Share:  

Cast & Crew

Browse more filmmakers:  

Glenn Close

Mrs. Wittenborn

Glenn Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp. Her performance in the film earned her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review as well as an Academy Award nomination.

She has since been Oscar-nominated for her performances in Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill; Barry Levinson's The Natural; Adrian Lyne's smash Fatal Attraction; and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (for which she was also a BAFTA Award nominee).

Ms. Close's other films include Richard Marquand's Jagged Edge (one of several movies in which she was costumed by Evening costume designer Ann Roth); Barbet Schroeder's Reversal of Fortune; Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990); István Szabó's Meeting Venus (on which Evening director Lajos Koltai was the cinematographer); Ron Howard's The Paper; Stephen Herek's 101 Dalmatians and Kevin Lima's 102 Dalmatians; Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One; Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune; Rose Troche's The Safety of Objects; Merchant Ivory's Le Divorce; Chris Terrio's Heights; and Rodrigo García's Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her and Nine Lives.

She has been nominated eight times for a Golden Globe Award, winning for her performance in Andrei Konchalovsky's telefilm remake of The Lion in Winter (which also earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award).

The latter is among the television projects she has starred that have brought her ten Emmy Award nominations, with a win for her portrayal of real-life hero Margarethe Cammermeyer in Jeff Bleckner's Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (which Ms. Close executive-produced). Her most recent Emmy Award nomination came for the dramatic series The Shield, on which she starred in a season-long story arc.

Ms. Close's current television project is the series Damages. The legal thriller, in which she stars as litigator Patty Hewes, is in production for a summer 2007 debut.

Her other notable telefilms include Jack Hofsiss' taped staging of The Elephant Man; Randa Haines' Something About Amelia; Jack Gold's Stones for Ibarra; Christopher Reeve's In the Gloaming (for which she won a CableACE Award); Richard Pearce's telefilm musical remake of South Pacific, in which she starred and sang as Nellie Forbush, and which she executive-produced; and, starring opposite Christopher Walken, the Sarah, Plain and Tall trilogy (directed, alternately, by Glenn Jordan and Joseph Sargent), all of which Ms. Close executive-produced.

She made her professional theater and Broadway debut with Harold Prince's revival of Love for Love. Her many subsequent stage credits include Paul Giovanni's The Crucifer of Blood, which was the first time she was costumed by Evening costume designer Ann Roth; and Simone Benmussa's adaptation of The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, for which she won an Obie Award.

Ms. Close's first Tony Award nomination came for her role in Joe Layton's musical Barnum; she subsequently won Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden, both directed by Mike Nichols.

For her portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Sunset Boulevard, Ms. Close won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and a Dramalogue Award. She would later reteam with the show's director, Trevor Nunn, for his Royal National Theatre revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

She has been honored with a Crystal Award from Women in Film; a GLAAD Media Award; a People's Choice Award; the National Association of Theatre Owners' Female Star of the Year award at ShoWest; and a Gotham Award, for her contributions to the New York independent filmmaking community.

Ms. Close is a trustee emeritus of The Sundance Institute, with which she has been associated for over sixteen years. Ms. Close is a trustee of The Wildlife Conservation Society, and actively supports the Riverkeeper Alliance.