Glenn Close was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award (Oscar) for her lead role as Albert Nobbs. It was Close's sixth nomination and sixth loss, and this now ties her with actresses Thelma Ritter and Deborah Kerr for the most consecutive losses for an actress.
When she played the part on stage, Glenn Close did it without make-up, meaning the audience had to imagine what Albert Nobbs might have looked like. She found the film version a whole different experience as she was essentially disguised throughout.
In 2015, Janet McTeer took to the London stage in a production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" in which she played Madame de Merteuil, a role made famous in the film version Dangerous Liaisons (1988) by her co-star Glenn Close.
Glenn Close emailed Pauline Collins when the screenplay was completed, thinking she would be perfect for the part of the haughty hotel manager. The two had remained friends ever since making Paradise Road (1997). Collins leapt at the chance.