The Happy Prince review by Paul Heath.
The Happy Prince review
Focussing on the final three years of Oscar Wilde’s life, The Happy Prince is the directorial debut of seasoned British actor Rupert Everett, who also writes and performs as the iconic writer,.
Clearly taking its name from Wilde’s collection of children’s stories, ‘The Happy Prince and Other Tales’, Everett’s film is an absolute marvel. The picture, clearly a passion project for the star of such films as My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Next Big Thing and St. Trinian’s – but let’s not forget An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest – is a flashy, very stylised affair, but also one with depth and glowing adoration for its subject matter from the outset.