Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 10 Sep 2006
Dublin, 1963. Middle-aged bus conductor Alfred Bryne (Albert Finney – Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Erin Brockovich) passes the day cheerily entertains his passengers with passionate recitals of Oscar Wilde’s poetry. However Alfie is secretly living a desperately unhappy life – he’s gay, deeply closeted and in love with his colleague, bus driver Robbie (Rufus Sewell), whom he adores from a distance. When he meets an enchanting young passenger, Adele (Tara Fitzgerald), Alfie is inspired to mount a production of Wilde’s Salome – with Adele as the lead. With the rest of the cast filled out by his regulars, including a gruff butcher (Michael Gambon – Harry Potter), he sets off to produce Wilde’s controversial play – but not everyone is pleased with the choice. With production woes piling on, Alfie is forced to overcome his fears and be happy with who he is.