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Christopher Plummer

Actor Date of birth 13th December 1929
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Year of debut 1958
First feature film Stage Struck

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Christopher Plummer grew up in the village of Senneville, Quebec in Canada. He began acting in school plays. He went on to refine his acting skills at the Canadian Repertory Theatre. Since then, he built up a solid reputation as a Shakespearean theatre actor. He also gained recognition on screen as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music in 1965. Since then, his movie repertoire has ranged from A Beautiful Mind to Up. He remains an active actor on the stage and silver screen.

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Christopher Plummer's films

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Packshot for the film National Treasure
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2004

Treasure hunter Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) goes searching for a priceless gold chest. With Diane Kruger and Sean Bean. Contains mild action violence and peril.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film The Lake House
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
95 Mins
Released
2006

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock exchange letters and fall in love at a lake house in this time travelling romance. Contains mild language and accident scene.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film The Sound Of Music
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
170 Mins
Released
1965

A young nun (Julie Andrews) uses music to bring joy to the lives of seven children. Suitable for all.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • Christopher Plummer hated working on his best known movie, The Sound Of Music. He dubbed it The Sound Of Mucus.
  • He is the great-grandson of former Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott.
  • He trained to become a concert pianist before turning his attention to acting.
  • He learned to play the guitar for his role in The Sound Of Music. However, both his guitar and vocal recordings were later re-dubbed.
  • He is twice divorced. He married his third wife, dancer Elaine Taylor, in 1970.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2011 Actor in a Supporting Role - Beginners
    • 2010 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Last Station
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2012 Supporting Actor - Beginners
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2012 Supporting Actor - Beginners
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Beginners
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2012 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Beginners
    • 2010 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Last Station