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Christopher Plummer

Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA

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The Canadian-born Christopher Plummer acted for over 60 years of his life. He won almost every possible acting award including an Oscar, two Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA.
Known for his distinctive performances in many films (The Sound of Music, Battle of Britain, The Night of The Generals, Somewhere in Time, Nicholas Nickleby, A Beautiful Mind, and, most recently, Knives Out and All The Money in the World), he is also known for his command of Shakespearean roles.
Mr. Plummer has portrayed nearly all of the Bard's lead characters on stages around the world. He made his debut at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1956 playing the title role in Henry V.
Plummer most recently appeared on Broadway in a 2007 production of "Inherit the Wind." In total, he appeared in 16 Broadway productions, including "King Lear," "Barrymore," "No Man's Land," "Macbeth," "Othello," "The Good Doctor," "Cyrano," "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," "Arturo Ui," "J.B.," "Night of the Auk," "The Lark," "The Dark is Light Enough," and "Home Is The Hero."
His Broadway debut came in the 1954 production of "The Starcross Story" by Diana Morgan. He won Tony Awards for his roles in "Cyrano" and "Barrymore," and was nominated five more times.
Though Plummer appeared in over 100 films, he said his first and primary love was the theater. "The theatre has given me the most joy professionally, because of the live audience. I think it's desperately important to form a communion with your audience. That's your partner. Though I admire and take pleasure in movies, they can't replace the stage," he told The Globe and Mail in 2010.

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Christopher Plummer STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Revival, 2007
Henry Drummond

Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
King Lear of Britain

John Barrymore


Broadway Revival, 1988




Original Broadway Production, 1973
Cyrano de Bergerac

Broadway Production, 1965
Francisco Pizarro

Arturo Ui


Lewis Rohmen


Count Peter Zichy

Manchester Monagham

George Phillips

Christopher Plummer Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Sound Designer

