By Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:58 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 01:07 GMT, 1 March 2019
Hollywood legend Glenn Close lost out to Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in Film4 jewel The Favourite for the best actress Oscar — her seventh nomination without winning
Hollywood legend Glenn Close lost out to Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in Film4 jewel The Favourite for the best actress Oscar — her seventh nomination without winning.
But the actress won’t let the disappointment hold her back. I can reveal that production will begin in October on her next big project: the long-awaited film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard.
Lloyd Webber’s show was itself based on Billy Wilder’s seminal 1950 picture, which told the story of Norma Desmond, a delusional, faded silent era movie star, and her predatory behaviour towards an impoverished scriptwriter.
Wilder’s film, set in Desmond’s decrepit shadow-filled Gothic mansion, starred Gloria Swanson and William Holden, and is preserved as part of cinema history by the U.S. National Film Registry.
‘It’s happening at last!’ Close told me at a reception at the Armani boutique on Rodeo Drive, Beverly