Glenn Close Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival

News   Glenn Close Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival
Tony Award winner Glenn Close will receive the 2011 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival Sept. 18 in Spain.

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The ceremony, beginning at 9:30 PM, will be held in the Kursaal Auditorium and will also feature Close's latest film, "Albert Nobbs," in its European premiere.

Directed by Rodrigo García, the movie, according to press notes, "is set in 19th Century Ireland, a society dominated by men where women have no opportunities and are condemned to a life of servitude. The star of the film (Close) is a woman who disguises herself as a man to get a job in a hotel and earn the money she needs to fulfill her dream."

In "Albert Nobbs" Close is featured in a cast that also includes Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Pauline Collins, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Brendan Gleeson.

Close, who also produced the film, won an Obie Award in 1982 for playing the character of Albert Nobbs in The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs Off-Broadway. The play was adapted from the short story of the same name by Simone Benmussa.

The actress is a three-time Tony Award winner for her performances in The Real Thing, Death and the Maiden and Sunset Boulevard. Among her other Broadway credits are Love for Love, The Rules of the Game, Barnum and The Play What I Wrote. Close is also a five-time Oscar nominee for her performances in "The World According to Garp," "Fatal Attraction," "Dangerous Liaisons," "The Natural" and "The Big Chill."

For more information on the San Sebastian Film Festival, visit

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