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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)


A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow-mindedness. Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1854. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin before leaving the country to study at Oxford University ... See full bio »

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(age 46) in Paris, France

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 2012 The Happy Prince (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2013 Salomé
 2012 Salome (based on the play by)
 2011 Art of Crime (Short) (short story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime")
 2011 Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (Short) (short story Lord Arthur Savile's Crime)
 2011 Wilde Salomé (Documentary) (play "Salome")
 2011 The Importance of Being Earnest (written by)
 2010 Salomé (Short)
 2010 Three Shadows (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2010 The Sum of Our Choices (Short) (short story "Lord Savile's Crime")
 2010 Die Nachtigall und die Rose (Short) (story)
 2009 Dorian Gray (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2009 The Birthday of the Infanta (Short) (author)
 2008 The Wonder (short story)
 2008 Alexia Anastasio's Salomé (Video short) (original play)
 2008 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (text - 1 episode)
- Richard Strauss: Salome (2008) ... (text - uncredited)
 2008 Salome (TV Movie) (by: libretto from a play)
 2007 The Picture of Dorian Gray (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2006 Chum (Short) (inspired by: The Devoted Friend)
 2005 The Picture of Dorian Gray (book "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2005 Dorian (Short) (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2005 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 2004 A Good Woman (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 2004 Dorian (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 2004 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- El retrato de Dorian Gray (2004) ... (characters)
 2004 Zombie Psycho STHLM (Video short) (poem)
 2003 The Selfish Giant (Short) (story)
 2002 An Ideal Husband (TV Movie) (play)
 2002 The Importance of Being Earnest (play "The Importance of Being Earnest")
 2001 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (short story)
 2001 The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony (Video short)
 2000 An Ideal Husband (play)
 1999 The Happy Prince (TV Movie) (story)
 1999 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Happy Prince (1999) ... (story)
 1999 An Ideal Husband (play)
 1998 A Importância de Ser Ernesto (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 The Story of the Selfish Giant (TV Movie)
 1997 Salomé (TV Movie) (play)
 1997 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (story)
 1997 Das Gespenst von Confettiville (TV Movie)
 1997 Story of the Red Rose (Short) (stories)
 1997 Wilde (short story "The Selfish Giant" - uncredited)
 1996 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (short story)
 1995 Odoiá (Video) (story "The Fisherman and His Soul")
 1995 Fleshy Doll
 1994 El abanico de Lady Windermere (TV Movie) (play)
 1992 The Importance of Being Earnest (TV Movie) (play)
 1992 Salome (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 Prestuplenie lorda Artura (TV Movie) (story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime")
 1990 The Canterville Ghost (Short) (short story)
 1989 Les maris, les femmes, les amants (poem and aphorism)
 1989 Strasidlo cantervillské (TV Movie) (novel)
 1988 Neskolko stranits iz zhizni prizraka (Short) (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 1988 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie)
 1988 Salome's Last Dance (play "Salome")
 1988 Oscar Wilde: Salome (TV Movie)
 1987 Zenés TV színház (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A cantervillei kisértet (1987) ... (story)
 1986 Salome (play)
 1986 The Importance of Being Earnest (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Ein idealer Gatte (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 La voz humana (TV Series) (author - 1 episode)
- 10.000 libras (1986) ... (author)
 1986 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (story)
 1986 Un cuento de ciudad (Short) (story)
 1985 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (based on a short story by)
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1985) ... (play)
 1985 Theatre Night (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1985) ... (play)
 1984 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
 1983 Skazka o zvezdnom malchike (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Ein Mord liegt auf der Hand (TV Movie) (novel)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (play - 5 episodes, 1967 - 1982)
- Un marido ideal II (1982) ... (play)
- El abanico de Lady Windermere (1981) ... (play)
- Una mujer sin importancia II (1980) ... (play)
 1982 Una donna senza importanza (TV Movie)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1981) (play "An Ideal Husband" - 1 episode, 1972)
- Il est important d'être aimé (1981) ... (play)
- Un mari idéal (1972) ... (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1981 Black and Silver (original story)
 1980 Idealnyy muzh (play)
 1979 Jak je dulezité míti Filipa (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Salomé (Short) (play)
