Director: Laurence Dunmore
Writer: Stephen Jeffreys
Starring: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike
Released: July 27, 2006
Rating: (MA15+)
Runtime: 114 minutes
Story: Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.
Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut, creating a period atmosphere that combines the dark debauched underbelly of London with the allure and glamour of the Restoration court.
Johnny Depp Rochester
Paul Ritter Chiffinch
John Malkovich King Charles II
Stanley Townsend Keown
Francesca Annis Countess
Rosamund Pike Elizabeth Malet
Tom Hollander George Etherege
Johnny Vegas Sackville
Richard Coyle Alcock
Tom Burke Vaughan
Hugh Sachs Ratcliffe
Rupert Friend Billy Downs
Kelly Reilly Jane
Jack Davenport Harris
Trudi Jackson Rose