"It was a very necessary part of our friendship but I think we both concluded that that wasn't what we really wanted to do.
) (born 28 February 1988, in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechoslovakia now Czech Republic) is a Czech singer-songwriter, musician and actress.
Glen Hansard, the Irish musician and star of the Oscar-winning film "Once," tells the Sydney Morning Herald that he and his co-star and musical collaborator, Marketa Irglova, have broken up after dating two years.
In September 2011, he played at Pearl Jam's 20th Anniversary Festival PJ20 at the Alpine Valley Theatre outside of East Troy, Wisconsin.
Hansard plays several guitars, including a very recognisable battered Takamine NP15 acoustic guitar (even sporting a large hole), which he calls "The Horse".
Irglová co-wrote many of the songs for the film including "Falling Slowly", which received an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The film won the World Cinema Audience Award for a dramatic film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
Hansard has recorded several cover songs, both alone and with band member Colm Mac Con Iomaire, for the Today FM discs Even Better than the Real Thing. In the summer of 2011, he joined Eddie Vedder on his American solo tour in support of Vedder's solo album, Ukulele Songs.