Rupert Everett reinvents himself with The Happy Prince

(From left) Actor Colin Firth, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, actors Rupert Everett and Julianne Moore and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker at the New York sceening of The Happy Prince earlier this month.
(From left) Actor Colin Firth, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, actors Rupert Everett and Julianne Moore and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker at the New York sceening of The Happy Prince earlier this month.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

LONDON • The plan was that he would shop his script about Oscar Wilde to directors and take on the meaty role himself.

"It took me 2.5 years to get seven noes from seven directors," actor Rupert Everett recalled.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Rupert Everett reinvents himself with The Happy Prince'. Print Edition | Subscribe