R | | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
Colin Firth (Lord Henry Wotton) has worked on another project that involved Oscar Wilde: Colin played the character of Reggie Turner in the movie The Happy Prince (2018). The movie is about the latter years of Oscar Wilde's life.
Lord Henry Wotton:
There's no shame in pleasure. Man just wants to be happy. But society wants him to be good. And when he's good, he's rarely happy. But when he's happy, he's always good.
When Dorian is fighting Jim in the train station tunnel, the sleepers and spikes are visible. The spikes seen were not in use in 1890 when the novel was written, nor the era when the film is set.
In the closing credits, one of the pieces of music played is listed as Haydn's "Sting Quartet" Op 76 No 4.
During post-production, the film was tailored for a '15' certificate in the UK. According to the BBFC, the filmmaker cuts were as follows:
£883,148 (UK) (13 September 2009)
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