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An Ideal Husband (1998 film)

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Director  William P Cartlidge
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Country  United Kingdom
An Ideal Husband (1998 film) movie poster
Based on  An Ideal Husband  by Oscar Wilde
Writer  Oscar Wilde (play), William P. Cartlidge (adaptation)

An Ideal Husband is a 1998 film based on the play of the same name by Oscar Wilde.


An Ideal Husband (1998 film) movie scenes Moore s casting along with Blanchett s makes the film merely three fifths British Everyone s accents including Moore s affected and sassy rendition

Rising politician Robert Chiltern once sold secret information and is now being blackmailed by Laura Evely. She has proof and it will damage his career and marriage severely. Chiltern calls in the help of his friend Arthur Goring.


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While the film retains the premise of Wildes play and much of the original dialogue, it updates the action to the present-day. The external scenes of the film were shot at various locations in the English home counties, principally in Buckinghamshire

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Sir Robert Chiltern, a rich landowner, belongs to the English county set and is a member of an (unnamed) local government authority somewhere north of London. Well-off and with a loving and trusting wife, his honour and very existence are threatened when Mrs. Laura Cheveley appears with evidence of a past misdeed of Sir Roberts. It transpires that Roberts wealth stems from insider trading concerning a proposed canal project at an unspecified location.

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She attempts to blackmail Sir Robert into supporting the project - in which she has invested heavily - and in desperation, Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer. Goring knows the lady from years before.

After several varieties of machination, the story ends happily. Lord Goring marries Roberts sister Mabel, Mrs. Chevely is outsmarted, and Lady Chiltern retains her faith in her husbands honour and idealism.


  • Trevyn McDowell – Lady Gertrude Chiltern
  • Jonathan Firth – Lord Arthur Goring
  • Sadie Frost – Mrs. Laura Cheveley
  • James Wilby – Sir Robert Chiltern
  • Robert Hardy – Lord Caversham
  • Prunella Scales – Lady Markby
  • References

    An Ideal Husband (1998 film) Wikipedia
    An Ideal Husband (1998 film) IMDb An Ideal Husband (1998 film)

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