MOVIES ABOUT QUENTIN CRISP
Quentin Crisp performed in several movies. Click here to see a list of those movies.
Other filmmakers have been inspired to make movies about him. Read about them below!
|AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp
THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT
John Hurt won a BAFTA award for his role
in this film which is based on Quentin Crisp's
autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant.
Hilarious and shocking for its day, this film was a
breakthrough in TV's treatment of homosexuality.
The BBC declined the offer to make it, while the IBA
censored a line from Philip Mackie's witty script:
"Sexual intercourse is a poor substitute
The director Jack Gold scooped a BAFTA too.
Verity Lambert executive produced,
while Carl Davis composed the music.
At age 73, Quentin Crisp moved to the States
where became an "Englishman in New York."
In Resident Alien, director Jonathan Nossiter
follows Mr. Crisp about the streets of Manhattan,
where he seems very much at home, wearing eye
shadow, appearing on a makeshift stage, making and
repeating wry observations, talking to John Hurt,
and dining with friends.
Others who know Quentin Crisp comment on him,
on his life as an openly gay man with an effeminate
manner, and on his place in the history of gays' social
struggle. The portrait that emerges is one of absolute
wit and of suffering.
Resident Alien is available from New Video.
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This documentary, Becoming Quentin, follows
David Leddick in the process of creating his
one-man musical stage show about his
twenty-year friendship with Quentin Crisp:
Quentin & I.
Also included on this recording is rare footage
of Quentin Crisp performing his own one-man
show, An Evening with Quentin Crisp.
THE SIGNIFICANT DEATH
OF QUENTIN CRISP
Tim Fountain interviews family and friends about
the last days of Quentin Crisp in this short film
called The Significant Death of Quentin Crisp.
Also included in this documentary is footage from
"Meeting with Mr. Crisp", a short film by Nathan
Evans, which is about when Tim Fountain and Bette
Bourne traveled from London to New York City to
interview Quentin Crisp in preparation for the stage
adaptation of Mr. Crisp's book Resident Alien. This
is Mr. Fountain's first encounter with Mr. Crisp.
Directed by Nathan Evans and presented by Tim
Fountain, The Significant Death of Quentin Crisp
was first broadcast on Channel Four in 2001.