The BAFTA-winning adaptation of Quentin Crisp's best-selling autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant features an arguably career-best performance by John Hurt as Crisp a flamboyant homosexual trying to live an openly gay lifestyle in the intolerant pre-war years. Funny, tragic and, at times, heart-warming, this unflinching story of an unconventional man is strongly directed by the multi-award-winning Jack Gold. It is featured here in a brand-new restoration from original film elements, in its original full-screen aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary with... John Hurt, director Jack Gold and executive producer Verity Lambert Seven Men: Quentin Crisp a Granada profile from 1971 Mavis Catches Up with Quentin Crisp an interview from 1989 Image gallery Philip Mackie's original script [PDF] [show more]
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Made-for-TV drama directed by Jack Gold and starring John Hurt as Quentin Crisp. The film traces the life of the flamboyant and eccentric Crisp, a homosexual British man, as he grows up and grows old in a conservative society which treats his sexuality as a criminal offence. The cast also includes John Rhys-Davies, Roger Lloyd Pack and Stanley Lebor.