Glenn Close to Get Zurich Festival's Golden Icon Award

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The acclaimed actress will present 'The Wife,' about a woman who decides to leave her husband while traveling to a prestigious award ceremony, at the Swiss festival.

Six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close will be honored with the Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon Award, a lifetime achievement honor, at this year's event.

Close, known for her roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, Albert Nobbs and TV's Damages, will receive her award on Oct. 1 in Zurich.

“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zurich Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri.

Close will also present her latest film, The Wife, directed by Bjorn Runge and co-starring Jonathan Pryce and Annie Starke, at the Swiss festival. In an awkward bit of synchronicity, the plot of The Wife has Close playing the partner of an acclaimed writer (Pryce) who decides, while they are traveling to an awards ceremony, to leave her husband. The film's Swedish helmer Runge is perhaps best known for award-winning 2003 drama Daybreak.

The 13th Zurich Film Festival runs Sept. 28-Oct. 8.