The only item in the archive under the heading casting, however, it does not seem to work. It would have been interesting to see the reading of the role by Quentin Crisp in the early stages of pre production. Other items on the archive give more insight into his casting but it is a shame as would like to see Crisp at work.
Sally Potter's comments when responding to questions about the casting of Quentin Crisp and Tilda Swinton are insightful. Commenting on Crisp 'He is the true Queen of England', Potter humorously remarks. Tilda Swinton only cast member present and comments on her involvement in the project beginning in 1988, nearly three years before production.