If you studied Oscar Wilde at school or earlier in life, it's worth looking at his life again.
At school, I was taught about his sartorial flamboyance and incredibly quick-wit. The language still holds up today.
A few days ago, I gave British character actor David Sucheta copy of a book about Oscar Wilde written by the writer's son Vyvyan Holland. I do this during the interview because Mr Suchet will be playing Lady Bracknell in the London production of The Importance of Being Earnest next year.
How poorly was Wilde treated? Even his wife changed the family name after his conviction.
One of my favourite sections of this week's One Plus One interview with Joel Edgerton is when he discusses meeting film director Peter Weir, one of my all time favourite directors:
"I think Peter Weir had this beautiful thing he said about casting. I met him once at the Sydney Theatre Company and we were talking in the midst of me and my brother casting The Square. and he had written an essay about casting and he said, I am paraphrasing, but he said, the role in the film is like a crime and finding the right actor for the role is like finding the person who committed that crime. And he said that the majority of the time you only find someone who is the most likely suspect but every now and then you find someone who has blood on their hands. What he means is sometimes an actor will walk through the door and you go, 'that is exactly who is on the page'. Anyway that is a long way of saying - my ego - in response to not getting certain jobs has changed and I understand the business better, which is sometimes - I am not as valuable as the next guy."