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Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer

Canadian theatre, film and television actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1929.

Countries: United States (41%), United Kingdom (29%), Canada (8%)

Main connections: James Earl Jones, Othello, Stacy Keach

Linked to: Athabasca University, Royal Shakespeare Company, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Associated Press




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Christopher Plummer was born in 1929 add something


In 1946, his performance as Mr. Darcy in the production of Pride and Prejudice at Montreal High brought Christopher Plummer to the attention of Herbert Whittaker, the theatre critic of the "Montreal Gazette" add something


He appeared regularly on American television throughout the 1950s, appearing on both dramatic showcase programs like "The Alcoa Hour", "G.E. True Theater", "Kraft Theatre" and "Omnibus" and episodic series add something


He acted with the Bermuda Repertory Theatre in 1952, appearing in many plays, including "The Playboy of the Western World", "The Royal Family", "The Little Foxes", "The Petrified Forest", and "The Constant Wife" add something


Christopher Plummer made his television debut in the February 1953 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation production of "Othello", starring Lorne Greene as the Moor add something


American Shakespeare Festival - Also in 1955, he played Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Ferdinand in "The Tempest" at the American Shakespeare Festival add something


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 add something


His first marriage, to Tony award-winning actress Tammy Grimes, was in 1956 and lasted four years add something


In 1956, he appeared with Jason Robards and Constance Ford in an episode entitled "A Thief There Was" of CBS's anthology series "Appointment with Adventure" add something


Arch Oboler - Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, the play ran for only eight performances in December 1956 despite a cast that included Martin Brooks, Wendell Corey, Christopher Plummer, Claude_Rains and Dick York


He played the title role in "Hamlet" and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night" at Stratford in 1957 add something


He appeared with Harris in the 1958 TV adaptation of "Johnny Belinda" and played Torvald Helmer to Harris' Nora in a television version of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" add something


He made his film debut in 1958's "Stage Struck", and notable early film performances include "The Night of the Generals", "The Return of the Pink Panther", and "The Man Who Would Be King add something


In 1958, he appeared in the television film "Little Moon of Alban" with Julie Harris, for which he received his first Emmy award nomination add something


Plummer's eclectic career on screen began in 1958 when Sidney Lumet cast him as a young writer in "Stage Struck" add something


In 1960, he played Philip the Bastard in "King John" and Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" add something


Plummer appeared less frequently on Broadway in the 1960s as he moved from New York to London add something


In April 1961, he appeared as Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre add something


He appeared with the RSC in May 1961 in the lead role of "Richard III" add something


He made his London debut on June 11, 1961 playing King Henry II in Jean Anouilh's "Becket" with the RSC at the Aldwych Theatre, directed by Peter Hall add something


The production later transferred to the Globe for a December 1961 to April 1962 run add something


In 1962, he played the title roles in both "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Macbeth" returned in 1967 to play Mark Antony in "Antony and Cleopatra add something


Plummer was married to journalist Patricia Lewis from May 4, 1962 until their divorce in 1967 add something


He appeared in the title role in a 1963 production of Bertolt Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui", which flopped, but he had a great success in Peter Shaffer's "The Royal Hunt of the Sun", playing conquistador Francisco Pizarro to David Carradine's Tony award-nominated Atahuallpa add something


In 1963, he was the subject of a short National Film Board of Canada documentary, "30 Minutes, Mister Plummer", directed by Anne Claire Poirier add something


In 1964, his performance of the Gloomy Dane in the BBC production "Hamlet at Elsinore" garnered his second Emmy nomination add something


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"


The Fall of the Roman Empire (film) - "'The Fall of the Roman Empire"' is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel_Ferrer and Omar Sharif


In a career that spans seven decades and includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film "The Sound of Music" alongside Julie Andrews add something


The Sound of Music (film) - "'The Sound of Music"' is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


Zoe Caldwell - In Stratford, Connecticut, Ontario she has worked often, including her role as Cleopatra in Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" opposite Christopher Plummer's Mark Antony in 1967


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 add something


In 1968, he was invested as Companion of the Order of Canada, at the time Canada's highest civilian honour add something


Ian Ogilvy - Among his films, Ogilvy had a major part in the 1970 epic film "Waterloo", playing the role of the Duke of Wellington's chief of staff, William de Lancey, starring alongside Christopher Plummer, Jack_Hawkins Rod Steiger and Orson Welles


Zoe Caldwell - Caldwell's directed the Broadway production of "Othello" in the late 1970s with James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer and Dianne Wiest


