Rupert Everett. The movie is produced by Sébastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer and Jörg Schulze. The Happy Prince Movie stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas, and Tom Wilkinson.

The movie premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was shown at the 2018 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 5th of October 2018.

The Happy Prince Movie Cast

  • Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde
  • Colin Firth as Reggie Turner
  • Colin Morgan as Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas
  • Emily Watson as Constance Lloyd
  • Tom Wilkinson as Fr Dunne
  • Anna Chancellor as Mrs. Arbuthnot
  • Edwin Thomas as Robbie Ross
  • Béatrice Dalle as Café Manager
  • Julian Wadham as Mr. Arbuthnot
  • John Standing as Dr. Tucker
  • André Penvern as Mr. Dupoirier
  • Tom Colley as Maurice Gilbert
  • Stephen M. Gilbert as Paine
  • Alister Cameron as Mr. Howard
  • Benjamin Voisin as Jean

The Happy Prince Movie Plot Summary


The movie follows Oscar Wilde who lies on his deathbed in a cheap Parisian Hotel. While he was on his deathbed he remembered about his past. He was once the most famous man in London. He also remembered his failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife Constance. This movie is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.

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The Happy Prince Movie Overview

Directed byRupert Everett
Produced bySébastien Delloye
Philipp Kreuzer
Jörg Schulze
Written byRupert Everett
  • Rupert Everett
  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Morgan
  • Emily Watson
Music byGabriel Yared
CinematographyJohn Conroy
Edited byNicolas Gaster
Maze Pictures
Entre chiens et loups
Distributed byLionsgate UK
Concorde Film
Beta Cinema
Sony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • January 21, 2018(Sundance)
  • October 5, 2018 (United States)
Running time
105 mins
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish, and (with subtitles) French & Italian