 1978 Lady Windermeres Fächer (TV Movie) (play)
  Novela (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (novel - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1969)
- El crimen de Lord Arthur (1969) ... (novel)
- El fantasma de Canterville (1964) ... (novel)
 1978 Take Off (story idea)
 1977 Los libros (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El retrato de Dorian Gray (1977) ... (writer)
 1977 Lletres catalanes (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Salomé (1977) ... (play)
 1976 Keine Hochzeit ohne Ernst (TV Movie)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (novel - 1 episode, 1976) (play "Lady Windermere's Fan" - 1 episode, 1972)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1976) ... (novel)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1974) ... (play)
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1972) ... (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
- An Ideal Husband (1969) ... (play)
 1976 Bunbury (TV Movie) (play "The Importance of Being Earnest")
 1976 Kak vazhno byt seryoznym (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Lepeza ledi Vindemir (TV Movie) (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1975 O Caçador de Fantasma (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 1975 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (story)
 1975 Salome (TV Movie) (based on the play by)
 1975 The Remarkable Rocket (Short) (story "The Remarkable Rocket")
 1974 The Happy Prince (Short) (story)
 1973 Salome (Short) (play)
 1973 Ein idealer Gatte (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 The Picture of Dorian Gray (TV Movie) (novel "The Portrait of Dorian Gray")
 1973 Alta comedia (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Memorias de una mala mujer (1973) ... (story)
 1973 O Leque de Lady Windermere (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Salomé (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 The Canterville Ghost (Short) (story - as Oskar Uayld)
 1972 Salomè (play - uncredited)
  Hora once (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (short story - 1 episode, 1972)
- Un millonario modelo (1972) ... (short story)
 1972 A Importância de Ser Leal (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Josie's Castle (writer: "Ballad of Reading Gaol")
 1972 Uma Mulher sem Importância (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 The Selfish Giant (Short) (short story)
 1971 Salome (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Salomé (book "Salome")
 1970 Mein Freund Bunbury (TV Movie) (play "The Importance of Being Earnest")
 1970 Dorian Gray (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 1969 El retrato de Dorian Gray (TV Series) (novel - 1969)
 1969 Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung (TV Movie) (play "A Woman of No Importance")
 1967-1968 Jackanory (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Selfish Giant (1967) ... (story)
 1968 Duch z Canterville (TV Movie) (story)
 1968 Une femme sans importance (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Le crime de Lord Arthur Saville (TV Movie) (book)
 1968 Zbrodnia lorda Artura Savile'a (TV Short) (short story)
 1967 Slavík a ruze (Short) (story)
 1967 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El abanico de Lady Windemere (1967) ... (play)
 1967 Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen (TV Movie) (novel)
  ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967)
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1967) ... (play) / (story)
 1967 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (story "A Florentine Tragedy" - 1 episode)
- Firenzeläinen tragedia (1967) ... (story "A Florentine Tragedy")
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (story "The Canterville Ghost" - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 1966 An Ideal Husband (TV Movie) (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... (story)
 1966 Il ventaglio di Lady Windermere (TV Movie) (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1965 An Ideal Husband (TV Movie) (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1965 En florentinsk tragedi (TV Movie) (story "A Florentine Tragedy")
 1965 Een florentijns treurspel (TV Movie)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1964) (novel - 1 episode, 1961) (short story - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1964) ... (play)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... (novel)
- Lord Arthur Saville's Crime (1960) ... (short story)
 1964 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1964) ... (play)
 1964 Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung (TV Movie) (play "A Woman of No Importance")
 1964 The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) (novella "The Canterville Ghost")
  Primera fila (TV Series) (1 episode, 1963) (play - 1 episode, 1964)
- Una mujer sin importancia (1964) ... (play)
 1964 About Religion (TV Series) (poetry and prose - 1 episode)
 1963 Keine Hochzeit ohne Ernst (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (novella - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1962) ... (novella)
 1962 Kentervilski duh (TV Movie) (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 1962 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Le fantôme de Canterville (1962) ... (novel)
 1962 Ihanneaviomies (TV Movie) (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1962 Spöket på Canterville (TV Movie)
