The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
- Year: 2004
- Country: United Kingdom
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: First Choice Films, Isle of Man Film, Mr. Mudd Production
- Keyword: dying and death, london, england, poet, monologue, monkey, alcoholic, libertine, syphilis, 17th century
- Director: Laurence Dunmore
- Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend