Rupert Everett has not completely changed. He always speaks better French than Jane Birkin. But the beautiful English actor, the “Dorian gay” film, has aged. At the age of 59 years and a few wrinkles, now is the ideal time to interpret Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), brilliant writer and dandy, homosexual, broken by the morals of his time. An author he has often played in the theatre, in London and Paris ( The Importance of being earnest, to Chaillot, directed by Jerome Savary, with Clotilde Courau), and film ( An ideal husband , Oliver Parker).

Everett, returned to England after having traveled a lot (France, United States), is found to be on stage in 2019 to play Oscar Wilde. It will also be seen on television in the Name of the rose , a series from a novel by Umberto Eco, along with John Turturro and Tchéky Karyo.

LE FIGARO. – In 2002, you mentioned already a movie about the end of Oscar Wilde. An obsession?

Rupert EVERETT. – making a film is a long and difficult journey. Before …

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