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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray


by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Dorian Gray, 2009

A film version of the novel directed by Oliver Parker and starring Ben Barnes (of Prince Caspian fame) as Dorian and Colin Firth as Lord Henry

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 2006

A contemporary adaptation of the novel, starring David Gallagher.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 2004

Internationally, it's also called "Portrait of Evil"; Josh Duhamel stars in this version.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 2003

Stuart Townsend plays the devious Dorian.

The Sins of Dorian Gray, 1983

This movie reverses the genders of the title characters; Dorian is an actress and the love interest is Stuart Vane.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1973

Shane Briant plays Dorian.

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1945

Angela Lansbury plays Sibyl Vane!

Wilde, 1997

Adapted from the highly regarded biography by Richard Ellman, this biopic stars Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde and Jude Law as Lord Alfred Douglas.


Chapter 4

Wilde's original hand-written manuscript of Chapter 4.


Oscar Wilde

Big black and white photo of Oscar Wilde in all his Decadent glory.

Totally Cheesy

Yes, you'll groan – but we just had to share.

1882 Political Cartoon

A political cartoon of Oscar Wilde and his trip to San Francisco. Thankfully, this cartoon includes a good bit of explanation, otherwise we would have been totally confused.


Oscar Wilde – Standing Ovations

This website has flashing ticker tape telling you what happened to Wilde on each day of the year. It also has an amazing stockpile of letters to and from Wilde.

Victorian Web

This website was developed for a Brown University class on the Victorian era and has a lot of good information about Wilde, the Victorian era, and even the Decadent movement.

The Oscar Wilde Collection

Download free PDFs of all the works here for your own Wilde Festival.

The BBC History Page on Victorian England

A comprehensive look at life during this period. This excellent site is complete with articles exploring politics, technology, health, and British government during the Victorian period.

Reading Wilde, Querying Spaces

An exhibition commemoration the 100th anniversary of the Trials of Oscar Wilde.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

A profile of the Dorian Gray character, played by Stuart Townsend, in the 2003 film.

Articles and Publications

A Face Without a Heart

A modern-day adaptation of Dorian Gray by Rick R. Reed. You can preview the book on Amazon.com.

"Dorian Purple"

The New Yorker’s eminent music critic Sasha Frere-Jones picks up on Prince’s similarity to Dorian Gray.

"Dance with the Devil"

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings Dorian Gray into the present day with a contemporary dance that remakes Dorian into a male model.

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