Glenn Close to Debut ALFRED NOBBS at Toronto

Glenn Close will be at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs at Roy Thomson Hall, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Entertainment One has gained the Canadian rights to the Irish-set drama. Close plays a woman passing for a man.

The U.S. rights went to Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions.

Garcia directed the adaptation of the 1982 Off-Broadway stage play for which Close won an Obie Award.

"Albert Nobss" also stars Mia Wasikowska, AaRon Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson.

Glenn Close produced with Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Alan Moloney.

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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.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Forchelli

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