"For me, the story of Wilde as the last of the great 19th Century vagabonds was the one that was exciting..." - hmv.com talks to Rupert Everett
It's been a long time in the making, but Rupert Everett's film about the later years of Oscar Wilde makes its arrival in cinemas this week. Everett not only stars in The Happy Prince but is also directing and has written the script for the new film, which is focussed on Wilde's later years following his two-year stint in prison for "gross indecency".
Alongside Everett is an impressive cast which includes Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Julian Wadham and John Standing. With the film making its debut in UK cinemas this week, we sat down with Rupert to talk about the difficulties he had getting the film made, why he ended up directing the film himself, and why he's grateful to Colin Firth that the film ever got made at all.
Watch our interview with Rupert below...