TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Glenn Close on the red carpet for the gala presentation of Albert Nobbs
Glenn Close is in town promoting her latest flick, Albert Nobbs, directed by Rodrigo Garcia. The film is dear to Close’s heart: she first starred in the off-Broadway production of The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs in 1982, whereupon she become obsessed with her role as a 19th-century woman who lived her life as a male butler in Dublin. Since starring in the play, Close has worked to bring Albert Nobbs to film, finally shooting the movie last winter in Ireland. Close starred, produced, and co-wrote the script with Man Booker winner John Banville. And yet, the red carpet premiere last night felt a little sparse. Close was there in all her glory, as was her daughter Annie Starke and co-star Janet McTeer, but rising star Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson, all in the film, were notably absent. See our photo gallery, after the jump.