1. Importance May Not Please Everyone

    By daniel on 2001-08-07

    This news comes from Ananova who have reported that Director Oliver Parker, who is directed the 2002 release of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance Of Being Earnest” which will star Dame Judi Dench, has admitted that the film may not please everyone.

    Oliver Parker has admitted his new film version of the Importance Of Being Earnest may not meet with everyone’s approval.

    Parker is directing the film which stars Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.

    He previously directed another Oscar Wilde film, An Ideal Husband.

    Parker admits it’s hard because so many people know and love Oscar Wilde’s most famous play.

    “You’re bound to make decisions that a lot of people won’t agree with,” he said.

    “The thing that frustrates me about productions when I see them is that they tend to become the opposite of what I think is the play; they’ve become establishment property.”

    Dame Judi Dench says she thinks her character, Lady Bracknell, is very flirtatious.

    “She’s cheeky. There’s sex involved here; these lines are a lot more alive than I had thought,” she said.

    “I mean, she’s frightfully flirtatious.”

    The Importance Of Being Earnest is due to be released next year.

    The IMDB reports that the film will be released in the United States in June 2002.