A "Gray" Day for Colin Firth
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 13:36:04
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British actor Colin Firth has joined the cast of the big screen adaptation of author Oscar Wilde's classic story The Picture of Dorian Gray. Firth will star opposite Ben Barnes, who nabbed the title role. The film's title has been shortened to Dorian Gray for the screen version.
Firth, known for his romantic leading men roles, will portray Lord Henry Wotton, sometimes referred to as "Harry" in the novel. Wotton is an aristocrat who teaches Dorian that the only things that matter in life are hedonistic pursuits such as beauty and sensory fulfillment, lessons which ultimately lead to Gray's downfall. Filming began last week.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff