Close to receive Palm Springs honour

The actress will follow in the footsteps of Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood and Dame Helen Mirren when she’s honoured at the 23rd annual gala in California in January (12).

Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner says, “Glenn Close has the gift of mesmerising an audience whenever she performs.

“Since her film debut in 1982, Close’s ability to capture the essence of a character is unparalleled, be it a femme fatale, a notorious stalker or the trusted aide to a president. To this star, a superstar in every sense of the word, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the 2011 Career Achievement Award to her (sic).”