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FILM: Actor Rupert Everett reads from his favourite children's book

Hollywood star Rupert Everett takes time to read a snippet of his favourite childhood storybook, Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince

Posted: 5 November 2013
by Catherine Hudson

In this short film produced by Amazon Family, Hollywood star Rupert Everett reveals that his childhood favourite book was Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. He discusses how he treasures this mysterious story and the time he spent with his mother reading the tale together.

“I think it’s important to inspire children with fascinating ideas at an early age and books are a great way to entice the imagination,” said Rupert Everett. “My mother used to come and read this book to me in bed at night. It made me feel mystical at a very early age, especially the part which says ‘there is no mystery as great as suffering’ which I certainly didn’t understand, but that was interesting and led me deep into my thoughts.”

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