Plummer at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
December 13, 1929
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Weston, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Canadian Repertory Theatre|
|Home town||Senneville, Quebec, Canada|
|Spouse||Tammy Grimes (1956–1960)
Patricia Lewis (1962–1967)
Elaine Taylor (1970–present)
|Children||Amanda Plummer (Grimes) (b. 1957)|
|Relatives||John Abbott (great-grandfather)|
|Awards||Academy Award, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Drama Desk Award|
Plummer began his career in the 1958 movie Stage Struck. His well known movies roles include; The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, and The Man Who Would be King. Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Academy Award at the age of 82.
Early life[change | edit source]
Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Isabella Mary (née Abbott) and to John Orme Plummer. Plummer's great grandfather is Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and he is the great-great-grandson of John Bethune. Plummer was educated at the Canadian Repertory Theatre.
Career[change | edit source]
In a career that spans 70 years and includes multiple roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to the audiences as Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical movie The Sound of Music. Plummer has also ventured into various television projects, including the legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds.
His most recent movie roles include the movie The Insider as Mike Wallace, the 2009 Disney-Pixar movie Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker movie 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. His role as Hal lead his to his Academy Award win.
Awards[change | edit source]
Plummer has won many awards for his roles including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Drama Desk Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win of a Academy Award for his role as Hal in Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor to win an Academy Award.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Plummer was married to Tammy Grimes from 1956 until they divorced in 1960. They had a daughter, Amanda Plummer. Later he was married to Patricia from 1962 until they divorced in 1967. He has been married to Elaine Taylor since 1970. Plummer currently lives in Weston, Connecticut.
References[change | edit source]
- Christopher Plummer Best Supporting Actors Beginners winner award at Telegraph.co.uk
- Christopher Plummer becomes oldest acting Oscar winner at CBS News.com
- Witchel, Alex (19 November 2008). "Christopher Plummer's legendary life, wonderfully retold". The New York Times (NYTimes.com). http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/arts/21iht-IDSIDE20.1.18821148.html. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
- "CBC: Life And Times". CBC.ca. November 12, 2002. http://www.cbc.ca/lifeandtimes/plummer.html. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "Awards for Christopher Plummer". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001626/awards. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Steve Daly (November 11, 2005). "Captain, Our Captain". Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1128481,00.htm. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Christopher Plummer|
- Christopher Plummer at the Internet Movie Database
- Christopher Plummer at the Internet Broadway Database
- Christopher Plummer at the TCM Movie Database
- Christopher Plummer at Allmovie
- Christopher Plummer at the Canadian Film Encyclopedia
- Confessions of Captain Von Trapp: An Interview With Christopher Plummer
- Christopher Plummer website