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An Ideal Husband is a UK VHS/DVD release by Pathé! on 10th April 2000.


Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.

The plot of the film differs from the original Wilde play in a number of key respects. The episode of Mrs. Cheveley's lost bracelet was removed, and the twists at the end are made more complex by the introduction of a bet between Lord Goring and Mrs. Cheveley, and Lord Goring's need to ask the permission of Sir Robert Chiltern to marry his sister, Miss Mabel Chiltern.


  • Cate Blanchett – Lady Gertrude Chiltern
  • Minnie Driver – Miss Mabel Chiltern
  • Rupert Everett – Lord Arthur Goring
  • Julianne Moore – Mrs. Laura Cheveley
  • Jeremy Northam – Sir Robert Chiltern
  • John Wood – Lord Caversham
  • Peter Vaughan – Phipps
  • Ben Pullen – Tommy Trafford
  • Marsha Fitzalan – Countess
  • Lindsay Duncan – Lady Markby
  • Neville Phillips – Mason
  • Nickolas Grace – Vicomte de Nanjac
  • Simon Russell Beale – Sir Edward
  • Anna Patrick – Miss Danvers
  • Delia Lindsay – Lady Basildon


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