An Englishman in New York (film)

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An Englishman in New York
Directed by Richard Laxton
Produced by Amanda Jenks
Written by Brian Fillis
Starring John Hurt
Denis O'Hare
Jonathan Tucker
Swoosie Kurtz
Cynthia Nixon
Music by Paul Englishby
Release date
  • 7 February 2009 (2009-02-07) (Berlinale)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

An Englishman in New York is a 2009 biographical film that chronicles the years gay English writer Quentin Crisp spent in New York City, starring John Hurt reprising his role as Crisp from The Naked Civil Servant (1975). The film takes its title from "Englishman in New York", a song about Crisp written by Sting for the 1987 album ...Nothing Like the Sun.


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]



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]


  1. ^ a b c d e Schreiber, Dominic (22 August 2008). "Cynthia Nixon joins 'Englishman'". Variety. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 24 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 21 February 2010. 

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