by A.R. Gurney
MON, AUG 6th @ 8:00PM
Mark Cortale Presents Oscar Nominee and Emmy Winner PATRICIA CLARKSON & Star of Mad Men BRIAN BATT in the play LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney for one night only directed by Tom Cianfichi. Our 2018 Town Hall series is raising funds for Sandy Hook Promise https://www.sandyhookpromise.org
Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson takes on roles as varied as the platforms for which she plays them. This multi-faceted approach makes her one of today’s most respected actresses. Clarkson was also nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in 2014’s The Elephant Man opposite Bradley Cooper.
Clarkson’s continuous innovative work in independent film most recently earned her the 2018 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Sally Potters film The Party. In 2010 she received rave reviews for her starring role in the award winning romantic drama, Cairo Time, which put her career in the American spotlight. She won the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards. In 2003, her role in Pieces of April earned her nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit awards. The National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics named her Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in Pieces of April and The Station Agent.
She will next be seen in and the independent film drama Jonathan, opposite Ansel Elgort and hotly anticipated HBO show Sharp Objects alongside Amy Adams and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Clarkson was most recently seen in Isabel Coixets The Bookshop, the final installment of the Maze Runner trilogy, in a major arc on the fifth season of the acclaimed Netflix drama House of Cards and Sally Potters film The Party, for which she won the 2018 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Clarkson is currently filming the sixth and final season of House of Cards and just completed filming the detective film Out of Blue based on the Martin Amis novel, in which she plays the lead character. She will next film Light on Broken Glass in the leading role; it will be her third collaboration with director Isabel Coixet.
In 2014 she starred alongside Sir Ben Kingsley in Learning to Drive directed by Isabel Coixet. The film won runner up honors for the Peoples Choice Award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in August 2015 and opened to critical acclaim. Other recent films include the timely thriller The East, opposite Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgård, the comedy Friends with Benefits, in which she co-stars with Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and the Lone Scherfig directed drama, One Day with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. In 2010, she was seen in the box office hit Easy A.
Clarkson and the cast of Good Night, and Good Luck. with George Clooney and David Straithairn, received both Screen Actors Guild and Gotham Award nominations for Best Ensemble. Far From Heaven won her a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress, All The Real Girls won her a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and The Safety of Objects earned her an Acting Prize at the Deauville Film Festival. The Green Mile earned Clarkson and cast (including Tom Hanks and James Cromwell) a Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Award nomination, and High Art earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Supporting Actress.
Other film credits include: Martin Scorsese’s thriller Shutter Island, Woody Allen’s Whatever Works and Vicky Christina Barcelona, Blind Date with Stanley Tucci, Elegy, No Reservations, All The Kings Men, Lars and the Real Girl, Simply Irresistible, The Pledge, Jumanji, Rocket Gibraltar and The Untouchables.
In 2011, Clarkson was seen in Lifetimes Five, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on peoples lives directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris. She previously guest starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under, for which she won an Emmy in 2002 and again in 2006.