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Christopher Plummer is a Canadian actor. Beginning with his film debut in Stage Struck (1958), Plummer’s career has spanned six decades.

Christopher Plummer is known for portraying Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965), and has also portrayed several major historical figures, including Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington in Waterloo (1970), Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009), and J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World (2017).

The awards that Christopher Plummer has received in his acting career: Academy Award, a Genie Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a British Academy Film Award; he is one of the few performers to receive the Triple Crown of Acting. Having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at age 82 for Beginners (2010) and having received a subsequent nomination at 88 for All the Money in the World, Plummer is both the oldest Academy Award acting winner and nominee.

Christopher Plummer biography – Explore the full biography of Christopher Plummer
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  • Born: Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, December 13, 1929 (age 88), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Residence: Weston, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Alma mater: McGill University
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1953–present
  • Home town: Senneville, Quebec, Canada
  • Spouse(s): Tammy Grimes (m. 1956; div. 1960), Patricia Lewis (m. 1962; div. 1967), Elaine Taylor (m. 1970)
  • Children: Amanda Plummer
  • Relatives: John Abbott (great-grandfather), John Bethune (great-great-grandfather), F. B. Fetherstonhaugh (granduncle)
  • Awards: Academy Award (2011), BAFTA Award (2011), Golden Globe Award (2011), Screen Actors Guild Award (2011), Tony Award (1974, 1997), Emmy Awards (1977, 1994), Drama Desk Award (1982, 1997)

Christopher Plummer’s career

Film

Year Title Role

1958

Stage Struck Joe Sheridan

1958

Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock

1964

The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus

1965

The Sound of Music Captain Georg von Trapp

1966

Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan

1966

Triple Cross Eddie Chapman

1967

The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

1967

Oedipus the King Oedipus

1968

Nobody Runs Forever Sir James Quentin

1969

Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey

1969

The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahualpa

1969

Lock Up Your Daughters! Lord Foppington

1970

Waterloo Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1973

The Pyx Detective Sergeant Jim Henderson

1974

After the Fall Quentin

1974

The Happy Prince The Happy Prince

1975

The Spiral Staircase Dr. Joe Sherman

1975

The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton

1975

Conduct Unbecoming Major Alastair Wimbourne

1975

The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling

1975

The Day That Shook the World Archduke Ferdinand of Austria

1976

Aces High Captain ‘Uncle’ Sinclair

1977

The Assignment Captain Behounek

1977

The Disappearance Deverell

1977

Silver Blaze Sherlock Holmes

1978

The Silent Partner Harry Reikle

1978

International Velvet John Seaton

1979

Starcrash The Emperor
1979 Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes
1979 Hanover Street Paul Sellinger
1980 Somewhere in Time William Fawcett Robinson
1981 Eyewitness Joseph
1981 The Amateur Professor Lakos
1984 Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
1984 Dreamscape Bob Blair
1984 Highpoint James Hatcher
1984 Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle
1986 The Boy in Blue Knox
1986 The Boss’ Wife Mr. Roalvang
1986 An American Tail Henri (voice)
1986 Vampire in Venice Professor Paris Catalano
1987 Dragnet Reverend Jonathan Whirley
1987 I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats
1987 The Man Who Planted Trees Narrator (voice)
1987 The Gnomes’ Great Adventure Narrator (voice)
1988 Light Years Metamorphis
1988 Shadow Dancing Edmund Beaumont
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind Narrator (voice)
1989 Souvenir Ernst Kestner
1989 Mindfield Doctor Satorius
1990 Where the Heart Is Jerry
1990 Red Blooded American Girl Dr. John Alcore
1990 Money Martin Yahl
1991 Firehead Colonel Garland Vaughn
1991 Rock-a-Doodle The Grand Duke of Owls (voice)
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country General Chang
1992 Impolite Naples O’Rorke
1992 Malcolm X Chaplain Gill
1992 Liar’s Edge Harry Weldon
1994 Wolf Raymond Alden
1994 Crackerjack Ivan Getz
1995 Dolores Claiborne Detective John Mackey
1995 12 Monkeys Dr. Goines
1996 The Conspiracy of Fear Joseph Wakeman
1997 Babes in Toyland Barnaby Crookedman (voice)
1998 Hidden Agenda Ulrich Steiner
1998 The First Christmas Narrator (voice)
1998 Blackheart Holmes
1998 The Clown at Midnight Mr. Caruthers
1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris Narrator (voice)
1999 The Insider Mike Wallace
2000 Dracula 2000 Abraham Van Helsing
2001 Lucky Break Graham Mortimer
2001 A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen
2001 Full Disclosure Robert Lecker
2002 Ararat David
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby
2003 Blizzard Santa Claus
2003 The Gospel of John Narrator (voice)
2003 Cold Creek Manor Mr. Massie
2004 National Treasure John Adams Gates
2004 Alexander Aristotle
2005 Must Love Dogs Bill Nolan
2005 Syriana Dean Whiting
2005 The New World Captain Newport
2006 Inside Man Arthur Case
2006 The Lake House Simon Wyler
2007 Man in the Chair Flash Madden
2007 Closing the Ring Jack Etty
2007 Emotional Arithmetic David Winters
2007 Already Dead Dr. Heller
2009 Caesar and Cleopatra Julius Caesar
2009 Up Charles Muntz (voice)
2009 My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley (voice)
2009 9 1 (voice)
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus
2009 The Last Station Leo Tolstoy
2010 Beginners Hal Fields
2011 Priest Monsignor Orelas
2011 Barrymore John Barrymore
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Henrik Vanger
2013 The Legend of Sarila Croolik (voice)
2014 Elsa & Fred Fred Barcroft
2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness Professor Coreman
2014 The Forger Joseph Cutter
2015 Danny Collins Frank Grubman
2015 Pixies Pixie King (voice)
2015 Remember Zev Guttman
2016 The Exception Kaiser Wilhelm
2016 Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom Dr. West (voice)
2017 Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West (voice)
2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas Ebenezer Scrooge
2017 The Star King Herod (voice)
2017 All the Money in the World J. Paul Getty
2018 Boundaries Jack Jaconi
2018 Cliffs of Freedom Thanasi
2018 The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger


