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An Englishman in New York

75 min | Argentina:74 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Germany:74 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Richard Laxton
4 wins & 7 nominations
Country: UK
Filming Locations: Ham House, Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
John Hurt
Quentin Crisp
Denis O'Hare
Phillip Steele
Jonathan Tucker
Patrick Angus
Cynthia Nixon
Penny Arcade
Swoosie Kurtz
Connie Clausen
Nick Adams
Dim Man
Jeff Applegate
Silver Bramham
Twinkle Burke
Audience Member # 3
David Douglas
Audience Member # 5
Benjamin Eakeley
Young Man (as Benjamin Eakley)
Alex C. Ferrill
Audience Member # 1
Amy Gaipa
Audience Member # 2
Robert Gomes
Angry Gay Man
Craig muMs Grant
DJ (as Craig 'muMs' Grant)
Stephen Guarino
Andrew Halliday
Chat Show Host
Blake Hammond
NY Party Host
Peter Simon Hilton
Quentin's London Agent
Ted Koch
US Immigration Officer
Arlene A. McGruder
Large Woman
Richard Joseph Paul
Larry Speakes
Craig Ramsay
'Unfriendly' Clone (as Craig Ramsey)
Peter Reardon
Art Gallery Owner
Leslie Shenkel
Audience Member # 4
Joseph Basile
Gay Buff Guy (uncredited)
Monika Baskiewicz
Phillip Steele's Secretary (uncredited)
Kevin Cannon
White House Cameraman (uncredited)
Justin Doescher
Art Dealer (uncredited)
Kara Emry
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Daniel Fainman
Fan (uncredited)
Kathryn Gerhardt
80s Diner Waitress (uncredited)
Bobby Guarino
Cook - 80s&90s (uncredited)
Johnathan Hallgrey
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Richard Hecht
Diner Owner (uncredited)
Clover Honey
Drag Queen (uncredited)
Tanzeel Kayani
Audience Member
Ashley Klein
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma
Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
William McMichael
Shopper's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Jean Orlando
Diner Owner (uncredited)
Gregg Payne
Tom (uncredited)
Trina Rose
Extra (uncredited)
Douglas Schneider
Reporter (uncredited)
Timothy Sekk
Denn Wise
1st Asst. Dir. Character (uncredited)
Did you know?
John Hurt also plays this character in the TV movie from 1975, The Naked Civil Servant. Quentin Crisp said of John hurt that he was his representative here on earth.
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A continuation concerning the latter part of his life in New York City during the 1980s and 1990s.
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The film is named after Sting's song "Englishman in New York" (the song is about Quentin Crisp).
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Quentin Crisp: Buying is more American than thinking.
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Chat Show Host: His extraordinary story, The Naked Civil Servant, which was broadcast last night has been described as the triumph of the resolute individual against the faceless multitude. He is Mr. Quentin Crisp.
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Quentin Crisp: Persistence is your greatest weapon. It is in the nature of barriers that they fall. Do not seek to become like your opponents. You have the burden and the great joy of being outsiders. Every day you live as a kind of triumph. This you should cling onto. You should make no effort to try and join society. Stay right where you are. Give your name and serial number and wait for society to form itself around you. Because it will most certainly will. Neither look forward where there is doubt nor backward where this is regret. Look inward and ask not if there is anything outside that you want but whether there is anything inside that you have not yet unpacked.
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Photos from cast
Michael Sirow