This film, which was presented as an entry in the ABC network's Movie of the Week series, was produced by Dan Curtis, who was previously the creator/producer of the ABC afternoon daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, which featured a storyline clearly inspired by Wilde's novel, in which a portrait of Quentin Collins aged grotesquely while Collins himself remained youthful. Made virtually immortal by the portrait, Collins, a man born in 1870, turned up at his ancestral home one hundred years later using the pseudonym Grant Douglas, the initials of which (though reversed, perhaps so as to avoid being too obvious) may have been a nod to the character of Dorian Gray.
Directed by David Rosenbaum; screenplay by David Rosenbaum
Starring Josh Duhamel as Dorian Gray; Rainer Judd as Basil Ward; Branden Waugh as Harry Wotton (Lord Wotton is referred to as Harry and Henry in the novel); Darby Stanchfield as Sibyl Vane; Brian Durkin as James Vane
The Detritus of Dorian Gray appeared in a book of poems with the same title written by Kevin Max.
Dorian, an Imitation (2002) is a modern take of the original book, written by Will Self. It updates the original by placing events in June 1981, a time according to Self when "Britain was in the process of burning most of its remaining illusions."
A Portrait of Dorian Gray (2005) is the fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld's rendition of the novel in photography. The models Larry Scott and Eva Herzigova star as Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Gray.
Family Portrait (also published as Picture of Evil) is a horror novel by Graham Masterton in which he appropriates Wilde's aging portrait to a whole family.
"The Wedding Present", a short story in the anthology Smoke and Mirrors (1998) by Neil Gaiman re-imagines the story from the perspective of a modern newlywed wife. Characters in "The Wedding Present" make several references to the similarities between their situation and the original novel.
A theatrical production of The Picture of Dorian Gray was staged by John Osborne in the mid-1970s.
The musical based on the novel by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, from Gunar Braunke's idea and English-language words, the Hungarian musical composers Mátyás Várkonyi and János Ács make libretto. Music by Mátyás Várkonyi. It was premiered Rock Theatre in 1990. Mátyás Várkonyi’s Rock Theatre toured all over Europe with the musical. The English version of the musical (Duncan Shiels) premiered in London in 1995. The German-language version of Dorian Gray (Michael Kunze,Gunar Braunke) toured in Germany for years, and also in the Netherlands, France and Switzerland.
The Canadian playwright Ted Dykstra, along with lyricist Steven Mayoff, wrote a musical titled Dorian based upon the book. The musical premiered in 2002 and is set in the late 1900s, with the character of Dorian transformed from a member of the idle rich to an aspiring young model.
In 2006, a Czech musical based on the novel premiered in Prague.
In 2007, Australian production house Diatomic Productions commissioned playwrights Greg Eldridge and Liam Suckling to adapt the novel into a 3 act play. The world premiere of this work (held on May 22, 2008) sold out its season before Opening Night and returned to a second season of sell-out shows as part of the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival in October.
A musical adaptation of the book by young theatre company Kangaroo Court ran at the Tabard theatre, Chiswick in 2008. The updated version centres on celebrity obsession and excesses.
In 2000, Dorian, a musical with book, music & lyrics by Richard Gleaves, premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House starring Tom Stuart and Sutton Foster (as the invented character of Sister Claire)
Dorian the Remarkable Mister Gray: A Portrait in Music, is a new stage musical version of, with music, lyrics, and book by Randy Bowser. The work had its premiere at Pentacle Theatre in Salem, Oregon, in 2008. A Russian version is being produced in Moscow, at The Stas Namin Cente]. The show is represented exclusively by Michael Butler, the original producer of Hair on Broadway.
In January 2009, Dorian Gray was adapted and directed by Linnie Reedman, with music by Joe Evans. Produced by Ruby In The Dust, the show returned to The Leicester Square theatre with an all-star cast on 26 June 2009, and again re-staged in March 2010 under the title of The Extraordinary Cabaret of Dorian Gray.