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Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer's biography

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer is 92 years old television actor born at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Christopher was born on Friday 13th of December 1929. He is often nicknamed as Christopher Plummer, Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, Chris. According to year of birth 1929 Christopher belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 13th of December means he is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.He was married 3 times.

He is native english speaker. He is white canadian. Christopher is citizen of Canada. He is atheist. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know Christopher also as film actor, voice actor, character actor. He is recently known as stage actor.

Christopher Plummer's dad

Christopher Plummer's father's name is John Orme Plummer.

Christopher Plummer's mom

Christopher Plummer's mother's name is Isabella Mary Abbott.

Christopher Plummer's family

Christopher Plummer's ex wifes

Tammy Grimes

Christopher Plummer and Tammy Grimes have been together since 1956 for 4 years. She is known as singer. Christopher´s ex wife was born on Tuesday 30th of January 1934 in Lynn. Christopher´s ex wife died on Sunday 30th of October 2016 in Lillian Booth Actors Home. Tammy Grimes was 87 years old, when this happened.

Patricia Lewis

Christopher Plummer and Patricia Lewis have been together since 1962 for 4 years.

Elaine Taylor

Christopher Plummer and Elaine Taylor have been together since 1970 for 51 years.

Christopher has 1 daughter.

Christopher Plummer's daughter: Amanda Plummer

Christopher Plummer's daughter's name is Amanda Plummer. She is known as stage actor. His daughter was born on Saturday 23rd of March 1957.

Christopher Plummer's schools

We found 2 schools Christopher attended. Complete list of schools: McGill University, High School of Montreal.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended and graduated from the High School of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Christopher Plummer's career

His main focus is to be television actor. He is famous thanks to Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. You could see him also in Beginners, The Moneychangers. Christopher is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Is Christopher Plummer gay ?

Christopher is known to be straight.

How did Christopher Plummer die

He died on on Friday 5th of February 2021 when he was 92 years old at Weston. Christopher Plummers death was caused by complications from a fall.

Awards and competitions

Christopher Plummer's Awards

  • On 5/22/02, he was awarded the first Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre by the Roundabout Theatre. His The Sound of Music (1965) co-star Dame Julie Andrews was among those in attendance.
  • He and daughter Amanda Plummer both received Emmy Award nominations (2005). She won, he did not.
  • He was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, in 1998 (charter member).
  • At age 82, he was the oldest person to receive an Academy Award. At age 88, he became the oldest person ever to be nominated for an acting Academy Award for All the Money in the World (2017).
  • The longest he has gone without an Academy Award nomination is the six years between Beginners (2010) and All the Money in the World (2017).
  • He was awarded the CC (Companion of the Order of Canada) in the 1968 Queen's Honours List for his services to the performing arts; Canada's highest civilian honor.

Christopher Plummer's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work The Last Station in 2009
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work Beginners in 2011
  • Christopher was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for work All the Money in the World in 2017

What Christopher Plummer has done for a first time

  • Became a father for the first time at age 27 when his first wife, Tammy Grimes, gave birth to their daughter, Amanda Plummer (Amanda Michael Plummer), on March 23, 1957.
  • On 5/22/02, he was awarded the first Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre by the Roundabout Theatre. His The Sound of Music (1965) co-star Dame Julie Andrews was among those in attendance.
  • Had worked with two Spider-Mans. First he worked with Nicholas Hammond in The Sound of Music (1965), and later with Andrew Garfield in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).

Christopher Plummer's quotes

  • [why he prefers playing evil characters] The devil is more interesting than God.
  • Unless you can surround yourself with as many beautiful things as you can afford, I don't think life has very much meaning.
  • I'm bored with questions about acting.
  • [on working with Dame Julie Andrews] Working with her is like being hit over the head with a Valentine's card.
  • [on working with Michael Langham] When I did "Henry V", he changed my life. Really owe my career to Michael.
  • [on being asked whether he had made his peace with his most famous film The Sound of Music (1965)] Oh, God no.
  • Too many people in the world are unhappy with their lot. And then they retire and they become vegetables. I think retirement in any profession is death, so I'm determined to keep crackin'.
  • [on receiving a Screen Actors Guild award for Beginners (2010)] I just can't tell you what fun I've had being a member of the world's second oldest profession. When they honor you, it's like being lit by the holy grail.
  • [on the ability to convey a sense of pathos] Very few people have it naturally - Chaplin, Brando. It's a gift. But you can learn how to fake it.
  • Ewan (McGregor) doesn't act, he inhabits a role. And, of course, he makes you not act and inhabit the role, like it's a competition. I owe that to him.
  • As T.S. Eliot measures his life with coffee spoons, so I measure mine by the plays I've been in. I'm too vague to measure any other way.
  • The theatre is not for sissies. It separates the men from the boys.
  • [a portion of his Oscar acceptance speech for Beginners (2010)] I would happily share this award with [Ewan McGregor] if I had any decency but I don't.
  • [to his Oscar statuette at the 2012 Academy Awards] You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?
  • [on cell-phones ringing during a live performance] The only thing to do is to say something like "I'll get it." The audience gives you applause because they hate it too.
  • The writing was superior [in the '50s]. But then we had all the best writers, Horton Foote and others, writing for this brash new medium. It was as exciting as hell. It was an adventure. Television has become a little glossy. A little too comfortable.
  • I was much a part of live television in the '50s. There was something terribly honest about live television and terribly dangerous and terribly risky. You were bound to learn your lines without bumping into each other, which we did a lot of.
  • [on losing the leading role of King Henry II in Becket (1964) to Peter O'Toole] I wished I'd done that film. I adored Peter; he was a friend. But I could have killed him, the son-of-a-bitch, for taking the part.

Christopher Plummer's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Christopher Plummer looks. We will focus on Christopher´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 10" (178 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted blue. His hair is shade of grey.