An Englishman in New York is a 2009 biographical drama film that chronicles the English gay writer Quentin Crisp's later years spent in New York City. It is a follow-up to the 1975 TV movie The Naked Civil Servant, with John Hurt reprising his role as Crisp. The film takes its title from "Englishman in New York", a song about Crisp written by Sting for his 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun.

Plot Edit

The film follows Quentin Crisp’s move in the late 1970s from London to New York City, where he was embraced by celebrities and artists.[1]

Cast Edit

  • John Hurt as Quentin Crisp[1]
  • Denis O'Hare as Phillip Steele (an amalgam character based on Crisp's friends Phillip Ward and Tom Steele)
  • Jonathan Tucker as Patrick Angus], an American artist and Crisp's friend[1]
  • Swoosie Kurtz as Connie Clausen, Crisp's agent[1]
  • Cynthia Nixon as Penny Arcade, a performance artist and playwright who takes an interest in Crisp[1]

Awards Edit

In 2010, An Englishman in New York was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series" during the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.[2]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Schreiber, Dominic. "Cynthia Nixon joins 'Englishman'", Variety (magazine), 22 August 2008. Retrieved on 24 September 2008. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. 
  2. 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards – English Language Nominees. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (2010). Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved on 21 February 2010.

External links Edit

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