Glenn Close Holds a Secret as 'Albert Nobbs'
By DAVID WEINER
May 10, 2012
A man with a secret; a woman with a dream… Glenn Close brings gender-bending to the Victorian Age in her incredible Albert Nobbs, coming to DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, and we have an exclusive deleted scene from the critically acclaimed film.
In the touching scene, Albert attempts to blend in as one of the guys at a pub, finds himself struggling to smoke a cigarette credibly -- and then fields Dr. Halloran's (Brendan Gleeson) innocent line of questioning, asking if Albert has any secrets. The moment is all the more compelling because we know that Albert indeed has a big secret.
Adapted from a short story by Irish author George Moore, Albert Nobbs casts the multiple Oscar nominee Close as the title character, a woman passing herself off as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. But after posing as the opposite gender for three decades, she finds herself in a bizarre love triangle -- and trapped in a prison of her own making.
Albert Nobbs is also available as a digital download and On Demand May 15.