From Clooney to Clinton, ‘The Wire’ to ‘Downton Abbey’ — Cameron State Dinner is star-studded affair

Stars from "Downton Abbey," "The Wire," and "Homeland" will be there. Hillary Clinton is coming solo. So are George Clooney and Virgin Atlantic chief Richard Branson. Anna Wintour, widely thought to be the inspiration for "The Devil Wears Prada," made the guest list. So did investor Warren "The Oracle of Omaha" Buffett. And an Ohio mom who wrote to President Barack Obama about being the parent of four children who serve in the military.

The White House on Wednesday released the list of guests scheduled to join Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the state dinner in honor of visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha.

There are national security heavyweights—General John Allen, who commands NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

There are U.S. and British foreign policy experts—Cameron's top adviser on world affairs, John Casson; Clinton; and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat John Kerry; and the committee's ranking member, Republican Richard Lugar.

Actor Wendell Pierce (Detective William "Bunk" Moreland in the series "The Wire") will attend as the personal guest of PBS's Gwen Ifill, while his colleague Idris Elba (Russell "Stringer" Bell) is coming stag.

Actor Hugh Bonneville and actress Elizabeth McGovern—who play the couple at the center of the intrigue in "Downton Abbey," the Earl and Countess of Grantham—are attending (separately).

Damian Lewis, a British actor best known for playing Americans as the lead in "Band of Brothers" and "Homeland," was on the list.

Grammy-winning singer John Legend and "Mumford and Sons"—both due to perform—will first join the diners on the presidential mansion's South Lawn.

Pro golfer Rory McIlroy made the cut. So did Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who will shortly be hearing arguments about whether Obama's landmark health care law is constitutional.

And, yes, it's a state dinner even though Cameron—as prime minister and therefore technically head of government, not of state—is here on an official visit. It gets its "state" title from Obama, the host.

Below is the full list of attendees, as released by the White House:



Mr. Gerald Acker, Huntington Woods, MI

Mrs. Caryn Acker

Mr. David Adjaye, New York, NY

Ms. Ashley Jasmine Shaw-Scott

Mr. Mark Alderman, Bryn Mawr, PA

Mrs. Sue Ellen Alderman

General John Allen, Fort Belvoir, VA

Mrs. Katherine Allen

The Honorable Brooke Anderson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, National Security Council

Mr. James Salter

Dr. Jean-Phillipe Austin, Miami, FL

Mrs. Maggie Austin

Mr. Alejandro Baez, Director for NATO and Western European Affairs, National Security Council

Mrs. Linda Ann Baez

Mr. Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, Washington, DC

Ms. Victoria Greenwood

Mr. Philip Barton, London, England

Ms. Amanda Barton

The Honorable Matthew Barzun, Louisville, KY

Mrs. Brooke Barzun

Mr. Tom Bernstein, New York, NY

Mrs. Andrea Bernstein

The Honorable John Berry, Director, Office of Personnel Management

Mr. Curtis Yee

Ms. Gabby Bertin, Press Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

Mr. Hunter Biden, Washington, DC

Mrs. Kathleen Biden

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States

Dr. Jill Biden

The Honorable Rebecca Blank, Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Hanns Kuttner

The Honorable Antony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President

Ms. Evan Ryan, Assistant to the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Mr. John Robinson Block, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA

Ms. Susan Jones-Block

Mr. Neil G. Bluhm, Chicago, IL

Ms. Leslie Bluhm

Mr. David Bohnett, Beverly Hills, CA

Ms. Deborah Borda

Mr. Hugh Bonneville, London, England

Mrs. LuLu Williams

Sir Richard Branson, London, England

The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council

Mrs. Katherine Brennan

Mr. Wally Brewster, Jr., Chicago, IL

Mr. Robert Satawake

Mrs. Leilani Brown, Westbury, NY

Mr. Stanton Brown

Mrs. Elaine Brye, Winona, OH, Mrs. Brye wrote a letter to Mrs. Obama about being a mother of four children who serve in the military. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden's initiative, Joining Forces, focuses on supporting members of the military and their families.

