Entertainment January 16, 2012
Christopher Plummer: Our Golden Globe Winner

Our all time favourite patriarch of the Von Trapp family, Christopher Plummer, added another honour to his long list of achievements last night with a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his role as an elderly gay man who decides to reveal his sexuality to his adult son in the film "Beginners".

Plummer, who has been a star presence in Hollywood since even before his "Sound of Music" role in 1965, is also a legendary stage performer and one of the most accomplished actors in the English language. Born in Toronto and raised near Montreal, he is a Canadian icon, making his debut at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1956 and returning many times, even as his Broadway and film career took off.

Until last night, he had never won a Golden Globe - but he had presented our show with one of its most memorable interviews of last year. Here he is in one of our favourite clips, discussing David Fincher, William Shatner, and the medical concerns that most concern a young actor in his prime. To see the full episode, visit here:

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