Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer

Plummer at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
December 13, 1929 (1929-12-13) (age 84)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Weston, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Canadian Repertory Theatre
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–present
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

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian stage, voice, television and movie actor.

Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario.

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.[1][2]

Plummer now lives in Weston, Connecticut. He is the father of actress Amanda Plummer.

Early life[change | change source]

Plummer in 1959

Plummer was born on December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Isabella Mary (née Abbott) and to John Orme Plummer.[3] Plummer's great grandfather is Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and he is the great-great-grandson of John Bethune.[4] Plummer was educated at the Canadian Repertory Theatre.

Career[change | change 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 | change 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.[5]

Personal life[change | change 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.[6]

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