Glenn Close

A six-time Academy Award nominee, Glenn Close completed filming last year on the sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday, The Girl With All the Gifts, Wilde Wedding and the comedy Bastards. All are due for release in 2017. Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp, earning her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review as well as her first Academy Award nomination. She was subsequently Oscar-nominated for The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (for which she was also a BAFTA Award nominee).

Close received her sixth Academy Award nomination in 2012, along with Golden Globe and SAG nominations, for Albert Nobbs. She wrote the screenplay with Man Booker prize-winning novelist John Banville. Close was also a producer on the film and composed the lyrics for the Golden Globe and World Soundtrack-nominated song, Lay Your Head Down. For Albert Nobbs, she received the Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) as Best Foreign Actress, was voted Best Actress at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival, and was honoured for her performance by the San Sebastian Film Festival (Donostia Award), Hollywood Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival and the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Glenn Close plays Edith de Haviland; Sophia's great-aunt, sister of Aristide Leonides' first wife, Marcia de Haviland, and the current matriarch.

Nothing better than a great story with interesting characters… I was told by Agatha Christie‚Äôs grandson that this was indeed her favorite book perhaps her most original.
Glenn Close
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