Christopher Plummer Movies

[1958]Johnny Belinda Dr. Jack Pelletier

[1958]Little Moon of Alban Kenneth Boyd

[1958]Stage Struck Joe Sheridan

[1958]Wind Across the Everglades Walt Murdock

[1959]A Doll's House Torvald Helmer

[1959]The Philadelphia Story Mike Connor

[1960]Captain Brassbound's Conversion Captain Brassbound

[1961]Time Remembered Prince Albert

[1962]Cyrano De Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac

[1964]Hamlet at Elsinore Hamlet

[1964]The Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus

[1965]Inside Daisy Clover Raymond Swan

[1965]The Sound of Music Captain Georg von Trapp

[1966]Triple Cross Eddie Chapman

[1967]The Night of the Generals Field Marshal Rommel

[1968]Oedipus the King Oedipus

[1968]The High Commissioner Sir James Quentin

[1968]The Secret of Michelangelo Narrator

[1969]Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Colin Harvey

[1969]Lock Up Your Daughters! Lord Foppington

[1969]The Royal Hunt of the Sun Atahuallpa

[1970]Waterloo Arthur Wellesley - Duke of Wellington

[1973]The Pyx Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson

[1974]After the Fall Quentin

[1975]Conduct Unbecoming Maj. Alastair Wimbourne

[1975]The Assassination at Sarajevo Archduke Ferdinand

[1975]The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling

[1975]The Return of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton

[1975]The Spiral Staircase Dr. Sherman

[1976]Aces High Sinclair

[1977]The Assignment Kaptain Behounek

[1977]The Disappearance Deverell

[1978]International Velvet John Seaton

[1978]Starcrash The Emperor

[1978]The Silent Partner Reikle

[1979]Hanover Street Paul Sellinger

[1979]Murder by Decree Sherlock Holmes

[1979]Riel Prime Minister John A. Macdonald

[1980]Desperate Voyage Burrifous

[1980]Somewhere in Time W. F. Robinson

[1980]The Shadow Box Brian

[1981]Dial 'M' for Murder Tony Wendice

[1981]Eyewitness Joseph

[1981]The Amateur Professor Lakos

[1981]When the Circus Came to Town Duke Royal

[1982]Highpoint James Hatcher

[1983]Prototype Dr. Carl Forrester

[1983]The Scarlet and the Black Col. Herbert Kappler

[1984]Dreamscape Bob Blair

[1984]Lily in Love Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova

[1984]Ordeal by Innocence Leo Argyle

[1986]An American Tail Henri - Voice

[1986]The Boss' Wife Mr. Roalvang

[1986]The Boy in Blue Knox

[1986]The Tin Soldier Narrator - Voice

[1987]A Hazard of Hearts Sir Giles Staverley

[1987]Dragnet Whirley

[1987]I Love N.Y. John Robertson Yeats

[1987]The Gnomes' Great Adventure Narrator

[1987]The Nightingale Narrator - Voice

[1988]Shadow Dancing Edmund Beaumont

[1988]Souvenir Ernst Kestner

[1988]Vampire in Venice Professor Paris Catalano


[1989]Mindfield Doctor Satorius

[1989]Nabokov on Kafka Vladimir Nabokov

[1990]A Ghost in Monte Carlo The Grand Duke Ivan

[1990]Red Blooded American Girl Dr. John Alcore

[1990]Where the Heart Is Shitty

[1991]A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz

[1991]Firehead Vaughn

[1991]Money Martin Yahl

[1991]Rock-A-Doodle Grand Duke - Voice

[1991]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Chang

[1991]The First Circle Victor Abakumov

[1991]Young Catherine Sir Charles

[1992]Liar's Edge Harry Weldon

[1992]Malcolm X Chaplain Gill

[1992]Secrets Mel Wexler

[1993]A Stranger in the Mirror Clifton Lawrence

[1994]Crackerjack Ivan Getz

[1994]Felidae Joker

[1994]Wolf Raymond Alden

[1995]Dolores Claiborne Detective John Mackey

[1995]Harrison Bergeron John Klaxon

[1995]Twelve Monkeys Dr. Goines

[1996]We the Jury Wilfred Fransiscus

[1997]Babes in Toyland Barnaby Crookedman - Voice

[1997]Skeletons Reverend Carlyle

[1998]Blackheart Holmes

[1998]The Clown at Midnight Mr. Caruthers

[1998]The First Christmas Narrator - Voice

[1998]Winchell Franklin D. Roosevelt

[1999]Hidden Agenda Ulrich Steiner

[1999]Madeline: Lost in Paris Narrator - Voice

[1999]The Insider Mike Wallace

[2000]American Tragedy F. Lee Bailey

[2000]Dracula 2001 Abraham Van Helsing

[2000]Possessed Archbishop Hume

[2000]The Dinosaur Hunter Hump Hinton

[2001]A Beautiful Mind Dr. Rosen

[2001]Lucky Break Graham Mortimer

[2001]On Golden Pond Norman Thayer

[2002]Agent of Influence John Watkins

[2002]Ararat David

[2002]Nicholas Nickleby Ralph Nickleby

[2002]Night Flight 'Flash' Harry Peters

[2003]Blizzard Santa Claus

[2003]Cold Creek Manor Mr. Massie

[2003]The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Narrator - Voice

[2004]Alexander Aristotle

[2004]National Treasure John Adams Gates

[2005]Four Minutes Archie Mason

[2005]Heidi Grandfather - Voice

[2005]Must Love Dogs Bill

[2005]Our Fathers Cardinal Bernard Law

[2005]Syriana Dean Whiting

[2005]The New World Captain Newport

[2006]Inside Man Arthur Case

[2006]The Lake House Simon Wyler

[2007]Already Dead Dr. Heller

[2007]Closing the Ring Jack

[2007]Emotional Arithmetic David Winters

[2007]Man in the Chair Flash Madden

[2009]Caesar and Cleopatra Caesar

[2009]My Dog Tulip J.R. Ackerley - Voice

[2009]The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Doctor Parnassus

