When the young, attractive Joe Orton meets the older, more introverted Kenneth Halliwell at drama school, he befriends the kindred spirit and they start an affair. As Orton becomes more comfortable with his sexuality and starts to find success with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately tapping into a dangerous rage.
- Year: 1987
- Country: United Kingdom
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: British Screen Productions, Civilhand, Zenith Entertainment, Film4 Productions
- Keyword: london, england, based on novel or book, england, biography, playwright, lgbt, 1960s, drama school, gay theme
- Director: Stephen Frears
- Cast: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Lindsay Duncan, Julie Walters