Jeremy Irons in Embers
Jeremy Irons in Embers
Tony Award and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons will star as former prime minister Harold Macmillan in the world premiere of Never So Good, a new play by Howard Brenton, which begins performances at the National Theatre in March.

The National will also host Juliette Binoche, an Oscar winner for The English Patient, in a new dance-based piece, created by choreographer Akram Khan. Ralph Fiennes -- who co-starred with Binoche in The English Patient -- will take on the title role in Oedipus, helmed by Jonathan Kent, who directed the actor in his Tony Award-winning performance of Hamlet; and Vanessa Redgrave will star in the stage adaptation of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, directed by David Hare, which earned her a 2007 Tony nomination.

Irons' many stage credits include Embers, A Little Night Music, and The Real Thing. He won the Academy Award for Reversal of Fortune, and his other films include Betrayed, Damage, Being Julia, Dead Ringers, and The French Lieutenant's Woman. He won the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his work in HBO's Elizabeth I.

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