Clooney, Legend, 'Wire' star among attendees at Obama state dinner

If President Obama didn't have enough big names at his last dinner honoring South Korea in October, he sure is making up for it as he honors British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday night.

Actors George Clooney and Damien Lewis (the star of one of Obama's favorite shows, "Homeland") are expected to attend the black-tie dinner. They will be alongside singer John Legend, movie studio boss Harvey Weinstein, Richard Branson and billionaire Warren Buffett (minus his much publicized secretary.)

ADVERTISEMENT
Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who happens to be one of Obama's biggest campaign bundlers and born in England, will be on hand, as will other media-types, including Charlie Rose and Gwen Ifill of PBS.

Lots of lawmakers in the house, too: Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryJohn Kerry to NYU Abu Dhabi: We can't address world problems by 'going it alone' Juan Williams: Trump's dangerous lies on Iran Pompeo: US tried, failed to achieve side deal with European allies MORE (D-Mass.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMcConnell sees Ohio in play as confidence about midterms grows   Protect air ambulance services that fill the health care access gap in rural America Dems seek to chip away at Trump’s economic record MORE (D-Mo.) and Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer'Right to try' is a win for patient rights and President Trump Overnight Finance: White House planning new tax cut proposal this summer | Schumer wants Congress to block reported ZTE deal | Tech scrambles to comply with new data rules OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump MORE (D-N.Y.), along with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Mumford and Sons will perform at the dinner, which will also be attended by Carey Mulligan, Idris Elba of "The Wire" (another of Obama's favorite shows) and Hugh Bonneville of "Downton Abbey."