[2009]The Last Station Leo Tolstoy

[2009]Up Charles Muntz - Voice

[2010]Beginners Hal

[2010]Making a Scene

[2010]The Tempest Prospero

[2011]Barrymore John Barrymore

[2011]Priest Monsignor Orelas

[2011]The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Henrik Vanger

[2013]Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight John Harlan

[2013]The Legend of Sarila Croolik - Voice

[2014]Elsa & Fred Fred

[2014]Hector and the Search for Happiness Professor Coreman

[2014]The Forger Joseph Cutter

[2015]Danny Collins Frank Grubman

[2015]Pixies Pixie King - Voice

[2015]Remember Zev Guttman

[2016]Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom Dr. West - Voice

[2016]The Exception Kaiser Wilhelm II

[2017]All the Money in the World J. Paul Getty

[2017]Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dr. West - Voice

[2017]The Man Who Invented Christmas Scrooge

[2017]The Star Herod - Voice

[2018]Boundaries Jack

[2019]Cliffs of Freedom Thanasi

[2019]Knives Out Harlan Thrombey

[2019]The Last Full Measure Frank Pitsenbarger

[2022]Heroes of the Golden Masks Rizzo - Voice

Christopher Plummer TV Shows

Little Women Dick

Producers' Showcase Christian de Neuvillette

Kraft Theatre Robert Carr

Appointment with Adventure Roger Manning

The Alcoa Hour Bruce Quealy

Eye on New York Lewis Rohnen

General Electric Theater Walter Shelley

Sunday Showcase Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Our American Heritage Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

[ 1957-1961]The DuPont Show of the Month Rudolf Rassendyll, King Rudolf, Sir Miles Hendon

BBC Play of the Month Don Juan

Witness to Yesterday Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward

The Sunday Drama Sherlock Holmes

Jesus of Nazareth Herod Antipas

Little Gloria... Happy at Last Reggie Vanderbilt

The Thorn Birds Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese

David the Gnome Narrator

Spearfield's Daughter Lord Jack Cruze

Crossings Armand DeVilliers

The Cosby Show Jonathan Lawrence

Berlin Lady Wilhem Speer

[ 1990-1993]Counterstrike Alexander Addington

[ 1990-1994]Madeline Narrator

The New Adventures of Madeline Narrator

The Arrow George Hees

Nuremberg Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe

Odd Job Jack Magnus the Maker

The Summit P.J. Aimes

Nostalgia Critic Grand Duke, Captain Von Trapp

That Fellow in the Coat Tulip's Owner

[ 2019-2021]Departure Howard Lawson

Christopher Plummer Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind

Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Christopher Plummer, No Man's Land

Theatre World Awards - 1955 - Performance

Christopher Plummer, The Dark is Light Enough

Christopher Plummer Videos

Christopher Plummer News

Never Before Seen OF THINGS PAST Starring Michael Moriarty, Louise Caire Clark and Tara Reid to Debut in October

Of Things Past, a truly unique production, over 37 years in the making, at last will be enjoyed by North American viewing audiences beginning October 3rd on Amazon, Vudu and major cable systems' VOD, the announcement was made today by the film's distributor Jerome Courshon, CEO of Lion Heart Distribution.

Tony Danza, Nikki M. James, and More Join Jamie deRoy & Friends at Birdland Next Month

Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  Find out who the special guests are for the show, and get tickets here!

Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Lead Reading of 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse has announced that 2019 Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger will lead the cast of a Script in Hand play reading, “100 Saints You Should Know,” on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the reading here!


 Following a sold-out engagement last February at Guadalajara’s spectacular Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénica, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is returning to Mexico with a four city tour this coming fall, playing Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey, and a triumphant return to Guadalajara.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY to Return to Mexico With Four City Tour

Bugs Bunny and friends are returning to Mexico with a four-city tour this autumn. Don't miss this unforgettable concert experience in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Monterrey.

Video: THE WHO'S TOMMY Sets Record as the Most Successful Production in Goodman Theatre History

Discover the incredible success of The Who's Tommy at Goodman Theatre, breaking records and thrilling audiences. Watch the exclusive video of the final bow featuring Pete Townshend. Don't miss out on this historic production.

Westport Country Playhouse To Present Reading Of Romantic Comedy MAYTAG VIRGIN, August 21

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy, “Maytag Virgin,” written and directed by southern regionalist Audrey Cefaly, on Monday, August 21, at 7 p.m. The play was voted “Best Comedy” in Atlanta by in 2018.

