Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Real Name:
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
Profile:
Canadian theatre, film and television actor, born December 13, 1929.

In a career that spans over five decades and includes substantial roles in film, television, and theatre, Plummer is perhaps best known for his performance as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music and as Mike Wallace in The Insider. His most recent film roles include the Disney–Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as 1, The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus.

Plummer was born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Isabella Mary (née Abbott) and John Orme Plummer, who was secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University. His maternal great-grandfather was Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott. Plummer was an only child. His parents were divorced shortly after he was born, and he was brought up at the Abbott family home in Senneville, Quebec, outside Montreal. He is bilingual. He studied to be a concert pianist, but developed a love for the theatre at an early age, and began acting in high school. Plummer took up acting after seeing Laurence Olivier's film Henry V (1944). He travelled by train to gain experience with the Canadian Repertory Theatre (the CRT) in Ottawa.

Plummer has won many honours in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Austria. He was the first winner of Canada's Genie Award, for Best Actor in Murder by Decree (1980) and has received three other Genie nominations. Plummer has won two Tony Awards (from seven nominations), and two Emmy Awards (six nominations) in the United States, and Great Britain's Evening Standard Award.

In 1968, he was invested as Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour. In 2001, he received the Canadian Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was made an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at New York's Juilliard School and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, McGill University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Ottawa, and most recently the University of Guelph. Plummer was inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame in 1986 and into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto in 1997.
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Christopher Plummer Discography

Albums

Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album, MiniAlbum) RCA Victor, RCA Victor Greece 1965 Sell This Version
Christopher Plummer Cyrano - A New Musical (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1973 Sell This Version
SP 3702, SP-3702 Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer As Cyrano(2xLP, Gat) A&M Records, A&M Records SP 3702, SP-3702 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
TC 1525 Mordecai Richler, Christopher Plummer Mordecai Richler, Christopher Plummer - Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang (Abridged)(LP, Album) Caedmon Records TC 1525 US 1976 Sell This Version
2 - 90.002, 2 - 90.006, 2 - 90.000, 2 - 90.001, 9076/4 Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann - Original Soundtracks - The Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, Fiddler On The Roof(4xLP, box) Historia De La Música En El Cine, Historia De La Música En El Cine, liberty, Liberty, Original Soundtracks (2) 2 - 90.002, 2 - 90.006, 2 - 90.000, 2 - 90.001, 9076/4 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
Z128-2 E.T.A. HoffmannTchaikovsky* : Christopher Plummer, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philharmonia Orchestra E.T.A. HoffmannTchaikovsky* : Christopher Plummer, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philharmonia Orchestra - Nutcracker(2xCD, Album) Caedmon Records Z128-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
Walton* - Christopher Plummer, Sir Neville Marriner Conducts Choristers Of Westminster Cathedral*, The Orchestra Of The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields*, The Chorus Of The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields* Walton* - Christopher Plummer, Sir Neville Marriner Conducts Choristers Of Westminster Cathedral*, The Orchestra Of The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields*, The Chorus Of The Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields* - Henry V (Album) Chandos UK 1990 Sell This Version
SBC 127 Christopher Plummer Lewis Carroll The Complete Alice in Wonderland(4xCass) Caedmon Records SBC 127 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording) (EP) Victor Japan 1965 Sell This Version
TP 247, TL337 Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal - Música No Coração 1 - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)(7", EP) RCA Victor, TELECTRA, S.A.R.L, LISBOA TP 247, TL337 Portugal 1965 Sell This Version
20380 Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)(7", EP) RCA Of Australia Pty. Ltd. 20380 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
3AE-3316 Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer - The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)(7", EP) Victor 3AE-3316 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
47-9724 Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer Julie Andrews / Christopher Plummer - Edelweiss / My Favourite Things(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-9724 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
SS-1532 Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer - Do-Re-Mi / The Sound of Music(7", Single) RCA SS-1532 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
TP-248 Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal Rodgers And Hammerstein* / Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Irwin Kostal - The Sound Of Music 2 (Música No Coração 2)(7", EP) RCA Victor TP-248 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version

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