Albert Nobbs (15) Rodrigo Garcia DVD/Blu-ray (113mins)


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Glenn Close, resembling a waxwork, plays Albert Nobbs, a shy waiter in a 19th-century Dublin hotel, while Janet McTeer is the spirited Mr Page, a painter who soon clocks Nobbs’s real gender.

 The two cross-dressers befriend Mia Wasikowska’s saucy young maid and they form a plan to leave their life of servitude. This was a labour of love for Close, but unfortunately her cockney manservant is far too vacant and creepy to garner much empathy; McTeer is far more convincing.