U certificateThe Importance of Being Earnest is a Film programme that first aired in 2002 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a 3 star programme

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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece. Set in 1890s England, a comedy of mistaken identity ensues when two gentlemen friends use the same alias to pursue the women they love. The confusion and comedy reach a peak when the two men are in the same manor house trying to woe the same woman.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2002

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is The Importance of Being Earnest next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 December 25th, 12:15pm and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland December 25th, 12:15pm. See more...


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Image for Colin FirthColin Firth...Jack
Image for Frances OFrances O'Connor...Gwendolen
Image for Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon...Cecily
Image for Judi DenchJudi Dench...Lady Bracknell
Image for Tom WilkinsonTom Wilkinson...Dr. Chasuble
Image for Anna MasseyAnna Massey...Miss Prism
Edward Fox...Lane
Patrick Godfrey...Merriman
Charles Kay...Gribsby
Cyril Shaps...Pew opener
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Finty Williams...Young Lady Bracknell
Guy Bensley...Young Lord Bracknell
Christina Robert...Duchess of Devonshire