Knowledge Identifier: +Christopher_Plummer
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1929.
Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (29%), Canada (8%)
Linked to: Athabasca University, Royal Shakespeare Company, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Associated Press
Stratford Shakespeare Festival - Plummer made his debut at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1956, playing the title role in "Henry V", which subsequently was performed that year at the Edinburgh Festival
In April 1961, he appeared as Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Lionel Stander - Life improved for Stander when he moved to London in 1964 to act in Bertolt Brecht's "Saint Joan of the Stockyards", directed by Tony Richardson, for whom he'd acted on Broadway, along with Christopher Plummer, in a stillborn 1963 production of Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"
He and his third wife, British dancer and actress Elaine Regina Taylor, have been married since 1968 and live in a 100-year-old converted farm house in Connecticut
Tovah Feldshuh - She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived 1973 musical "Cyrano" starring Christopher Plummer
Catherine Hicks - Hicks co-starred with Christopher Plummer, as his estranged daughter, Tina Boyer, in the Showtime movie channel's 1988 movie, "Souvenir"
He appeared with Jason Robards in the 1994 revival of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" and scored one of his greatest successes in 1997 in "Barrymore", which he toured with after a successful Broadway run
Michael Bawtree - With major support from Christopher Plummer, the Festival opened in 1995, and Bawtree served as its artistic director for the first four years
In 2002, he appeared in a lauded production of "King Lear", directed by Jonathan Miller
His most recent film roles include the "The Insider" as Mike Wallace, the Disney–Pixar 2009 film "Up" as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production "9" as 1, "The Last Station" as Leo Tolstoy, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" as Doctor Parnassus, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as Henrik Vanger, and "Beginners" as Hal.
In 2012, he was nominated for his second Academy award, again for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in "Beginners"
The Straight Story - Richard Farnsworth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Alvin Straight; the oldest person ever to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar until Max von Sydow and Christopher Plummer were both nominated in 2012 at age 82, although Plummer and Von Sydow were nominated in the supporting category, whereas Farnsworth was lead
Kevin Spacey - However, due to the sexual assault allegations against Spacey, the company announced on November 8, 2017 that all of his footage would be excised and Christopher Plummer would replace Spacey as Getty in re-shoots
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries) - As of June 2019, Robert Powell, Claudia Cardinale, Valentina Cortese, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, Ian McShane, Christopher Plummer, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Ian Holm, Yorgo Voyagis, Lee Montague, Oliver Tobias, Norman Bowler, Roy Holder, Oliver Smith, Michael Cronin, Renato Montalbano, John Duttine, Keith Skinner, Mark Eden, Forbes Collins, Donald Sumpter and Pino Colizzi are the only surviving cast members
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries) - As of July 2019, Robert Powell, Claudia Cardinale, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, Ian McShane, Christopher Plummer, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Ian Holm, Yorgo Voyagis, Lee Montague, Oliver Tobias, Norman Bowler, Roy Holder, Oliver Smith, Michael Cronin, Renato Montalbano, John Duttine, Keith Skinner, Mark Eden, Forbes Collins, Donald Sumpter and Pino Colizzi are the only surviving cast members