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Janet McTeer joining “Albert Nobbs” co-star Glenn Close in “Damages” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Glenn Close must have had as much fun filming “Albert Nobbs” with Janet McTeer as we do watching them interact, because it’s just been announced that the latter will join the former’s DirectTV drama as a regular cast member for the fifth and final season.

THR reports that McTeer will play McTeer will play Kate Franklin, “a former colleague of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) who aims to take on her old boss by working for rival Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne).”

McTeer’s an Emmy nominee for HBO’s 2009 mini-series “Into the Storm,” as well as an Academy Award nom for her turn in Gavin O’Connor’s 2000 drama “Tumbleweeds.”

But she has been on our radar this Oscar season for her deft portrayal of a burly woman pretending to be a man (alongside Close) in Rodrigo Garcia’s “Nobbs.” The film played well on the film festival circuit, earning trophies fro Close and substantial buzz for McTeer. Will it continue?

“Albert Nobbs” will open in limited release in December, while “Damages” returns opr its final season next summer.

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One Comment

  • njd
    November 10, 2011 | Permalink |

    Janet McTeer is a brillant actress and deserves all the recognition for her work.

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