Actress Glenn Close is to be honoured by her alma mater in recognition of her contribution to the arts.
The Fatal Attraction star majored in theatre at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and chiefs at the learning establishment have unveiled her as the 2013 recipient of their Cheek Medal Award.
The actress’ biotech entrepreneur husband David Shaw will also pick up the prize in honour of his career achievements.
Close will hold a theatre master class when she accepts the award in September (13), and she is delighted to be returning to her university.
She says, “I’m thrilled to be going back to William & Mary – 39 years after graduating. And I’m very proud to be able to show my husband, David Shaw, the campus that I love so much and to be receiving the Cheek Award as a couple. What I learned at W&M has sustained me through my adult life and kept me curious about many things other than my own profession. David and I are looking forward to meeting students, faculty and the community-at-large and hope we can have a fun and delicious dialogue.”