John Candy - He appeared in several other low-budget films during the 1970s, including the bank-robbery thriller "The Silent Partner" with Christopher Plummer and Elliott Gould


Caroline Munro - Munro continued to work in numerous British and European horror and science fiction films through the 1970s and 1980s, most notably "Starcrash" with David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Marjoe Gortner


From June 1971 to January 1972, he appeared at the National Theatre, acting in repertory for the season add something


Curtis Hanson - Hanson wrote and directed his next feature "Sweet Kill" in 1973, in 1978 wrote and produced "The Silent Partner", starring Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer


Tovah Feldshuh - She made her Broadway debut in the short-lived 1973 musical "Cyrano" starring Christopher Plummer


Peter Link - It starred Christopher Plummer, Marsha_Mason, Barnard Hughes, Francis Sternhagen and René Auberjonois and won for Link yet another Tony *award nomination for Best Original Score in 1974


Sherlock Holmes - Bob Clark directed Christopher Plummer and James Mason in the 1979 created film Murder by Decree, which followed Holmes, hunting Jack the Ripper


Sir William Gull, 1st Baronet - In 1979, the fictional character Sir Thomas Spivey, portrayed by actor Roy Lansford, appears in "Murder by Decree", starring Christopher Plummer as Sherlock Holmes and James Mason as Doctor Watson


Dar Robinson - In a highly publicized feat, as the stunt double for actor Christopher Plummer in the 1979 film production "Highpoint," Robinson made a 700 foot free-fall from a deck on the world's tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada


Hanover Street (film) - "'Hanover Street"' is a 1979 Anglo-American wartime romantic film, written and directed by Peter Hyams and starring Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down and Christopher Plummer


In the 1980s, he appeared on Broadway in two Shakespearean tragedies, "Othello", playing Iago to James Earl Jones' Moor, and the title role in "Macbeth" with Glenda Jackson playing his lady add something


He returned to the American Shakespeare Festival in 1981 to play the title role in "Henry V" add something


Dial M for Murder - As it is considered one of the classic examples of a stage thriller, it has been revived a number of times since, including a US TV movie in 1981 with Angie Dickinson and Christopher Plummer


Karen Dotrice - In 1981, Dotrice took the role of Desdemona in the Warner Theatre production of "Othello" opposite James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer


Othello - The 1982 Broadway staging starred James Earl Jones as Othello and Christopher Plummer as Iago, who became the only actor to receive a Tony *award nomination for a performance in the play


Plummer was inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame in 1986 and into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto in 1997 add something


Harry Morgan - In 1987, Morgan reprised his Bill Gannon character, now a captain, for a supporting role in another film version of "Dragnet", a parody of the original series written by and starring Dan Aykroyd and co-starring Tom Hanks and 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"


Matt Cohen (writer) - A film adaptation of his 1990 novel "Emotional Arithmetic" has been produced by Triptych films starring Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Gabriel_Byrne and Susan Sarandon


Simon MacCorkindale - From 1990 to 1993, MacCorkindale played former Scotland Yard inspector Peter Sinclair in the Toronto-filmed USA Network series "Counterstrike", alongside Christopher Plummer


Peer Gynt - In 1993, Christopher Plummer starred in his own concert version of the play, with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Hartford, Connecticut


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 add something


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


Babes in Toyland (operetta) - An animated film version, with a new plot and only one of the original songs, was released in 1997 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, James Belushi, Bronson Pinchot and Lacey Chabert


In 2001, he received the Canadian Governor General's Performing Arts awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement add something


Other recent successes include his roles as Dr. Rosen in Ron Howard's Academy award-winning "A Beautiful Mind" , Arthur Case in Spike Lee's 2006 film "Inside Man", and the philosopher Aristotle in "Alexander", alongside Colin Farrell add something


Ernest Thompson - In 2001, he directed his own TV version of "On Golden Pond", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


In 2002, he appeared in a lauded production of "King Lear", directed by Jonathan Miller add something


He was nominated for a Tony award and a Drama Desk award for his 2004 "King Lear" and for a Tony playing Henry Drummond in the 2007 revival of "Inherit the Wind" add something


In 2004, Plummer played John Adams Gates in "National Treasure" add something


He declined to attend the 40th Anniversary cast reunion, but did provide commentary on the 2005 DVD release add something


In a 2005 interview with "Entertainment Weekly", Plummer maintained that in their early days he and his fellow actors did not drink to excess "because we had problems add something


The New World (2005 film) - The cast includes Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian_Bale, August 2005 Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis, and Yorick van Wageningen


Brian Dennehy - He made a return to Broadway in 2007 as Matthew Harrison Brady in "Inherit the Wind" opposite Christopher Plummer, returned again opposite Carla Gugino in a 2009 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms


Shirley MacLaine - " In 2007, she completed "Closing the Ring", directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Christopher Plummer


Terry Gilliam - In October 2007, Dreams confirmed that this would be Gilliam's next project and was slated to star Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits.


