Canadian actor Christopher Plummer
|Christopher Plummer was born in 1929. His parents divorced before he was even a year old. He was brought up by his mother and aunts at the family home just outside Montreal.
But Plummer chafed at his genteel, almost Edwardian upbringing. As he puts it, "the gutters soon beckoned". By the time he was a teenager, Plummer was already acting and enjoying the Montreal nightlife. Admittedly, all with his mother's consent.
While many people associate Christopher Plummer with Captain von Trapp in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music, there's so much more to Plummer.
A classically trained actor, he was part of the Golden Age of CBC Radio Drama. He had a thriving stage and movie career in Montreal and New York in the 1940s and '50s. And he's played many leading roles in Stratford, including a ground-breaking performance of Henry V.
He also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in England, on Broadway, and in countless movies.
Now in his 80s, Christopher Plummer is more in demand than ever - both on stage and on the screen.
|Photo by Sascha Hastings|
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