CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (Frank Grubman) has enjoyed almost 60
one of the theater'
s most respected actors and as a veteran of more than 100
pictures. In 2013 he starred opposite Oscar-
winner Shirley MacLaine in Elsa &
directed by Michael Radford; Hector and the Search for Happiness, directed by
and Philip Martin'
s The Forger, opposite John Travolta.
Other recent projects include the highly praised animated films Up, 9 and My
Tulip as well as the title role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed
by Terry Gilliam.
Plummer played the great novelist Tolstoy opposite Helen Mirren in The Last
receiving his first Academy Award nomination in 2010. The following year he
scored a win
for Best Supporting Actor in Beginners, for writer/director Mike Mills. The
actor appeared in
s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that same year.
In 2012 Plummer returned to the Stratford Festival to perform his one-
A Word or Two,"
directed by Des McAnuff.
Raised in Montreal, Plummer began his professional career on stage and radio
worked in both French and English. After Eva Le Gallienne gave him his New York
in 1954, he went on to star in many celebrated productions on Broadway and
Winning accolades on both sides of the Atlantic, Plummer has received two
Awards (for the musical "
and drama "
). His seven Tony
(2004) and "
Inherit the Wind"
(2007). Plummer has been the
of three Drama Desk Awards and the National Arts Club Medal.
A former leading member of the Royal National Theatre, under Sir Laurence
and the Royal Shakespeare Company, under Sir Peter Hall, Plummer won London'
Standard Award for Best Actor in "
He has also led Canada'
Festival in its
formative years under Sir Tyrone Guthrie and Michael Langham.
Since Sidney Lumet introduced Plummer to the screen in Stage Struck (1958),
range of notable films includes The Man Who Would Be King, Battle of Britain,
Waterloo, Fall of
the Roman Empire, Star Trek VI, 12 Monkeys and of course the 1965 Oscar-
The Sound of Music.
More recent films include The Insider (National Film Critics Award), A
Man in the Chair, Must Love Dogs, National Treasure, Syriana and Inside Man.
His TV appearances, which number close to 100, include Emmy winners "
(playing the title role), "
The Thorn Birds,"
s Greatest Fight."
These productions earned Plummer seven Emmy
nominations and he took home two statuettes.
Apart from honors in the U.K., U.S., Austria and Canada, Plummer was the
performer to receive the Jason Robards Award in memory of his great friend. He
the Edwin Booth Award and the Sir John Gielgud Quill Award. In 1968, sanctioned
Elizabeth II, Plummer was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada (an
knighthood). An Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at Juilliard, he also received the
s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He was inducted into the Theater
Fame in 1986 and Canada'
s Walk of Fame in 2000.
s bestselling memoir In Spite of Myself (Alfred A. Knopf Publishers)
much lauded by critics and readers alike.
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