Mr. Courtney William Brye

The Honorable John Bryson, Secretary of Commerce

The Honorable April Susanna Boyd, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ms. Susan Buffett, Omaha, NE

Mr. David Lane

Mr. Warren Buffett, Omaha, NE

Mrs. Astrid M. Buffett

The Honorable William J Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Lisa Carty

Mr. Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post, Washington, DC

Mr. Nicholas Schmit IV

The Honorable Jay Carney, Press Secretary

Ms. Claire Shipman, Senior National Correspondent, ABC

Mr. John Casson, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister

Ms. Cindy Chang, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council

Mr. Marvin D Nicholson, Special Advisor to the President and Trip Director

The Honorable Mark Bradley Childress, Assistant to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning

Mrs. Katherine Childress

The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy

Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

Mr. George Clooney, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Bradford Collins, Langhorne, PA

Ms. Barbara Walsh

Mr. Garrett Copeland, Wilmington, DE

Mrs. Tatiana Copeland

Mr. Jim Crown, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Paula Hannaway Crown

Mr. John Crumpler, Durham, NC

Mrs. Lou Crumpler

Sir Kim Darroch, National Security Advisor, United Kingdom Government

Mr. Benjamin Deardorf, Teacher, Lancaster, PA

Mrs. Amy Deardorf, Teacher

Ms. Sarah Degrandpre, DC Program Director, Youth Service Opportunities Project, Washington, DC

Mr. Paul Shinkman

The Honorable Nancy Ann Min DeParle, Deputy Chief of Staff

Mr. Jason P. DeParle

Mrs. Meredith DeWitt, Harvard, MA

Mr. Terry DeWitt

The Honorable John Dingell, United States Representative

Mrs. Deborah Dingell

The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, National Security Advisor

Ms. Cathy Russell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

Mr. Oliver Dowden, Political Adviser to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Mr. Ted Dwane, Mumford and Sons

Ms. Isabel Soden

Mr. Joe Echevarria, New York, NY

Mrs. AnnaMaria Echevarria, Miami, FL

Mr. Idris Elba, Beverly Hills, CA

Mr. Fred Eychaner, Chicago, IL

Mr. Joseph Falk, Miami, FL

Mr. Mark Scott

Ms. Catherine Fall, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

The Honorable Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting

Ms. Nikki Buffa, Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Fernando, Chicago, IL

Ms. Jennifer Lynn Pelaez, New York, New York

Mr. John Frank, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA

Ms. Delia Jampel

Mr. William Freeman, Nashville, TN

Mrs. Babs Freeman

Mr. Lou Frillman, Seattle, WA

Mrs. Carol Frillman

The Honorable Michael B.G. Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

Ms. Nancy Goodman

Mr. Anthony Gardner, Washington, DC

Mrs. Alejandra Gardner

The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury

Mr. William Gelling, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, United Kingdom Government

Mr. Stephen Gilbert, Political Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

Mr. Timothy E. Gill, Denver, CO

Mr. Scott C. Miller

The Honorable Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mrs. Rachel Gordon

Mr. Chad Griffin, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Jerome Fallon

The Honorable Marc Grossman, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ms. Mildred Patterson

Dr. Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Gutmann

The Right Honorable William Hague, M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom Government

The Honorable Kamala Harris, Attorney General, State of California

Ms. Maya Harris

Mr. Rupert Harrison, Special Advisor to the Chancellor, United Kingdom Government

Mr. Samuel Heins, Wayzata, MN

Ms. Stacey Mills

The Honorable Heather A. Higginbottom, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

Mr. Daniel Alejandro Sepulveda, Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative

Mr. Steve Hilton, Policy Director to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Mr. Don Hinkle, Tallahassee, FL

Ms. Mimi Graham

Mr. Gary Hirshberg, Concord, NH

Mrs. Margaret Hirshberg, Manchester, NH

The Honorable Nancy D. Hogan, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel

Mr. Peter T. Gage

The Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice

Dr. Sharon Malone

Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Ms. April Holmes, Paralympian, Kissimmee, FL

Ms. Estee Portnoy, Bethesda, MA

Ms. Gwen Ifill, PBS, Arlington, VA

Mr. Wendell Pierce, Pasadena, CA

Sir Jony Ive, Senior Vice President, Apple, Inc.

