Born In: Toronto, Canada
Christopher Plummer was a Canadian actor who acquired global recognition following his portrayal of Baron von Trapp in the superhit musical film The Sound of Music. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Canadian actors, Plummer acquired a reputation for bringing several historical characters to life on celluloid, including Leo Tolstoy and Rudyard Kipling. He started his career on Broadway and worked in several musicals. Besides his powerful screen presence, it was Plummer’s deep and sonorous baritone that helped him bag critically acclaimed and award- winning roles. He is frequently associated with reputed theatre productions, including The Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. In the later stage of his career, Plummer found more success, as his films became mainstream hits and received rave reviews. With an illustrious career spanning over five decades, Plummer won numerous awards, including an Oscar, several Tony awards, and a BAFTA award. He was invested as Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's second highest honour, and later inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Also Known As: Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
Died At Age: 91
Spouse/Ex-: Elaine Taylor (m. 1970), Patricia Lewis (m. 1962 – div. 1967), Tammy Grimes (m. 1956 – div. 1960)
father: John Orme Plummer
mother: Isabella Mary Abbott
children: Amanda Plummer
Born Country: Canada
place of death: Weston, Connecticut, United States
Ancestry: Scottish Canadian, English Canadian
City: Toronto, Canada
Apart from a prolific career as an actor, Plummer actively worked behind the stage as well. He wrote�for stage and television, arranged music, and performed them as well.�
Christopher Plummer was married to actress Tammy Grimes, from 1956 to 1960. They had a daughter, Amanda.
He got married for a second time to journalist Patricia Lewis, in 1962, but the marriage ended in 1967.
He married British former actress Elaine Taylor, in 1970 and the couple remained together till his death in 2021. They lived�in Weston, Connecticut.
Christopher Plummer died on February 5, 2021, at his home in Weston, Connecticut, at age�91.
He was one of the most respected actors in Canada. In honor of his achievements, he received the Canadian Screen Award for Lifetime Achievement in a Performing Arts Program.
|2012||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Beginners (2010)|
|2012||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Beginners (2010)|
|1994||Outstanding Voice-Over Performance||Madeline (1989)|
|1994||Outstanding Voice-Over Performance||The New Adventures of Madeline (1995)|
|1977||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series||Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976)|
|2012||Best Supporting Actor||Beginners (2010)|
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