The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray Resources
Movie or TV Productions
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
A contemporary adaptation of the novel, starring David Gallagher.
Internationally, it's also called "Portrait of Evil"; Josh Duhamel stars in this version.
Stuart Townsend plays the devious Dorian.
This movie reverses the genders of the title characters; Dorian is an actress and the love interest is Stuart Vane.
Shane Briant plays Dorian.
Angela Lansbury plays Sibyl Vane!
Adapted from the highly regarded biography by Richard Ellman, this biopic stars Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde and Jude Law as Lord Alfred Douglas.
Wilde's original hand-written manuscript of Chapter 4.
A recording of an actor reading a letter that Wilde wrote in prison, where he criticizes the prison's harsh treatment of children.
Actor Stephen Fry is a big Wilde fan. He's recorded podcasts of Wilde's short stories and his own thoughts about them.
Cartoons about Dorian gray from cartoonstock.com.
Big black and white photo of Oscar Wilde in all his Decadent glory.
Yes, you'll groan – but we just had to share.
In this political cartoon, politician John Edwards is Dorian Gray.
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.
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.
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.
Download free PDFs of all the works here for your own Wilde Festival.
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.
An exhibition commemoration the 100th anniversary of the Trials of Oscar Wilde.
A modern-day adaptation of Dorian Gray by Rick R. Reed. You can preview the book on Amazon.com.
A profile of the Dorian Gray character, played by Stuart Townsend, in the 2003 film.
The New Yorker’s eminent music critic Sasha Frere-Jones picks up on Prince’s similarity to Dorian Gray.
Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings Dorian Gray into the present day with a contemporary dance that remakes Dorian into a male model.
Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill makes the following argument about the Obama administration’s handling of the Iraq: "The Iraq occupation is like The Picture of Dorian Gray. No matter what public face the Obama administration attempts to present, it only grows more heinous with each passing day."