Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer
Born: December 13, 1929
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Christopher Plummer has earned the reputation of being one of Canada's most popular and foremost actors.
He was raised and educated in the Montreal area living in a home where artistic culture seemed to thrive.
Plummer took lessons in classical piano but in high school he recognized and developed an inspiration to become an actor.
He gained his early acting experience by traveling with the Montreal Repertory Theatre playing many roles.
Christopher Plummer auditioned for a role in the first season of the Stratford Festival in Canada but was turned down.
In the mid 1950's, his work included Shakespearian experience on TV and on Broadway where his acting talent was improving.
In 1956, Plummer received an invitation to play Henry V at the Stratford Festival indicating how times had changed.
Plummer was cast in the role of Captain Von Trapp in the hit movie "The Sound of Music" in 1965.
Although Plummer did not like playing the role, it did much to open his career to further acting assignments.
He continued playing roles on stage, TV, and the movies and his performances as an actor were being recognized throughout the world.
His career has spanned over six decades and he has been given numerous Best Actor and Leading Actor awards.
Christopher Plummer was presented the Canadian Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
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Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
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