Plummer's memoir, "In Spite of Myself", was published by Knopf Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in November 2008 add something


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. add something


Said Plummer of the film and his role in a December 2009 interview, "I was a bit bored with the character ", said Plummer add something


Leo Tolstoy - A 2009 film about Tolstoy's final year, "The Last Station", based on the novel by Jay Parini, was made by director Michael Hoffman with Christopher Plummer as Tolstoy and Helen Mirren as Sofya Tolstoya


Lily Cole - Her first leading role came in Terry Gilliam's 2009 fantasy film, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", playing Valentina, the teenage daughter of Christopher Plummer's title character, Dr Parnassus, whom Parnassus has promised to the Devil upon her 16th birthday


J. R. Ackerley - The book was adapted as an animated feature released in 2009 and starring Christopher Plummer, Lynn_Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini


Plummer once again returned to the Stratford Festival in the summer of 2010 in "The Tempest" as the lead character, Prospero, and again in the summer of 2012 in the one-man show, "A Word or Two", an autobiographical exploration of his love of literature add something


Predictions of an Oscar nomination circulated, but such recognition only came in January 2010 when Plummer received his first Academy award nomination for his portrayal of author Leo Tolstoy in "The Last Station" add something


Still, on Oscar night, March 7, 2010, Plummer lost the Best Supporting Actor nomination to Christoph Waltz in the Quentin Tarantino 2009 war film "Inglourious Basterds" add something


Plummer relented in 2010 for the 45th anniversary, and appeared with the full cast on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on October 28, 2010 add something


Brigitte Quinn - Also, in 2010, she became a writer for Moffly Media, where she wrote profiles of such local celebrities as Christopher Plummer and José Feliciano


The Sound of Music (film) - On October 28, 2010, in honor of the film's 45th anniversary, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer , plus the movie's seven child stars, appeared together on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"


Melanie Laurent - In 2011 she appeared opposite Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer in "Beginners", and in 2013 appeared in the caper film "Now You See Me"


In 2012, he was nominated for his second Academy award, again for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in "Beginners" add something


With his win at the age of 82 in 2012 for "Beginners", Plummer is the oldest actor ever to win an Academy award add something


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


Kerry Condon - She appeared as Masha, a Tolstoian, in "The Last Station," a film about the last months of Tolstoy's life with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer before playing jockey Rosie Shanahan in 2012's "Luck"


In 2014 Plummer presented "A Word or Two" again, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles add something


Peter Chelsom - In 2014, Chelsom directed "Hector and the Search for Happiness", starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni_Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno


Abigail Spencer - In 2014, Spencer appeared opposite Jason Bateman in "This Is Where I Leave You", an ensemble comedy directed by Shawn Levy, and starred with John Travolta and Christopher Plummer in "The Forger"


Veronica Ferres - In 2014, Veronica was part of the supporting cast in the international film "Hector and the Search for Happiness" alongside Simon Pegg, Jean Reno, Toni Colette, Christopher Plummer, and Rosamund Pike


Atom Egoyan - His latest film, "Remember" stars Christopher Plummer and premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015


In November 2017, Plummer was cast to replace Kevin Spacey in the already-completed Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World" add something


Vera Farmiga - In 2017, Farmiga is set to star opposite Christopher Plummer and Bobby Cannavale in Shana Feste's drama film "Boundaries"


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 February, 2018, Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Yorgo Voyagis, Tony Lo Bianco, John Duttine, Ian McShane, Christopher Plummer, James_Earl_Jones, Michael York, Stacy Keach, Ian Holm, Claudia Cardinale and Valentina Cortese are the only surviving main cast members


Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries) - As of February 2018, Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Yorgo Voyagis, Tony Lo Bianco, John Duttine, Ian McShane, Christopher Plummer, James_Earl_Jones, Michael York, Stacy Keach, Ian Holm, Claudia Cardinale and Valentina Cortese are the only surviving main cast members


At the age of 89, he appeared in a leading role in "Departure", a 2019 Canadian-British TV series by Global for NBC Universal about the disappearance of a trans-Atlantic flight add something


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