Glenn Close is lookin like a man in the first photo from The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close is the leading man in her own project, ALBERT NOBBS.

To be honest, if I had just seen this picture (/Film via Daily Mail) sans text, I would have thought it was a man who looked a lot like Glenn Close. Talk about getting into character...

Close has been trying to get this film off the ground for about fifteen years now. The story of an English woman who disguises herself as a male butler to find work comes from a short story by Irish writer George Moore. Close knew the role would be a challenge, "I believe in this story and its potential to take everyone on a sensuous, funny, heart-breaking, wildly unexpected ride." Rodrigo Garcia (NINE LIVES) is helming a script co-written by Close and novelist John Banville. Sir Michael Gambon, Aaron Johnson and Mia Wasikowska are also starring.


"Nineteenth century Ireland: a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years – ‘he’ is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man all her life in order to escape this fate. When handsome painter Hubert Page arrives at the hotel, Albert is inspired to try and escape the false life she has created for herself. She gathers her nerves to court beautiful, saucy young maid Helen in whom she thinks she’s found a soul-mate – but Helen’s eye is on a new arrival: handsome, bad-boy Joe, the new handy-man! As Albert dares to hope that she might one day live a normal life, we catch a glimpse of a free-spirited woman who is caught in the wrong time… This humorous but ultimately poignant ensemble story about life ‘below-stairs’ is nothing less than Gosford Park meets Boys Don’t Cry."

Extra Tidbit: Which actor/actress in your opinion did the most drastic change for a role?
Source: Daily Mail



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