Christopher Plummer


Biography

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. He made his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, and notable film performances include The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Insider. In a career that spans seven decades and includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Johannes von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film The Sound of Music alongside Julie Andrews.[1] Plummer has also ventured into various television projects, including the legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds.

In the 21st century his film roles include The Insider as Mike Wallace, Inside Man with Denzel Washington, the Disney–Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as '1', The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger, and Beginners as Hal.

Plummer has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win at the age of 82 in 2012 for Beginners, Plummer is the oldest actor and person ever to win an Academy Award.


2017All the Money in the World as Jean Paul Getty
2017The Man Who Invented Christmas as Ebenezer Scrooge
2017The Star as King Herod (voice)
2017Boundaries as Jack
2017Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom as Dr. West
2017The Exception as Kaiser Wilhelm II
2017The River of My Dreams as
2016Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom as Dr. West
2015Remember as Zev Gutman
2015Pixies as Pixie King (voice)
2015Danny Collins as Frank Grubman
2015The Untold Story of The Sound of Music: A Diane Sawyer Special as Himself
2014The Forger as Joseph Cutter
2014Hector and the Search for Happiness as Professor Coreman
2014Elsa & Fred as Fred Bancroft
2013Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight as John Marshall Harlan
2013The Legend of Sarila as Croolik (voice)
2013Titans of the Ice Age as Narrator
2012Kali, the Little Vampire as Narrator (english version)
2012Barrymore as John Barrymore
2011The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger
2011Priest as Monsignor Orelas
2010The Tempest as Prospero
2010Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood as Narrator
2010Moguls and Movie Stars as Narrator
2010Beginners as Hal Fields
2009The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus
2009The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy
20099 as 1 (voice)
2009Up as Charles Muntz (voice)
2009Caesar and Cleopatra as Caesar
2009My Dog Tulip as J.R. Ackerley (voice)
2008The Summit as P.J. Aimes
2008The Summit as P.J. Aimes
2007Already Dead as Dr. Heller
2007Closing the Ring as Jack
2007Man in the Chair as Flash Madden
2007Emotional Arithmetic as David Winters
2006Nuremberg - Les nazis face à leurs crimes as Kommentator
2006The Lake House as Simon Wyler
2006Inside Man as Arthur Case
2005The New World as Captain Newport
2005Syriana as Dean Whiting
2005Four Minutes as Archie Mason
2005Must Love Dogs as Bill
2005Our Fathers as Cardinal Bernard Law
2005Miracle Planet as
2004Alexander as Aristotle
2004National Treasure as John Adams Gates
2003Cold Creek Manor as Mr. Massie
2003The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John as Narrator (voice)
2003Blizzard as Santa Claus
2002Nicholas Nickleby as Ralph Nickleby
2002Agent of Influence as John Watkins
2002Ararat as David
2001A Beautiful Mind as Dr. Rosen
2001Lucky Break as Graham Mortimer
2001Full Disclosure as Robert Lecker
2001On Golden Pond as Norman Thayer
2000Dracula 2000 as Matthew Van Helsing
2000American Tragedy as F. Lee Bailey
2000Possessed as Archbishop Hume
2000The Dinosaur Hunter as Hump Hinton
2000Nuremberg as
2000Nuremberg as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe
20001939-1945: The Seven Years That Shook the World as
1999Hidden Agenda as Ulrich Steiner
1999The Insider as Mike Wallace
1999Madeline: Lost in Paris as
1999The Clown at Midnight as Mr. Caruthers
1998Winchell as Franklin D. Roosevelt
1998Blackheart as Holmes
1998The First Christmas as Narrator
1997Skeletons as Reverend Carlyle
1997The Arrow as George Hees
1997Babes in Toyland as Barnaby Crookedman (voice)
1997The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys as Himself
