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Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (December 13, 1929 - February 5, 2021) was a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. He made his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, and notable film performances include The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Insider. 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 Johannes von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film The Sound of Music alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer has also ventured into various television projects, including the legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds.

In the 21st century, his film roles include The Insider as Mike Wallace, Inside Man with Denzel Washington, 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.

Plummer has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win at the age of 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor and person ever to win an Academy Award.

On February 5, 2021, Plummer died at his home in Weston, Connecticut, aged 91, after suffering complications from a fall. His family released a statement announcing that Plummer had "died peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side".

  • BIRTH 13/12/1929
  • DEATH 05/02/2021
  • Country Canada
  • SHOWS 10
  • MOVIES 98

Shows (10)

Departure
Departure
Howard Lawson
The Thorn Birds
The Thorn Birds
Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
Nature
Nature
Narrator (voice)
American Experience
American Experience
Narrator
The DuPont Show Of The Month
The DuPont Show Of The Month
Sir Miles Hendon
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Hallmark Hall Of Fame
Captain Brassbound / Cyrano de Bergerac / Dr. Jack Pelletier / Prince Albert / Torvald Helmer
Tony Awards
Tony Awards
Self - Presenter / Self - Winner
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Walter Shelley
The Summit
The Summit
P.J. Aimes
Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers
Roscoe Heyward

Movies (98)

Up
Up
Charles F. Muntz (voice)
Knives Out
Knives Out
Harlan Thrombey
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind
Dr. Rosen
Inside Man
Inside Man
Arthur Case
National Treasure
National Treasure
John Adams Gates
Twelve Monkeys
Twelve Monkeys
Dr. Goines
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Henrik Vanger
9
9
1 (voice)
Alexander
Alexander
Aristotle
Priest
Priest
Monsignor Orelas
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
General Chang
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Captain Georg von Trapp
The Lake House
The Lake House
Simon Wyler
The Insider
The Insider
Mike Wallace
All the Money in the World
All the Money in the World
Jean Paul Getty
Wolf
Wolf
Raymond Alden
Syriana
Syriana
Dean Whiting
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Doctor Parnassus
The New World
The New World
Captain Newport
The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King
Rudyard Kipling
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
An American Tail
An American Tail
Henri (voice)
Dracula 2000
Dracula 2000
Matthew Van Helsing
Dragnet
Dragnet
Reverend Jonathan Whirley
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Professor Coreman
The Forger
The Forger
Joseph Cutter
Must Love Dogs
Must Love Dogs
Bill
Rock-A-Doodle
Rock-A-Doodle
Grand Duke (voice)
Remember
Remember
Zev Guttman
The Exception
The Exception
Kaiser Wilhelm II
The Last Full Measure
The Last Full Measure
Frank Pitsenbarger
The Star
The Star
King Herod (voice)
Cold Creek Manor
Cold Creek Manor
Mr. Massie
The Return of the Pink Panther
The Return of the Pink Panther
Sir Charles Litton
Dreamscape
Dreamscape
Bob Blair
Boundaries
Boundaries
Jack Jaconi
Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne
John Mackey
Waterloo
Waterloo
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Beginners
Beginners
Hal Fields
The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Scrooge
Triple Cross
Triple Cross
Freddie Chapman
The Last Station
The Last Station
Leo Tolstoy
Danny Collins
Danny Collins
Frank Grubman
Nicholas Nickleby
Nicholas Nickleby
Ralph Nickleby
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
William Fawcett Robinson
Starcrash
Starcrash
The Emperor
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Commodus
Hanover Street
Hanover Street
Paul Sellinger
The Legend of Sarila
The Legend of Sarila
Croolik (voice)
Wind Across the Everglades
Wind Across the Everglades
Walt Murdock
Titans of the Ice Age
Titans of the Ice Age
Narrator
The Night of the Generals
The Night of the Generals
Field Marshal Rommel
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
John Marshall Harlan
A Hazard of Hearts
A Hazard of Hearts
Sir Giles Staverley
Inside Daisy Clover
Inside Daisy Clover
Raymond Swan
Madeline: Lost in Paris
Madeline: Lost in Paris
Narrator (voice)
Closing the Ring
Closing the Ring
Jack
Stage Struck
Stage Struck
Joe Sheridan
The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase
Dr. Sherman
Eyewitness
Eyewitness
Joseph
Possessed
Possessed
Archbishop Hume
Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree
Sherlock Holmes
Heroes of the Golden Masks
Heroes of the Golden Masks
Rizzo (voice)
Skeletons
Skeletons
Reverend Carlyle
The First Christmas
The First Christmas
Narrator (voice)
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence
Leo Argyle
The Arrow
The Arrow
George Hees
Secrets
Secrets
Mel Wexler
Nosferatu a Venezia
Nosferatu a Venezia
Professor Paris Catalano
Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
Dr. Jeffrey West (voice)
Red Blooded American Girl
Red Blooded American Girl
Dr. John Alcore
Ararat
Ararat
David
Prototype
Prototype
Dr. Carl Forrester
Man in the Chair
Man in the Chair
Flash Madden
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince (voice)
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Narrator
Madeline
Madeline
Narrator (voice)
Elsa & Fred
Elsa & Fred
Fred
The Clown at Midnight
The Clown at Midnight
Mr. Caruthers
Harrison Bergeron
Harrison Bergeron
John Klaxon
Lock Up Your Daughters
Lock Up Your Daughters
Lord Foppington
The Scarlet and the Black
The Scarlet and the Black
Col. Herbert Kappler
Agent of Influence
Agent of Influence
John Watkins
Blizzard
Blizzard
Santa Claus
The Dinosaur Hunter
The Dinosaur Hunter
Hump Hinton
The First Emperor of China
The First Emperor of China
Narrator
Nobody Runs Forever
Nobody Runs Forever
Sir James Quentin
The Tempest
The Tempest
Prospero
I Love N.Y.
I Love N.Y.
John Robertson Yeats
Mindfield
Mindfield
Doctor Satorius
Dial M for Murder
Dial M for Murder
Tony Wendice
Madeline's Christmas
Madeline's Christmas
Narrator
Cliffs of Freedom
Cliffs of Freedom
Thanasi
Aces High
Aces High
Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
The Silent Partner
The Silent Partner
Reikle
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom
Dr. West (voice)
Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence
Leo Argyle
Ararat
Ararat
David