 1962 Ein idealer Gatte (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Un Marido Ideal (1962)
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Mr Ernest (TV Movie) (play "The Importance of Being Earnest")
 1961 L'éventail de Lady Windermere (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Lady Windermere's waaier (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1960) ... (writer)
 1958-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- A Woman of No Importance (1960) ... (play)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1958) ... (play)
 1959 Quanto Importa Ser Leal (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 L'importanza d'essere Franco (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 An Ideal Husband (TV Movie) (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1958) ... (story)
 1957 The Importance of Being Earnest (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Voor donderdagavond twaalf uur Mylord (TV Movie) (story "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime")
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Who's Earnest? (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1957) ... (play)
 1956 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Salomé (1956)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (story "The Selfish Giant" - 1 episode)
- The Selfish Giant (1955) ... (story "The Selfish Giant")
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Promise to Murder (1955) ... (story)
 1955 Teatro hogareño (TV Series) (play)
 1954 The Man on the Flying Trapeze (Short) (story)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Model Millionaire (1952) ... (story)
 1952 The Importance of Being Earnest (play - uncredited)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1950) ... (story)
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1950) ... (story)
 1950 Al compás de tu mentira (play "The Importance of being Earnest")
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1949) ... (story)
 1949 The Fan (play "Lady Windemere's Fan")
 1948 The Story of a Bad Woman (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1947 Un marido ideal (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1947 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (original play - 1 episode)
- The Importance of Being Earnest (1947) ... (original play)
 1947 An Ideal Husband (play - uncredited)
 1945 A Woman of No Importance (play "A Woman of No Importance")
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray (based upon the novel by)
 1944 El abanico de Lady Windermere (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1944 The Canterville Ghost (story "The Canterville Ghost")
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy (story "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime" - segment "2")
 1939 The Young Mistress Fan (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1939 The Selfish Giant (TV Short) (story)
 1937 The Importance of Being Earnest (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 A Woman of No Importance (play "A woman of no importance")
 1936 A Woman of No Importance (play "A Woman of No Importance")
 1935 Lady Windermeres Fächer (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1935 Ein idealer Gatte (play "An Ideal Husband")
 1933 Let's Touch Wood (play "Bunbury")
 1925 Lady Windermere's Fan (by)
 1922 Lord Saviles brott (short story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime")
 1922 Salome (play)
 1921 A Woman of No Importance (play)
 1921 Villa Destin
 1920/I Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (novel The Picture of Dorian Gray - uncredited)
 1920 A Modern Salome (play "Salome")
 1918 Az élet királya (novel)
 1917 Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 1916 Lady Windermere's Fan (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")
 1915 The Picture of Dorian Grey (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 1915 The Picture of Dorian Gray (Short) (novel)
 1913 The Picture of Dorian Gray (Short) (novel)
 1912 A Woman of No Importance (Short) (play)
 1911 De bannelingen (play "Vera, or the nihilists")
 1910 Dorian Grays Portræt (novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray")
 1908 Salome (Short) (play)
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Playwright: "A Woman of No Importance" (filmed as A Woman of No Importance), A Woman of No Importance (1945), A Woman of No Importance (1936), A Woman of No Importance (1921), Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung (1969), Eine Frau ohne Bedeutung (1964), Quanto Importa Ser Leal (1959)). See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 12 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sebastian Melmoth | Oskar Uayld

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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The young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. See more »

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Sons: Cyril, born in June 1885, who died in World War I, and Vyvyan, born in November 1886. Vyvyan became a writer using the surname Holland, and his own grandson, Merlin Holland, has written two books about his grandfather, "Wilde Album" and "After Oscar: The Color of his Legacy." Merlin's son Lucien is a classics major at Oxford, just like Oscar Wilde. See more »

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