Old Roedeanian Rebecca Hall shines in Dorian Gray
Rebecca Hall in Dorian Gray

Old Roedeanian Rebecca Hall shines in Dorian Gray

17/09/2009

Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is about a spectacularly beautiful young man who embarks on a long career of corruption and viciousness, but whose face neither reveals any trace of his evil ways, nor appears to age.

 

Oliver Parker's film, 'well-performed, faithful in spirit and reasonably compelling throughout', still can't solve the book's central problem, said Channel 4 Film. 'It's either a metaphor for closet homosexuality or a story about a scary painting.'


However, 'excellent Rebecca Hall, who plays Wooton’s suffragette daughter (a character invented by screenwriter Toby Finlay), seems to have wandered in from a different, more grown-up production', said the Jewish Chronicle.

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