The Happy Prince


In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.

Rupert Everett
Colin Firth
Colin Morgan
Edwin Thomas
Emily Watson
Tom Wilkinson
Beatrice Dalle
John Standing

written and directed by

Rupert Everett


director of photography

John Conroy


production designer

Brian Morris



Gabriel Yared


costume designer

Maurizio Millenotti, Gianni Casalnuovo



Nicolas Gaster



Celestia Fox



Luigi Rocchetti



Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze (maze pictures)
Sébastien Delloye (Entre Chien et Loup)



Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra (Palomar)
Frank Evers (cine plus Filmproduktion)


executive producer

Zygi Kamasa, Nick Manzi (Lionsgate UK)
Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer (BBC Films)
Ged Doherty, Colin Firth (Raindog Films)
Andreas Zielke
Markus Zimmer, Herbert G. Kloiber (Concorde Filmverleih)
Thorsten Ritter, Dirk Schürhoff (Beta Cinema)
Azim Bolkiah, Connie Filipello



Lionsgate UK
Concorde Filmverleih
Sony Pictures Classics
Vision Distribution


world sales

Beta Cinema


supported by

Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern (FFF)
Deutscher FilmFörderFonds (DFFF)
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Screen Brussels 



Sundance Film Festival 2018
Berlinale 2018 - Special Gala
BFI Flare Film Festival 2018
Istanbul Film Festival 2018
Lucca Film Festival 2018
Pink Apple Film Festival 2018
Festival du Film de Cabourg 2018
Film Festival Oostende 2018
Haifa Film Festival 2018
Festival du Film Britannique du Dinard 2018
LA Film Festival 2018
Reeling Film Festival 2018
Out on Film Festival 2018
The New Yorker Film Fest 2018
Hamptons International Film Festival 2018
TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival 2018