Joining the ranks of Barbara Streisand in Yentl and Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria, Glenn Close plays a woman disguised as a man in her new film Albert Nobbs. She recently rocked a short haircut, suit, and tie on the set of the movie in Dublin, Ireland.
Albert Nobbs is set for release in 2011. In the film, based on a short story by George Moore, Close plays the title character of an 19th century English woman who dresses up as a male butler to try to get a job in Ireland. Close played Albert Nobbs in an off-Broadway stage production of the story and co-wrote the screenplay for the film version.
Close, 63, stars in the television drama Damages and has been nominated for Oscars for her roles in 1980s films such as Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction*. She is also known for playing Cruella de Vil in Disney’s 1996 live-action movie 101 Dalmations and its 2000 sequel. Close had a cameo role as a male pirate in the 1991 Steven Spielberg film “Hook”.
* Looking like this, Glenn can boil my bunny any time.
(Thanks to Towle Road for the photo tip.)