Wednesday, December 3, 2014

An Englishman in New York

2009 British Television Movie

Cast: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon and Swoosie Kurtz
Director: Richard Laxton
Writer: Brian Fillis

Celebrated author and raconteur Quentin Crisp is embraced by the New York elite following his high-profile move in the late 1970s from London to Manhattan.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 71% / Audience: 70%

  • DVD: Available


  • BAFTA TV Award nominations for Best Actor (Hurt), Production Design and Costume Design.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Special Teddy Award for Outstanding Performance (Hurt).
  • FilmOut San Diego Festival Awards for Best Actor (Hurt) and Supporting Actress (Nixon).
  • GLAAD Media Award Nomination for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nomination for LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year.
  • Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Feature.

  • The film takes its title from "Englishman in New York", a song about Quentin Crisp written by Sting for his 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun.
  • As well as Quentin Crisp, the film includes characters based on New York artists Patrick Angus and Penny Arcade.

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