Photo Coverage: Jeremy Irons on the West End in Embers

Embers, a new play by Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) starring Tony and Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, began performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on February 15th and opened on March 1st. The show marks the first full-scale London production in which Irons has performed since 1986.

Embers is helmed by Tony Award-winner Michael Blakemore (Copenhagen, Kiss Me, Kate). Irons plays Henrik in the show, which is based on a novel by Sandor Marai and also features Jean Boht and Patrick Malahide. "Exploring themes of love, friendship and betrayal, Embers is set in war torn Europe in 1940, in a Hungarian castle, where retired general Henrik awaits the arrival of Konrad (Malahide), a friend he has not seen for several decades," according to press notes. "The fateful day was over 30 years before when Konrad had abruptly deserted a hunting party he was on with his lifelong friend Henrik. The following day Konrad mysteriously fled Vienna leaving behind his two inseparable friends - Henrik and his beautiful wife Kriztina (Boht). The passing of so many years has not dulled Henrik's memory of that day nor answered the questions that still haunt him," according to press notes.

Photos supplied by Retna Ltd.


Jeremy Irons


Jeremy Iron and Jean Boht


Jean Boht


Jeremy Irons


Patrick Malahide and Jeremy Irons


Jeremy Irons


Patrick Malahide


Jeremy Irons and Patrick Malahide


Patrick Malahide and Jeremy Irons


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