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Quentin Crisp (1908–1999)

Quentin Crisp was born Denis Pratt on Christmas Day, 1908, in the London suburb of Sutton. He the youngest of four children; his father was lawyer, mother former nursery governess. In his autobiographical work, "The Naked Civil Servant", he describes a difficult childhood in a rigorously homophobic society. In his early twenties he decided to ... See full bio »

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 2005 Domestic Strangers
Mr. Davis
 2002 American Mod (Short)
 1998 Famous Again
 1998 Men Under Water
 1998 The Electric Urn
 1998 Homo Heights
 1998 Barriers
 1997 Little Red Riding Hood (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 Aunt Fannie (Video short)
Aunt Fannie
 1994 Red Ribbons (Video)
Horace Nightingale III
 1994 Natural Born Crazies
Elderly Man / Narrator
 1993 Philadelphia
Guest at Party (uncredited)
 1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty (TV Movie)
Mr. Isabella
 1989 Ballad of Reading Gaol (Short)
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Ernie Frick
- First Light (1987) ... Ernie Frick
 1985 The Bride
Dr. Zahlus
 1976 Hamlet
 1967 Captain Busby: The Even Tenour of Her Ways (Short)
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TV commercial for Impulse Deodorant (1998)

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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[on "Swann in Love"] Mr. Proust was a wierdo who, although Jewish, was determined to slither like a snake through French society, and who, though (suffering) from nervous disorders, insisted on drinking coffee. See more »


Thomas Massengale, director of the indie production Topsy and Bunker: The Cat Killers (1992), said that Crisp - who played the doorman at a fleabag hotel in a rundown New York City neighborhood quite like his own Bowery neighborhood - was delightful to work with. See more »

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