Christopher Plummer

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/13/1929, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; director
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Christopher Plummer Fast Facts:
  • Is the great-grandson of former Canadian prime minister Sir John Abbott.
  • Considered a career as a concert pianist before turning to acting.
  • In 1954, made his Broadway debut in Star Cross Story.
  • In the final cut of The Sound of Music (1965), the singing vocals he recorded were dubbed by another singer.
  • Was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1968.
  • The American Theater Critics Association inducted him into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • Portrayed actor John Barrymore in the one-person play Barrymore at the Stratford Theatre Festival in Ontario, Canada, in 1996. He won a Tony for the performance on Broadway in 1997, and then reprised the role in 2011, first in Toronto and then on a North American tour.
  • Reunited with Julie Andrews, his costar in The Sound of Music, for CBS's live presentation of On Golden Pond in 2001. 
  • Is the author of In Spite of Myself: A Memoir (2008).
  • Appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show with his Sound of Music castmates in an October 2010 episode devoted to the film.
  • Calls theater his favorite venue for acting.
  • Christopher Plummer Relationships:
  • Amanda Plummer - Daughter
  • Isabella Mary Plummer - Mother
  • Patricia Audrey Lewis - Ex-wife
  • Elaine Taylor - Wife
  • John Plummer - Father
  • Tammy Grimes - Ex-wife
  • Christopher Plummer Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama - Nominee
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Single Performance by an Actor - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series - Winner
  • 2007 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1997 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 1982 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1994 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1974 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 2004 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2003 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1982 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
  • 1993 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1959 Tony: Actor (Dramatic) - Nominee

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