Television

Year Title Role
1953 Broadway Television Theatre Michael O’Leary
1955 Kraft Television Theatre Robert Carr
1955 Producers’ Showcase Christian de Neuvillette
1956 General Electric Theater Walter Shelley
1956 The Alcoa Hour Bruce Quealy
1957, 1958 Omnibus Thomas Mendip / Oedipus
1957, 1961 DuPont Show of the Month Rudolf Rassendyll / King Rudolf / Sir Miles Hendon
1958 Little Moon of Alban Kenneth Boyd
1959 Johnny Belinda Dr. Jack Pelletier
1959 A Doll’s House Torvald Helmer

1959

The Philadelphia Story Mike Connor
1960 NBC Sunday Showcase Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1960 Captain Brassbound’s Conversion Captain Brassbound
1961 Playdate Himself
1961 Time Remembered Prince Albert
1962 Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac
1964 Hamlet at Elsinore Hamlet
1968 The Secret of Michelangelo Narrator (voice)
1971 Don Juan in Hell Don Juan
1974 Witness to Yesterday Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
1974 After the Fall Quentin
1976 Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward
1977 Jesus of Nazareth Herod Antipas
1979 Riel Sir John A. Macdonald
1980 Desperate Voyage Burrifous
1980 The Shadow Box Brian
1981 When the Circus Came to Town Duke Royal
1982 Little Gloria… Happy at Last Reggie Vanderbilt
1983 The Scarlet and the Black Colonel Herbert Kappler
1983 The Thorn Birds Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1983 Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester
1985 Rumpelstiltskin Narrator (voice)
1986 Crossings Armand DeVilliers
1986 Spearfield’s Daughter Lord Jack Cruze
1987 A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley
1987 The Cosby Show Jonathan Lawrence
1987 The World of David the Gnome Narrator (voice)
1988–1991 Madeline Narrator (voice)
1989 Nabokov on Kafka Vladimir Nabokov
1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo The Grand Duke Ivan
1990 The Little Crooked Christmas Tree
1990–1993 Counterstrike Alexander Addington
1991 Young Catherine Sir Charles
1991 A Marriage: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz
1991 Berlin Lady Wilhem Speer
1991 The First Circle Victor Abakumov
1992 Secrets Mel Wexler
1993–1995 Madeline Narrator (voice)
1993 A Stranger in the Mirror Clifton Lawrence
1995 Harrison Bergeron John Klaxon
1996 We the Jury Wilfred Fransiscus
1996 Skeletons R. Carlyle
1997 The Arrow George Hees
1998 Winchell Franklin D. Roosevelt
2000 Nuremberg Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe
2000 The Dinosaur Hunter Hump Hinton
2000 Possessed Archbishop Hume
2000 American Tragedy F. Lee Bailey
2001 Leo’s Journey Narrator
2001 On Golden Pond Norman Thayer
2002 Night Flight ‘Flash’ Harry Peters
2002 Agent of Influence John Watkins
2003 Odd Job Jack Magnus the Maker
2005 Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law
2005 Miracle Planet Narrator (voice)
2006 American Experience Narrator / James Tyrone
2008 The Summit P.J. Aimes
2013 Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight John Marshall Harlan II


Stage

Year Title Role
1958 J.B. Nickles
1974 Cyrano Cyrano de Bergerac
1982 Othello Iago
1994 No Man’s Land Spooner
1997 Barrymore John Barrymore
2004 King Lear King Lear
2007 Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond


Video games

Year Title Voice role
2000 Star Trek: Klingon Academy General Chang
2009 Up Charles Muntz
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Arngeir
2017 The Long Dark Narrator

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