Christopher Plummer

Biography

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (born December 13, 1929) is 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.[1] 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.

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (born December 13, 1929) is 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.[1] 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.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 160

Birthday 1929-12-13

Place of Birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.christopherplummer.eu/

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2015 Remember as Zev Gutman
2015 Pixies as Pixie King (voice)
2015 TCM Presents The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp
2015 Danny Collins as Frank Grubman
2015 The Untold Story of The Sound of Music: A Diane Sawyer Special as Himself
2014 The Forger as Joseph Cutter
2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness as Professor Coreman
2014 Elsa & Fred as Fred Bancroft
2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight as John Marshall Harlan
2013 The Legend of Sarila as Croolik (voice)
2013 Titans of the Ice Age as Narrator
2013 Alexander: The Ultimate Cut as Aristotle
2012 Kali, the Little Vampire as Narrator (english version)
2012 Barrymore as John Barrymore
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger
2011 Priest as Monsignor Orelas
2010 The Tempest as Prospero
2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood as Narrator
2010 Beginners as Hal
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus
2009 The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy
2009 9 as 1 (voice)
2009 Up as Charles Muntz (voice)
2009 My Dog Tulip as J.R. Ackerley (voice)
2008 The Summit as P.J. Aimes
2008 The Summit(2 episodes) as P.J. Aimes
2007 Already Dead as Dr. Heller
2007 Closing the Ring as Jack
2007 Man in the Chair as Flash Madden
2007 Emotional arithmetic as David Winters
2006 The Lake House as Simon Wyler
2006 Inside Man as Arthur Case
2005 The New World as Captain Newport
2005 Syriana as Dean Whiting
2005 Four Minutes as Archie Mason
2005 Must Love Dogs as Bill
2005 Our Fathers as Cardinal Bernard Law
2005 Miracle Planet(6 episodes)
2004 Alexander as Aristotle
2004 National Treasure as John Adams Gates
2003 Cold Creek Manor as Mr. Massie
2003 The Visual Bible, The Gospel of John as Narrator (voice)
2003 Blizzard as Santa Claus
2002 Nicholas Nickleby as Ralph Nickleby
2002 Agent of Influence as John Watkins
2002 Ararat as David
2001 A Beautiful Mind as Dr. Rosen
2001 Lucky Break as Graham Mortimer
2001 Full Disclosure as Robert Lecker
2001 On Golden Pond as Norman Thayer
2000 Dracula 2000 as Matthew Van Helsing
2000 American Tragedy as F. Lee Bailey
2000 Possessed as Archbishop Hume
2000 The Dinosaur Hunter as Hump Hinton
2000 Nuremberg as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe
2000 Nuremberg(2 episodes)
2000 1939-1945: The Seven Years That Shook the World
1999 Hidden Agenda as Ulrich Steiner
1999 The Insider as Mike Wallace
1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
1999 The Clown at Midnight as Mr. Caruthers
1998 Winchell as Franklin D. Roosevelt
1998 Blackheart as Holmes
1997 Skeletons as Reverend Carlyle
1997 The Arrow as George Hees
1997 The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys as Himself
1997 Babes in Toyland as Barnaby Crookedman (voice)
1996 The Conspiracy of Fear as Wakeman
1995 Twelve Monkeys as Dr. Goines
1995 Harrison Bergeron as John Klaxon
1995 Dolores Claiborne as John Mackey
1994 Crackerjack as Ivan Getz
1994 Wolf as Raymond Alden
1993 Madeline(67 episodes)
1993 Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic as Narrator
1992 Malcolm X as Chaplain Gill
1992 Secrets as Mel Wexler
1992 Liar's Edge as Harry Weldon
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as General Chang
1991 Money as Martin Yahl
1991 Firehead as Col. Garland Vaughn
1991 Young Catherine as Sir Charles
1991 La dame de Berlin as Wilhelm Speer
1990 Counterstrike(66 episodes)
1990 Where the Heart Is as Shitty
1990 A Ghost in Monte Carlo as The Grand Duke Ivan
1989 Mindfield as Doctor Satorius
1989 The Metamorphosis - A study: Nabokov on Kafka as Vladimir Nabokov
1989 Souvenir as Ernst Kestner
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as Narrator (voice)
1988 Vampire in Venice as Professor Paris Catalano
1988 David el gnomo(26 episodes)
1987 A Hazard of Hearts as Sir Giles Staverley
1987 Dragnet as Reverend Jonathan Whirley
1987 The Man Who Planted Trees as Narrator (voice: English version)
1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure as Narrator
1987 I Love N.Y.
1986 An American Tail as Henri
1986 The Boy in Blue as Know
1986 The Boss' Wife as Mr. Roalvang
1985 The Velveteen Rabbit as Narrator
1985 Ordeal by Innocence as Leo Argyle
1984 Lily in Love as Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
1984 The Cosby Show(1 episode)
1984 Dreamscape as Bob Blair
1983 Prototype as Dr. Carl Forrester
1983 The Thorn Birds(4 episodes) as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1983 The Thorn Birds(4 episodes)
1983 The Thorn Birds as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1983 The Scarlet and the Black as Col. Herbert Kappler
1982 SuperTed(12 episodes)
1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last as Reggie Vanderbilt
1982 Nature(2 episodes)
1982 Highpoint as James Hatcher
1981 The Amateur as Professor Lakos
1981 Dial M For Murder as Tony Wendice
1981 Eyewitness as Joseph
1980 Desperate Voyage as Burrifous
1980 Somewhere in Time as William Fawcett Robinson
1979 Hanover Street as Paul Sellinger
1979 Murder by Decree as Sherlock Holmes
1978 Starcrash as The Emperor
1978 The Silent Partner as Harry Reikle
1978 International Velvet as John Seaton
1977 Jesus of Nazareth(4 episodes) as Herod Antipas
1977 Jesus of Nazareth as Herodes Antipas
1976 The Moneychangers as Roscoe Heyward
1976 The Moneychangers(4 episodes)
1976 Aces High as Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
1975 The Man Who Would Be King as Rudyard Kipling
1975 The Day That Shook the World as Archduke Ferdinand
1975 The Return of the Pink Panther as Sir Charles Litton
1975 The Spiral Staircase as Dr. Joe Sherman
1975 Conduct Unbecoming as Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne
1974 The Happy Prince as The Happy Prince (voice)
1974 After the Fall
1973 The Pyx as Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
1970 Waterloo as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
1969 The Royal Hunt of the Sun as Atahualpa
1969 Battle of Britain as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
1969 Lock Up Your Daughters as Lord Foppington
1968 Nobody Runs Forever as Sir James Quentin
1967 The Night of the Generals as Field Marshal Rommel
1966 Triple Cross as Freddie Chapman
1966 Inside Daisy Clover as Raymond Swan
1965 The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp
1964 Hamlet at Elsinore as Hamlet
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire as Commodus
1963 30 Minutes, Mister Plummer as Himself
1958 Wind Across the Everglades as Walt Murdock
1958 Stage Struck as Joe Sheridan
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 Omnibus(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(5 episodes)
1949 Suspense(1 episode)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Christopher Plummer
1900 The Exception as Kaiser Wilhelm II
1900 The Happy Prince(0 episodes)
1900 Our Fathers(0 episodes)

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