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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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Orlando
Orlando Queen Elizabeth I
(1992)
The Celluloid Closet
(1995)
Resident Alien
Resident Alien Himself
(1990)

Filmography

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 2000 Quality of Life: The Giuliani Years (Short) (completed)
The Oracle
 2005 Domestic Strangers
Mr. Davis
 2002 American Mod (Short)
Grandma
 1998 Famous Again
 1998 Men Under Water
Joseph
 1998 The Electric Urn
Simon
 1998 Homo Heights
Malcolm
 1998 Barriers
Nathan
 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)
Narrator
 1988 Sting: Englishman in New York (Video short)
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Ernie Frick
- First Light (1987) ... Ernie Frick
 1985 The Bride
Dr. Zahlus
 1976 Hamlet
Polonius
 1967 Captain Busby: The Even Tenour of Her Ways (Short)
Stationmaster
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Personal Quote:

If I have any ambition, other than to be a chronic invalid, is to meet everybody in the world before I die. And I'm not doing badly. See more »

Trivia:

Crisp was the role model (and appears in the music video) for Sting's 1988 single "Englishman in New York", which includes the lyric "be yourself no matter what they say". Sting described Crisp in an interview as "one of the most courageous men I've ever met". He and Sting worked together in The Bride (1985). John Hurt portrays Crisp in An Englishman in New York (2009), a biographical movie about... See more »

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