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Sir Edward Carson (Character)
from The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

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Alternate Names:
Edward Carson


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  1. Wilde (1997) Played by David Westhead (as Edward Carson)
    ... aka "Oscar Wilde" - Germany, Japan (English title)

  2. "Oscar"
    ... aka "Forbidden Passion: Oscar Wilde, the Movie" - USA (video title)
        - Trials (1985) TV episode, Played by Ronald Pickup (as Edward Carson)
  3. Ascendancy (1983) Played by Liam O'Callaghan
  4. "The Life and Times of David Lloyd George"
        - An Honourable Peace (1981) TV episode, Played by Kevin Flood
        - No. 10 (1981) TV episode, Played by Kevin Flood

  5. "On Trial"
        - Oscar Wilde (1960) TV episode, Played by Martin Benson (as Edward Carson)
  6. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) Played by James Mason
  7. Oscar Wilde (1960) Played by Ralph Richardson

  8. "TV Reader's Digest"
        - The Archer-Shee Case (1955) TV episode, Played by Henry Daniell

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From Wilde (1997)
Edward Carson: In this poem by Lord Alfred Douglas, 'Two Loves', there is one love, true love, which, and I quote 'fills the hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.' And there is another: 'I am the love that dare not speak its name.' Was that poem explained to you?
Oscar Wilde: I think it's clear.
Edward Carson: There's no question as to what it means?
Oscar Wilde: Most certainly not.
Edward Carson: So, is it not clear that the love describe relates to natural and unnatural love?
Oscar Wilde: No.
Edward Carson: Oh. Then what is 'the love that dare not speak its name?'
Oscar Wilde: [after a long pause] 'The love that dare not speak its name', in this century, is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Johnathan. Such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you may find in the sonnets of Michelangelo or Shakespeare...
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