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Dorian Gray

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Giles Keyte, c) Dorian Gray Limited 2009

Synopsis

When a strikingly beautiful but naïve young Dorian (Ben Barnes) arrives in Victorian London he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin) paints a portrait of Dorian to capture the full power of his youthful beauty and when it's unveiled Dorian makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture - even his soul.

Dorian's wild adventures continue, but soon he notices that his portrait, which is now locked away in the attic, has taken on an evil and disturbing air, while his own beautiful face goes unmarked by his deeds. Forced by his own evil actions to flee the country, Dorian returns twenty-five years later. To the surprise of his old friends, he looks exactly the same but he's jaded, having found pleasure but never happiness and he's haunted by the monstrous painting in the attic. His fear and paranoia grow as rumours of his past misdeeds circulate. Will Dorian get one last chance for love and redemption and more importantly, will he escape with his life?

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Oliver Parker
Producer
Alexandra Ferguson
Co-Producer
Alexandra Ferguson
Editor
Guy Bensley
Screenwriter
Toby Finlay, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde
Director of Photography
Roger Pratt
Production Designer
John Beard
Sound
Max Hoskins
Music
Charlie Mole
Principal Cast
Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Ben Chaplin, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd Wood, Fiona Shaw, Pip Torrens

Production Company

Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London W5 5EP
UK

T +44 (0)20 8567 6655
F +44 (0)20 8758 8576

info@ealingstudios.com
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Company

Ealing Studios International
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London W5 5EP
UK

T +44 (0)20 8567 6655
F +44 (0)20 8758 8576

naomi.weiner@ealingstudios.com
http://www.ealingstudios.com