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DORIAN GRAY

by Oliver Parker

synopsis

When a strikingly beautiful but naïve young Dorian arrives in Victorian London he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton, who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward 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.

original title: Dorian Gray
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Ealing Studios
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Oliver Parker
release date: UK 11/09/2009, IT 23/10/2009, FI 25/12/2009, DE 18/03/2010
screenplay: Toby Finlay
cast: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Ben Chaplin, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd Wood, Fiona Shaw, Pip Torrens
cinematography by: Roger Pratt
film editing: Guy Bensley
art director: John Beard
music: Charlie Mole
producer: Barnaby Thompson, Alexandra Ferguson
production: Ealing Studios
distributor: Momentum Pictures, Eagle Pictures (UK)