Glenn Close Will Not Play Susan Boyle in Biopic
By Andrew Gans
Although London's The Sun recently reported Tony and Emmy winner Glenn Close would play Susan Boyle — the singer who became a worldwide phenomenon following her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" during an audition for "Britain's Got Talent" — in a film about Boyle's life, that information is incorrect.
A spokesperson for the award-winning actress told Playbill.com, "This was a complete rumor from a tabloid paper in the UK [and is] not remotely true."
Close, an Emmy winner for her work on "Damages," won her three Tonys for her performances in Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden and The Real Thing. The actress, known for such movies as "Fatal Attraction," "Dangerous Liaisons," and the Mel Gibson "Hamlet," also appeared onstage in The Play What I Wrote, Benefactors, The Crucifer of Blood, Rex and Barnum — for which she earned her first Tony nomination. She starred in TV versions of South Pacific (opposite Harry Connick, Jr. in 2001) and The Lion in Winter (with Patrick Stewart in 2003).
Boyle's initial performance on "Britain's Got Talent" became a worldwide YouTube hit, as did her performance of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" on "America's Got Talent." Her albums include "I Dreamed a Dream" and the recent "The Gift."
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