The first official look at Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs
Get you’re first official look at Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs. I think she looks scarily like Robin William’s Bicentennial Man, but that’s probably just me. The movie sees the star as a British woman who is forced to dress as a man in order to land a job as an Irish butler.
Based on the George Moore short story the film stars Sir Michael Gambon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aaron Johnson and Mia Wasikowska, in addition to 5 time Oscar nominee Close. In Treatment director Rodrigo García is the man behind the camera, with Close also credited as a producer and co-writer.
The film was filmed on the streets of Dublin and will be released in Ireland towards the end of the year.
19th 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.