Glenn Close has admitted that she is "ready to move on" from Damages.

The legal drama - which stars Close as ruthless lawyer Patty Hawes - will conclude after the upcoming fifth season. The fourth season ran recently on RTÉ Two.

"I don't know if I ever truly say totally goodbye to these characters," Close told The Huffington Post. "I think they . . . reside in me somewhere.

"Patty can be kind of dark and I'm not sorry to see the kind of the darker side go. But . . . I'm ready to move on."

Close - who also starred in the fourth season of FX drama The Shield - added that she is unlikely to return to television full-time following the end of Damages.

"I don't think I would do another series," she said. "I feel a great sense of closure in that I think this [final] season is a really good one. It has some great stuff about Patty and her life that people don't really know, reasons for her behaviour."

But the Oscar-nominated actress was enthusiastic about the possibility of a Damages movie and would clearly like to play Patty on the big screen.

"Absolutely, [I'd do a film]," she said. "I think she's a good character. She can hold her own in any room and I like that."