Have lunch with Jeremy Irons at the Hudson Union Society on Friday, May 8, 2009
Jeremy Irons is considered one of the world's great actors, having won the Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards.
On the silver screen, he has starred in such films as Eragon with Jon Malkovich and Djimon Hounsou, Casanova co-starred opposite Heath Ledger, David Lynch's Inland Empire, Being Julia opposite Annette Bening, The Merchant of Venice, co-starring Al Pacino, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven co-starred opposite Orlando Bloom, Appaloosa with Viggo Mortensen and Renee Zellweger, Man in the Iron Mask, in which he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Mission with Robert De Niro. Irons played opposite Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman, David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, M. Butterfly, Lolita, Die Hard with a Vengeance, co-starring Bruce Willis, and Reversal of Fortune with Glenn Close - the film based on Claus von Bulow. For this performance, Irons received the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
On television Irons performance as Charles Ryder in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Actor, and nominations for an Emmy and a British Academy Award. Irons co-starred with Helen Mirren in HBOâ€™s Elizabeth I. His portrayal of the Earl of Leicester won him the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie of Miniseries.
He made his Broadway debut in 1984 in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing opposite Glenn Close, for which he won both the Drama League Award and Tony Award for Best Actor. Impressionism opened on Broadway in 2009. This new Broadway play, written by Michael Jacobs and directed by Jack O'Brien, features Irons as Thomas Buckle. Joan Allen co-stars. Impressionism is produced by Bill Haber and is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Join us for this rare and intimate lunch with one of the world's greatest actors, Jeremy Irons. The event will quickly reach capacity. Early RSVPs are suggested here.