England’s “Stately Homo” Gets Reprise


According to the London Times, John Hurt (pictured) will reprise one of his most famous roles 33 years on when he dons Quentin Crisp’s cravat once more in a sequel to “The Naked Civil Servant.” ITV is to produce “An Englishman in New York,” a new 90-minute drama, in which Hurt, whom Crisp used to refer to as “my representative on earth,” reprises his acclaimed role as the maverick gay icon. (The movie title is taken from Sting’s song about Crisp.) The new film, which follows Crisp’s life in his adopted home through the 80s and 90s, is based on the writer’s own recollections and those of his friends. For my money, the sequel looks to cover a lot of the same ground trod by Jonathan Nossiter in his excellent 1990 documentary, “Resident Alien.” But we’ll see.

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