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BARRYMORE Starring Christopher Plummer Now Available To View In Full


BARRYMORE Starring Christopher Plummer Now Available To View In FullThe complete PBS presentation of Christopher Plummer's remarkable one-man performance piece based on the life of noted actor John Barrymore is now available to view in full.

The official description of BARRYMORE starring Christopher Plummer is as follows: "Set in 1942, Barrymore shines a dramatic spotlight on the acclaimed-and notorious- John Barrymore, capturing the famously combative star in the final months of his life as he struggles to prepare for a backer's audition to stage a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. Once among the most acclaimed stage actors of his generation, as well as a central member of Broadway and Hollywood's most famous acting dynasty, Barrymore is now in the twilight of his career, no longer a leading box office draw and wrestling with the ravages of his life of excess. In equal parts lacerating wit and piercing despair, the faded icon revisits the highs and lows of his theatrical triumphs and remarkable life. The film starring Christopher Plummer had its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. It was directed and adapted by writer-director Érik Canuel from the production for which Plummer won both a Tony™ Award and Drama Desk Award. John Plumpis, who toured with Plummer in the play after its Broadway run, recreates his role of Frank, the prompter. The film came shortly after Plummer received his multiple awards for Beginners in 2010 (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and more). Playwright William Luce previously wrote the Broadway and London hit, The Belle of Amherst, starring Julie Harris as the poet Emily Dickinson, for which Ms. Harris won her fifth Tony Award for Best Actress. Luce has twice been nominated for Writers Guild Awards for the CBS-TV movies, "The Last Days of Patton," starring George C. Scott, and "The Woman He Loved," starring Jane Seymour, Olivia de Havilland and Julie Harris. He has also written autobiographical plays based on the lives of Lillian Hellman, Charlotte Bronte and Isak Dinesen."

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