THE LAST STATION
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER has enjoyed 50 years as one of the most distinguished actors in
theatre and cinema. A Canadian from Montreal, Plummer made his professional debut
on stage and radio in both French and English, and ever has since appeared in well over 100
Since his New York debut (1954) he has starred in many prestigious Broadway productions,
including his Tony winning performances in Cyrano (1973) and Barrymore (1997), and more
recently as King Lear at Lincoln Center (2004). In 2007, Plummer starred in the successful
Broadway revival of Inherit the Wind (2007), which earned him his seventh Tony nomination. He
has been a leading actor at Great Britain's National Theatre under Sir Laurence Olivier, the
Royal Shakespeare Company under Sir Peter Hall, and in its formative years, the Stratford
Festival of Canada under Sir Tyrone Guthrie and his mentor Michael Langham. During his
career in the theatre he has portrayed most of the great roles in the classic repertoire.
Since Sidney Lumet introduced him to the screen in Stage Struck in 1957, Christopher
Plummer has appeared in a host of films ranging from the Oscar-winning The Sound of
Music, John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King, to The Silent Partner, Murder by
Decree, The Battle of Britain, Fall of the Roman Empire, Inside Daisy Clover, Eye Witness,
Star Trek VI, Malcolm X, The Pink Panther, Wolf, Delores Claiborne, Twelve Monkeys,
Oedipus the King, The Insider, A Beautiful Mind, Ararat, Syriana, Inside Man and the award
winning Man in the Chair. Prior to The Last Station he played the title role in Terry Gilliam's
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which is set to be released worldwide in 2009.
Among his many honours, he has received Great Britain's Evening Standard Best Actor
Award plus one nomination; two Emmy Awards plus six nominations; a Genie Award for Murder
by Decree, and Genie nominations for The Amateur, Impolite, and Blizzard. In 1968, sanctioned
by Queen Elizabeth II, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the equivalent of an
Honorary Knighthood. He has also received the Governor General's Life Achievement Award,
an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at New York's Juilliard School and Honorary doctorates from
five major Canadian universities. Plummer was elected into the Theatre's Hall of Fame (1986)
and Canada's Walk of Fame (1999).
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