Stage and screen icon Glenn Close stars in a semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at ENO’s London Coliseum.
Glenn Close is an American stage, film and television actress widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She has won three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations.
Close who originated the role of Norma Desmond in the LA and Broadway productions, will make her West End debut as well as her first reprisal of the role for UK audiences. Close previously won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award for the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard directed by Trevor Nunn.
Glenn Close made her professional theatre debut in Harold Prince’s 1974 revival of Love for Love on Broadway. Her other early stage credits include The Crucifer of Blood and The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, for which she won an Obie Award. She was also the winner of Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden, both directed by Mike Nichols and Sunset Boulevard. In 2002 she was reunited with Trevor Nunn for his National Theatre revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Glenn Close returned to Broadway in November of 2014 for the first time in 20 years to lead the cast of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance.
Close is a six-time Academy Award nominated actress and has appeared in more than 35 films including The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, and Albert Nobbs which she co-produced and for which she co-wrote the screenplay.
Close has also produced and starred in nine movies for TV including the Sarah, Plain and Tall series for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Close won Emmy Awards for her performances in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story and the TV series Damages, which earned her a Golden Globe Award as well.
Close also received a SAG Award for her performance as Eleanor in The Lion in Winter. Her upcoming films include What Happened to Monday, Wilde Wedding and She Who Brings Gifts.
Sunset Boulevard will play a limited run of 43 performances from 1 April 2016 until 7 May 2016 at the London Coliseum.