White Heron Theatre Company to Present THE 39 STEPS in Nantucket

Get ready for a fast-paced comedy mystery thriller as White Heron Theatre Company brings 'The 39 Steps' to Nantucket. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock, this production features over 150 characters played by a talented cast of four. Don't miss this exciting limited run.

Westport Country Playhouse Names Mark Shanahan Incoming Artistic Director For 2024-25 Season

Westport Country Playhouse's board of trustees have announced that director, playwright, and actor Mark Shanahan has been named as incoming artistic director for the 2024-25 season. He will officially assume the artistic director position in March 2024. Currently, Shanahan is curator of the Playhouse's Script in Hand playreading series.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Air at North Shore Music Theatre

What did our critic think of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA?

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Climbs Every Mountain at Benedum Center

A heightened comic sensibility makes this old classic feel fresh to even the most cynical viewer (namely, me).

White Heron Theatre Company Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 10

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket will open it's first production of the 2023 summer season, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward (Present Laughter, Private Lives) and directed by Skip Greer. Greer returns to Nantucket after directing 2017's Outside Mullingar for White Heron.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY Adds Family Activities, Coming To Los Angeles In July

The much beloved film-and-orchestra concert Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is returning to Los Angeles for the first time in eight years, and in a new home . . . the spectacular Microsoft Theater.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, ON YOUR FEET! & More Set for the Grand 2023-24 Season

The Grand Opera House has unveiled its 2023-2024 Broadway in Wilmington season at The Playhouse on Rodney Square.

Santino Fontana, Kristine Nielsen, and Arnie Burton Lead Cast in Reading of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” on Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m.  From the novel by Agatha Christie, the cunning tale of murder and deception is a brand new adaptation for the stage by Mark Shanahan, who will also direct. This summer, the Alley Theatre in Houston will stage the play’s world premiere production.

Video: How Tovah Feldshuh Built a Five-Decade Career Onstage

Audiences today may know her best as Mrs. Brice, but Broadway has known Tovah Feldshuh by many other names. She made her Broadway debut on May 13, 1973 in Cyrano alongside Christopher Plummer at the Palace Theatre. Since then, she has gone on to play some of Broadway's most iconic characters. In this video, chats more about her epic career on stage and screen!

Photos/Video: Tovah Feldshuh Celebrates 50 Years on Broadway at FUNNY GIRL

On Saturday night, May 13, 2023, the cast and company of Funny Girl celebrated Broadway legend Tovah Feldshuh as she commemorated 50 years on Broadway. Check out photos and video from the night here!

Servant Stage Presents The Classic Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC

From its soaring ballads and fun, uptempo tunes, to its heartwarming and uplifting story about family, love, and faith in the face of uncertain times, The Sound of Music has proven itself to be perpetually relevant and one of the “favorite things” for people of all ages.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Receive the John Willis Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre At 2023 Theatre World Awards

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is the recipient of the 10th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, which will be presented to him at this year's Theatre World Award ceremony.

Adam Jacobs, Alison Luff, Bobby Conte & More Will Lead Reimagined THE WHO'S TOMMY at Chicago's Goodman Theatre

This summer, Chicago will be first to experience a reimagined production of The Who's Tommy when the original creators reunite at Goodman Theatre. Tony Award winners Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, nearly 30 years after their epic pop-culture musical theater sensation first bowed on Broadway, have reconvened to tell the story of Tommy Walker for 2023 audiences.


Christopher Plummer has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

Christopher Plummer has not appeared in the West End

Christopher Plummer has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Theatre World Awards), Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Inherit the Wind," Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Inherit the Wind," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Inherit the Wind," Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "King Lear," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "King Lear," Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Barrymore," Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Barrymore," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Barrymore," Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "No Man's Land," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "No Man's Land," Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "Othello," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Actor in a Play (Tony Awards) for "Othello," Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Cyrano," Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for "Cyrano," Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "Play," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "J. B.," and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for "The Dark is Light Enough."

John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Theatre World Awards), Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Lear, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Barrymore, Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Barrymore, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Barrymore, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cyrano, Outstanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Cyrano Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Playand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Dark is Light Enough.

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