An Ideal Husband

$18m

DBO
PG 1998 96 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician and perfect gentleman, is the ideal husband for the charming Lady Chiltern. Their picture perfect marriage is tested, however, when an old acquaintance threatens to reveal a dark secret from Robert's past. When his world seems to be falling apart, Chiltern turns to his lifelong friend Lord Arthur Goring, the most eligible bachelor in town, who soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies, temptations, and secret liaisons. Using political intrigue and clever wit, An Ideal Husband draws a picture of a society struggling with issues still valid today.

Credits

Awards

2000 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
  • Best Actor - Comedy/Musical

Featured Clips

An Ideal Husband - Don't Lie To Me

An Ideal Husband - Don't Lie To Me

Betrayal is afoot when Sir Robert mistakenly trusts Lord Goring with confidential information. In this scene: Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore)

An Ideal Husband - Irresistable

An Ideal Husband - Irresistable

The women in Lord Goring's life can't help but become mesmerized by his charisma. In this scene: Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Lady Gertrude Chiltern (Cate Blanchett), Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver)

An Ideal Husband - Unfinished Business

An Ideal Husband - Unfinished Business

Laura plays coy with Lord Goring as he questions why she has returned to London. It is revealed that the two previously dated but didn't end on the best of terms. In this scene: Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett)

An Ideal Husband - Deception

An Ideal Husband - Deception

Lord Goring, Lady Gertrude and Miss Mabel will say anything to convince Sir Robert that the letter was indeed meant for him. In this scene: Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Lady Gertrude Chiltern (Cate Blanchett), Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver)

An Ideal Husband - All Eyes On Me

An Ideal Husband - All Eyes On Me

With rumors abound, Lady Gertrude wants assurance from Sir Robert that he's not hiding any skeletons in his closet. In this scene: Lady Gertrude Chiltern (Cate Blanchett), Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver), Mrs. Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Tommy Trafford (Ben Pullen)

An Ideal Husband - House of Lies

An Ideal Husband - House of Lies

After pleasantries are exchanged, Lady Gertrude puts all her cards on the table and makes her feeling for Laura very clear. In this scene: Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore), Lady Gertrude Chiltern (Cate Blanchett), Lady Markby (Lindsay Duncan)

An Ideal Husband - Game Over?

An Ideal Husband - Game Over?

Laura is certain the damning evidence she has on Sir Robert is enough to make him succumb to her will, but Lord Goring expects a different outcome altogether. In this scene: Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett)

An Ideal Husband - Up All Night

An Ideal Husband - Up All Night

Lord Goring does his best to keep a watchful eye over Miss Mabel but she has plans of her own. In this scene: Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver)

An Ideal Husband - Gone

An Ideal Husband - Gone

News of his upcoming nuptials has an undesirable effect on Lord Goring's relationship with Miss Mabel. In this scene: Lady Gertrude Chiltern (Cate Blanchett), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver)

Now Playing: An Ideal Husband - Don't Lie To Me
Starring: Jeremy Northam, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore

Betrayal is afoot when Sir Robert mistakenly trusts Lord Goring with confidential information. In this scene: Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore)