Famed all over town for his dazzling wit and cultivated misbehaviour, Goring soon finds himself caught up in a tangled web of lies, temptations, and secret liaisons. Yet while he excels at the affairs of others, his own are to prove more challenging. The persistent charms of Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert's sister, are becoming an increasing threat to his cherished bachelorhood. She's a match for him if ever there was one ...
Romantic, funny and moving, AN IDEAL HUSBAND delivers political intrigue and sparkling wit, and summons a picture of a society confronting issues as prevalent in our own society as they were 100 years ago ...
In 1995, Oliver directed his adaptation of OTHELLO starring Laurence Fishburn, Irene Jacob and Kenneth Branagh for Castle Entertainment.
In 1994, Oliver wrote, directed and acted alongside his brother Nathaniel Parker in his first short film UNSIGNED, which was featured at the London Film Festival that year. In 1995, he made two short films: A LITTLE LOVING starring Helena Bonham Carter and THE SHORT CUT.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Written by: Oliver Parker
Produced by: Barnaby Thompson, Uri Fruchtmann, Bruce Davey
Cinematography: David Johnson
Editing: Guy Bensley
Production Design: Michael Howells
Costume Design: Caroline Harris
Hair & Make-up: Peter King
Original Score: Charlie Mole
Main Cast: Rupert Everett (Lord Arthur Goring), Cate Blanchett (Lady Chiltern), Julianne Moore (Mrs Cheveley), Minnie Driver (Mabel Chiltern), Jeremy Northam (Sir Robert Chiltern)
Nominations and Awards
- European Actor 1999
- EFA Feature Film Selection 1999