STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Glenn Close in ALBERT NOBBS

By: Sep. 09, 2011
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In Glenn Close's latest film she stars as Albert Nobbs- a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some twenty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself lost in a prison of her own making. Close previously won an Obie Award for playing the Nobbs character Off-Broadway in Simone Benmussa's theatrical interpretation of Moore's short story, "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs.

Rodrigo Garcia directs from a script that Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville and Glenn Close adapted from a short story by Irish author, George Moore. Albert Nobbs marks Close's feature film producing debut. For television she has executive produced such projects as South Pacific, the acclaimed Sarah, Plain and Tall trilogy and her Emmy Award-winning turn in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story.

The movie will be released in theatres on September 18.

Click below to catch a sneak peek of Close in the film.

Glenn Close made her professional theater and Broadway debut in Love for Love. Other early stage credits include The Crucifer of Blood and The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, for which she won an Obie Award. Close's first Tony Award nomination came for her role in the musical Barnum, and she subsequently won Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden.

For her portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, Close won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award. She would later reteam with the show's director, Trevor Nunn, in London for his Royal National Theatre revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

She has been honored with a Crystal Award from Women in Film; a GLAAD Media Award; a People's Choice Award; the National Association of Theatre Owners' Female Star of the Year award at ShoWest and a Gotham Award for her contributions to the New York independent filmmaking community.