Sad tale of how the but­ler did it

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

AL­BERT Nobbs, a 19th cen­tury but­ler, is an odd char­ac­ter – not be­cause he’s in­tensely shy, naive and softly spo­ken, but be­cause he is a she. Not just a she, but Glenn Close. Al­bert Nobbs stars Close as its tit­u­lar char­ac­ter – a wo­man who for most of her life has dressed as a man so she could sur­vive, work­ing hard in a posh Dublin ho­tel as she squir­rels away a for­tune in sav­ings. But when Hu­bert, a painter stay­ing at the ho­tel, not only dis­cov­ers Al­bert’s dis­guise, but re­veals he too, is a she – and mar­ried, what’s more – Al­bert re­alises he too could has a chance at hap­pi­ness. Close has wanted to bring the char­ac­ter to screen since first star­ring as Al­bert in the stage show in 1982. While her per­for­mance has been gen­er­at­ing Os­car buzz, the most

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