Irish Film Academy Chooses Glenn Close as 'Best International Actress' for ALBERT NOBBS

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.

For the role, Close was awarded the Irish Film And Television Academy's best international actress award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 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."

Other nominees in the category were Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton for We Need To Talk About Kevin and Kirsten Wiig for Bridesmaids.

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.

Other winners for the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards included Ryan Gosling, John Michael McDonagh and Michael Fassbender; read the Hollywood Reporter article here.

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