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Montreal-born acting icon Christopher Plummer has enough credits to last him several lifetimes - not only does he have over a hundred movies to his credit, but his sixty-five year stage career as one of the finest classical actors of our time has made him a veritable acting legend.
He began his professional career at the age of 17 doing Shakespeare, and from there - CBC radio and television, Broadway, Britain's National Theater, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Stratford Festival. Tireless and prolific, he's won two Emmy's, two Tony's, a Genie, been made a Companion to the Order of Canada, and in 2008 published his colorful autobiography 'In Spite of Myself'.
Since his movie debut in 1958 with 'Stage Struck', his film credits are endless: 'The Sound of Music' (as Captain von Trapp), 'The Insider', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'Murder by Decree', Pixar's 'Up', 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus'... and the role that finally got him an Oscar nomination at the age of eighty, Leo Tolstoy in 'The Last Station'.
Just back from Sweden where he was playing patriarch Henrik Vanger in David Fincher's re-make of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''... Christopher is now in Toronto to reprise his role as the dashing thespian, John Barrymore in the Tony-award winning play 'Barrymore' (January 27 to March 9).