Oh, to be Wildean: effortlessly clever, supremely self-possessed, fashionable and forever prepared with exactly
the right comeback. And to top it all off, even his brittlest, most supercilious creations — frivolous bon vivant Lord Goring
(Rupert Everett), say, who observes that to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance — are secretly nicer and more decent than they'd ever let on. At the heart of Oscar Wilde's uncannily prescient comedy of manners, in which public scandal and private heartache are inevitably
intertwined, lie Lord and Lady Chiltern (Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett), to all appearances an ideal couple. He's a progressive politician ...