An Ideal Husband. Image shows from L to R: Miss Mabel Charlton (Minnie Driver), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett). Copyright: Miramax Films
An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband (1999)

  • 1999 film

Film based on Oscar Wilde's play, starring Rupert Everett as Lord Arthur Goring, described by his friends as "the idlest man in London". Also features Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Julianne Moore, John Wood and more.

An Ideal Husband

This screen adaptation of the celebrated Oscar Wilde play stars Rupert Everett as Lord Arthur Goring, a playboy who becomes embroiled in a scandal, both personal and political, when his best friend Sir Robert Chiltern MP (Jeremy Northam) is blackmailed by the devious Laura Chevely (Julianne Moore).

Whilst attempting to aid his friend, Arthur becomes socially entangled with both Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver) and Laura, the latter enticing him with a tempting wager. The subsequent misunderstandings cause farcical repercussions to be felt around their entire social circle.

First released: Monday 10th April 2000

  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 93
  • Subtitles: English

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