During the promotional tour, he and Irglová began dating.
The Tony Award-winning musical Once, which starts performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on Tuesday, is a bittersweet riff on the archetypal boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl story.
The family hosted a welcoming party upon the bands arrival in their home town.
Marketa Irglová is an Academy Award winning musician and actor born in Valasske Mezirici in the Czech Republic on February 28, 1988.
co-star and bandmate Marketa Irglova, but each of those wins came with a price: Hansard and Irglova found it difficult to navigate their post-awards fame (and in one memorable conversation in the documentary, Hansard scraps with his Oscar-obsessed parents), which eventually led to several fights and the dissolution of their relationship.
Hansard hasn't given any interviews about the movie until now, but as Vulture found out, he had plenty to say about that time in his life, and how he and Irglova have moved on since — she, with new husband Tim Iseler.
For his part, Hansard responded to news of Irglova’s nuptials with characteristic grace, enthusiastically wishing the newlyweds a happy marriage.
When he left school to busk at 13, all Glen Hansard wanted was to make a living.