Oscar Wilde Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


15th May 2012

Fact: British comedy partners Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are bringing Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost tale to life by voicing characters in a new animated film about a haunted country home. Gosford Park star Fry teased Twitter.com followers about the secret project on Monday (14May12) and revealed the feature on Tuesday morning (15May12).


4th February 2009

Fact: Babyshambles rocker Pete Doherty is to give a talk to students at the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland on Friday (04Feb09). He will follow in the footsteps of past speakers, including Oscar Wilde, DRACULA author BRAM STOKER and actress Helen Mirren.


1st August 2008

Fact: Colin Firth will join British newcomer BEN BARNES in a new movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. The actor will play LORD HENRY WOTTON, the aristocrat who corrupts Barnes' character Gray.


20th May 2008

Fact: British newcomer BEN BARNES is set to head from Narnia to Oscar Wilde's England for a new movie adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Barnes, who plays the lead in hit new film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, will play the age-defying Gray in the new drama.


8th November 2006

Fact: A previously unseen adage penned by Oscar Wilde is up for sale for GBP6,000 ($11,452) in London. "One can exist without art, but one cannot live without it" was apparently written in an autograph hunter's book, after Wilde was reportedly put on the spot by a fan.


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