Mr. Tony James, New York, NY

Mrs. Amabel Boyce James

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

The Honorable Martha Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services, Annapolis, MD

Mr. Steve Johnson

Mr. Barry Karas, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Bruce Green

The Honorable Ted Kaufman, former United States Senator

Mrs. Lynne Kaufman

Ms. Katty Kay, BBC World News America, Washington, DC

Mr. Thomas Richard Carver

Mrs. Janet Keller, Laguna Beach, CA

Mr. Bernard Earl Schneider

The Honorable Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Elizabeth Swope

The Honorable John Kerry, United States Senator

Ms. Teresa Heinz Kerry

The Honorable Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration

Mr. James M Coley, Jr.

Mr. Charlie Kireker, Weybridge, VT

Mrs. Marie Kireker

The Honorable Edward Koch, New York, NY

Ms. Diane Mulcahy

Mr. Orin Kramer, New York, NY

Ms. Kerry Kennedy, Mt. Kisco, NY

The Honorable Alan Krueger, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors, Washington, DC

Mrs. Lisa Krueger, Princeton, NJ

Mr. Eric Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Mrs. Lori Lander

Mr. James Lassiter, Los Angeles, CA

Mrs. Mai Lassiter

Ms. Debra Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks, Washington, DC

Mr. Londell McMillan, New York, NY

Mr. John Legend, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Christine Teigen

Mrs. Suzi Levine, Seattle, WA

Mr. Eric Levine

The Honorable Jacob Lew, Chief of Staff

Dr. Ruth Schwartz

Mr. Chuck Lewis, Evanston, IL

Ms. Penny Sebring

Ms. Denise Rosemarie Lewis, Olympian, Buckinghamshire, England

Mr. Damian Lewis, London, England

Ms. Helen McCrory

Mr. Joe Liemandt, Austin, TX

Mrs. Andra Liemandt

Mr. Ed David Llewellyn, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

Mr. Ben Lovett, Mumford and Sons

Ms. Jemima Janey

The Honorable Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

Ms. Katie Thomson

Mr. Jonathan Luff, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Cameron, London, England

The Honorable Richard Lugar, United States Senator

Mrs. Charlene Lugar

General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan, National Security Council

The Honorable Jane Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. James MacGilvray, West Islip, NY

Mrs. Janet MacGilvray

Mr. Laurence Mann, Political Private Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, United States Chief of Protocol

Dr. Robert Marshall

Mr. Winston Marshall, Mumford and Sons

Ms. Susan Cooney

The Honorable Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

The Honorable Danielle Crutchfield, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling and Advance

Mr. Terry McAuliffe, McLean, VA

Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe

The Honorable Claire McCaskill, United States Senator

Mr. Joseph Shepard

The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Mrs. Karin McDonough

Ms. Elizabeth Lee McGovern, London, England

Mr. Simon Adam Curtis

Mr. Rory McIlroy, Professional Golfer, Dublin, Ireland

Mr. Conor Ridge

The Honorable Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Mrs. Carole Miller

Mr. Marcus Mumford, Mumford and Sons

Ms. Carey Mulligan

The Honorable Cecilia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director, Domestic Policy Council

Mr. Amit A. Pandya

Mr. James Murray, Keene, VA

Mrs. Bruce Randolph Murray

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Leonard Napolitano

Mr. Martin Hughes Nesbitt, Chicago, IL

Ms. Anita Kay Blanchard

Ms. Susan Ness, Bethesda, MD

Mr. Lawrence Schneider

The Honorable Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Department of State

Ms. Virginia Moseley, Senior Producer, ABC

Mr. Craig Stewart Oliver, Director of Communications, United Kingdom Government

The Honorable Martin O'Malley, Governor, State of Maryland

The Honorable Katie O'Malley

Mr. George Gideon Osborne, M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom Government

The Honorable Maria Otero, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Joe Eldridge

Mr. Michael Monroe Parham, Seattle, WA

Ms. Hyeok Kim

Mrs. Carol Pensky, Washington, DC

Mr. David Pensky

Mr. Dana Matthew Perlman, Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Hugh Kinsellagh

The Honorable Thomas John Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice

Ms. Kristine Joy Lucius

Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor Recipient

Mrs. Ashley Petry

The Honorable Dan Pfeiffer, Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

The Honorable David Plouffe, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Ms. Olivia Morgan

Mr. John Prendergast, Washington, DC

Mr. Mike Ramos, Chapel Hill, NC

Mrs. Joelle Ramos

The Honorable Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy NSA for Strategic Com and Speechwriting, National Security Council

Ms. Ann Norris

The Honorable Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Mr. Ian Cameron

Mrs. Ellen Richman, Greenwich, CT

Mr. Richard Richman

Mr. Ivan Rogers, Adviser on Europe and Global Issues to Prime Minister Cameron

Lady Ruth Rogers, London, England

Mr. Roo Rogers

Mrs. Ginni Rometty, Armonk, NY

Mr. Mark Rometty, Bonita Spring, FL

Mr. Charlie Rose, Jr., Host, Executive Editor and Executive Producer, PBS, New York, NY

Ms. Amanda Burden

Ms. Hilary Rosen, Washington, DC

Mr. John Kelly, Kirkland, WA

Mr. Simon Rosenberg, President and Founder, New Democratic Network, Washington, DC

Ms. Caitlin Durkovich

Dr. Robert Rosenwasser, Chairman of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Villanova, PA

Dr. Deborah August

The Honorable Pete Rouse, Senior Advisor

Ms. Courtney M. Chapin, White House Liaison, National Endowment for the Humanities

Mrs. Virginia Rustique-Petteni, Washington, DC

Mr. Nick Booth, CEO, The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, London, England

The Honorable Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

The Honorable David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Mrs. Maureen M. Scalia

The Honorable Charles Schumer, United States Senator

Ms. Iris Weinshall

Mr. John Scully, San Francisco, CA

Mrs. Regina Scully

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Mr. Ned Sebelius

The Honorable Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development

Mrs. Shivam Mallick Shah

Ms. Diana Shaw Clark, Washington, DC

Mr. Simon Clark

Mr. Jeff Shell, Chairman, NBCUniversal International, London, England

Mrs. Laura Shell

The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State

Mr. Bruce Stokes

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

Dr. Jeffrey Randall

The Honorable Mark Leonard Shurtleff, Attorney General, State of Utah

Mrs. M'Liss Shurtleff

Ms. Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Chief of Staff for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, New York, NY

Mr. Francisco Lopes Borges, Farmington, CT

Mr. Jay Snyder, New York, NY

Mrs. Tracy Snyder

The Honorable Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

Ms. Rebecca Zapanta

Ms. Isabel Spearman, Chief of Staff to Mrs. Samantha Cameron

The Honorable Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council Director

Ms. Allison Abner

Mr. Andrew Sullivan, The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, Washington, DC

Mr. Aaron Tone

Ambassador Louis Susman, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Mrs. Marjorie Susman

Ms. Sally Susman

Ms. Robin Canter

Mr. Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO, Times Publishing Company, St. Petersburg, FL

Mrs. Karyn Tash

Mr. Stuart Taylor II, Chicago, IL

Mrs. Evonne Taylor

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady

Ms. Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times, New York, NY

Richard Philip McGregor, Washington, DC

Mr. John W. Thompson, Woodside, CA

Mrs. Sandi Thompson

Mr. George Tsunis, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Mrs. Olga Tsunis

Mr. Adam Tudhope, Washington, DC

Mr. James Turley, Scarsdale, NY

Mrs. Lynne Turley

Mrs. Deborah Wais, Chicago, IL

Mr. Marshall Wais

Ms. Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, East Hampton, NY

Ms. Louise Anne Rogers, Washington, DC

Mr. Harvey Weinstein, New York, NY

Ms. Georgina Chapman, Washington, DC

Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States

Lady Susan Nemazee Westmacott

Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, Chicago, IL

Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

Mr. Simon Wilson, Chevy Chase, MD

Mrs. Irmgard Wilson, Washington, DC

Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Commander, USNORTHCOM

Mrs. Mary A. Winnefeld

Ms. Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Magazine, New York, NY

Mr. Shelby Bryan

Mr. Richard Wolffe, Washington, DC

Dr. Paula Cuello

The Honorable Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury

Ms. Nicole Elkon

Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget

Mrs. Mary M. Zients