1996The Conspiracy of Fear as Wakeman
1995Twelve Monkeys as Dr. Goines
1995Harrison Bergeron as John Klaxon
1995Dolores Claiborne as John Mackey
1994Crackerjack as Ivan Getz
1994Wolf as Raymond Alden
1993A Stranger in the Mirror as Clifton Lawrence
1993Madeline as
1993Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic as Narrator
1992Malcolm X as Chaplain Gill
1992Secrets as Mel Wexler
1992Liar's Edge as Harry Weldon
1991Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as General Chang
1991Rock-A-Doodle as Grand Duke (voice)
1991Money as Martin Yahl
1991Firehead as Col. Garland Vaughn
1991La dame de Berlin as Wilhelm Speer
1991Young Catherine as Sir Charles
1990Red Blooded American Girl as Dr. John Alcore
1990Counterstrike as
1990Where the Heart Is as Shitty
1990A Ghost in Monte Carlo as The Grand Duke Ivan
1989Mindfield as Doctor Satorius
1989The Metamorphosis - A study: Nabokov on Kafka as Vladimir Nabokov
1989Souvenir as Ernst Kestner
1989The First Emperor of China as Narrator
1988Shadow Dancing as Edmund Beaumont
1988The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind as Narrator (voice)
1988Vampire in Venice as Professor Paris Catalano
1988David el gnomo as
1987A Hazard of Hearts as Sir Giles Staverley
1987Dragnet as Reverend Jonathan Whirley
1987The Man Who Planted Trees as Narrator (voice: English version)
1987I Love N.Y. as John Robertson Yeats
1987The Gnomes' Great Adventure as Narrator
1986An American Tail as Henri
1986Crossings as
1986The Boy in Blue as Know
1986The Boss' Wife as Mr. Roalvang
1985The Velveteen Rabbit as Narrator
1985Ordeal by Innocence as Leo Argyle
1984Lily in Love as Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
1984The Cosby Show as
1984Dreamscape as Bob Blair
1983Prototype as Dr. Carl Forrester
1983The Thorn Birds as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1983The Thorn Birds as
1983The Thorn Birds as Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
1983The Scarlet and the Black as Col. Herbert Kappler
1982SuperTed as
1982Little Gloria... Happy at Last as Reggie Vanderbilt
1982Nature as
1982Highpoint as James Hatcher
1981The Amateur as Professor Lakos
1981Being Different as Narrator (voice)
1981Dial M For Murder as Tony Wendice
1981Eyewitness as Joseph
1980Desperate Voyage as Burrifous
1980Somewhere in Time as William Fawcett Robinson
1980The Shadow Box as Brian
1979Hanover Street as Paul Sellinger
1979Murder by Decree as Sherlock Holmes
1978Starcrash as The Emperor
1978The Silent Partner as Harry Reikle
1978International Velvet as John Seaton
1977The Disappearance as
1977Gesù di Nazareth as Erode Antipa
1977Jesus of Nazareth as Herod Antipas
1976Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers as Roscoe Heyward
1976The Moneychangers as Roscoe Heyward
1976Aces High as Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
1975The Man Who Would Be King as Rudyard Kipling
1975The Day That Shook the World as Archduke Ferdinand
1975The Return of the Pink Panther as Sir Charles Litton
1975The Spiral Staircase as Dr. Joe Sherman
1975Conduct Unbecoming as Maggiore Alastair Wimbourne
1974The Happy Prince as The Happy Prince (voice)
1974After the Fall as
1973The Pyx as Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
1970Waterloo as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
1969The Royal Hunt of the Sun as Atahualpa
1969Battle of Britain as Squadron Leader Colin Harvey
1969Lock Up Your Daughters as Lord Foppington
1968Nobody Runs Forever as Sir James Quentin
1968Oedipus the King as Oedipus
1967The Night of the Generals as Field Marshal Rommel
1966Triple Cross as Freddie Chapman
1966Inside Daisy Clover as Raymond Swan
1965The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp
1964Hamlet at Elsinore as Hamlet
1964The Fall of the Roman Empire as Commodus
196330 Minutes, Mister Plummer as Himself
1958Wind Across the Everglades as Walt Murdock
1958Stage Struck as Joe Sheridan
1953The Academy Awards as Christopher Plummer
1953General Electric Theater as
1952Omnibus as
1951Hallmark Hall of Fame as
1949Suspense as
1948Westinghouse Studio One as
1948The Ed Sullivan Show as
-The Last Full Measure as Frank Pitsenbarger
-Jesus of Nazareth as Herod Antipas
-Crossings as