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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario, the only child of Isabella Mary (Abbott) and John Orme Plummer, a secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University. He is a great-grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott (who served from 1891 to 1892), and a great-great-great-grandson of Anglican clergyman John Bethune. He... See full bio »
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 2015 Reds and Grays (pre-production)
King Gray (voice)
 2015/I Remember (post-production)
 2015 Pixies (post-production)
Pixie King (voice)
 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Professor Coreman
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series)
John Barrymore
- Barrymore (2014) ... John Barrymore
 2013 The Legend of Sarila
Croolik (English version, voice)
 2012 Kali, the Little Vampire (Short) (English version, voice)
 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Arngeir (voice)
 2011 Priest
Monsignor Orelas
 2010/IV The Tempest
 2009/I 9
#1 (voice)
 2009 Up (Video Game)
Charles Muntz (voice)
 2009 Up
Charles Muntz (voice)
 2009 My Dog Tulip
J.R. Ackerley (voice)
 2008 The Summit (TV Mini-Series)
P.J. Aimes
- Night Two (2008) ... P.J. Aimes
- Night One (2008) ... P.J. Aimes
 2007 Already Dead
Dr. Heller
 2007 Man in the Chair
Flash Madden
 2006 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / James Tyrone
 2005/II Heidi
Grandfather (voice)
 2005 Four Minutes (TV Movie)
Archie Mason
 2005 Our Fathers (TV Movie)
Cardinal Bernard Law
 2003 Cold Creek Manor
Mr. Massie
 2003 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Odd Job Jack (TV Series)
Magnus the Maker
- Holyland ... Magnus the Maker
 2002 Agent of Influence (TV Movie)
John Watkins
 2002 Ararat
 2002 Night Flight (TV Movie)
'Flash' Harry Peters
 2001 Lucky Break
Graham Mortimer
 2001 On Golden Pond (TV Movie)
Norman Thayer
 2001 Leo's Journey (TV Movie)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
F. Lee Bailey
 2000 Possessed (TV Movie)
Archbishop Hume
 2000 The Dinosaur Hunter (TV Movie)
Hump Hinton
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Hidden Agenda
Ulrich Steiner
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
Mr. Caruthers
 1998 The First Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
 1998 Blackheart
 1997 Skeletons (TV Movie)
Reverend Carlyle
 1997 The Arrow (TV Movie)
George Hees
 1996 We the Jury (TV Movie)
Wilfred Fransiscus
 1995 The Conspiracy of Fear (Video)
 1995 Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie)
John Klaxon
 1995 The New Adventures of Madeline (TV Series)
Narrator (1995) (voice)
 1994 Crackerjack
Ivan Getz
 1994 Wolf
Raymond Alden
 1993-1994 Madeline (TV Series)
- Madeline and the Pirates (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Madeline and the Easter Bonnet (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Madeline and the New House (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Madeline and the Mean, Nasty, Horrible Hats (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Madeline and the Old Violin (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Clifton Lawrence
 1992 Malcolm X
Chaplain Gill
 1992 Impolite
Naples O'Rorke (uncredited)
 1992 Secrets (TV Movie)
Mel Wexler
 1992 The First Circle (TV Movie)
Victor Abakumov
 1992 Liar's Edge
Harry Weldon
 1991 Berlin Lady (TV Mini-Series)
Wilhem Speer
 1991 Madeline in London (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 Madeline and the Gypsies (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Grand Duke (voice)
 1991 Money
Martin Yahl
 1991 Madeline and the Bad Hat (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1991 Young Catherine (TV Movie)
Sir Charles
 1991 Firehead
Col. Garland Vaughn
 1990 Madeline's Rescue (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Madeline's Christmas (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Red Blooded American Girl
Dr. John Alcore
 1990 The Little Crooked Christmas Tree (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Kingsgate
 1989 Nabokov on Kafka (TV Short)
Vladimir Nabokov
 1989 Mindfield
Doctor Satorius
 1989 Madeline (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Souvenir
Ernst Kestner
 1988 Shadow Dancing
Edmund Beaumont
 1988 Vampire in Venice
Professor Paris Catalano
 1988 Gandahar
Metamorphis (English version, voice)
 1987 The Gnomes' Great Adventure
 1987 A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie)
Sir Giles Staverley
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Jonathan Lawrence
- Shakespeare (1987) ... Jonathan Lawrence
 1987 Dragnet
Reverend Jonathan Whirley
 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees (Short)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1987 I Love N.Y.
John Robertson Yeats
 1987 The Nightingale (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1986 Spearfield's Daughter (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Jack Cruze
 1986 An American Tail
Henri (voice)
 1986 The Boss' Wife
Mr. Roalvang
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series)
Armand DeVilliers
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Armand DeVilliers
 1986 The Boy in Blue
 1986 The Tin Soldier (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 Rumpelstiltskin (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 The Velveteen Rabbit (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1985 David the Gnome (TV Series)
Narrator (1987) (English version, voice)
 1984 Lily in Love
Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
 1983 Prototype (TV Movie)
Dr. Carl Forrester
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
Reggie Vanderbilt
 1982 Highpoint
James Hatcher
 1981 The Amateur
Professor Lakos
 1981 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Tony Wendice
 1981 Eyewitness
 1981 When the Circus Came to Town (TV Movie)
Duke Royal
 1980 Desperate Voyage (TV Movie)
 1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie)
 1979 Hanover Street
Paul Sellinger
 1978 Starcrash
The Emperor
 1978 International Velvet
John Seaton
 1977 Silver Blaze (TV Short)
Sherlock Holmes
 1977 The Disappearance
 1977 The Assignment
Kaptain Behounek
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Herod Antipas
- Part 2 (1977) ... Herod Antipas
- Part 1 (1977) ... Herod Antipas
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Roscoe Heyward
- Part IV (1976) ... Roscoe Heyward
- Part III (1976) ... Roscoe Heyward
- Part II (1976) ... Roscoe Heyward
- Part I (1976) ... Roscoe Heyward
 1976 Aces High
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
 1975 The Spiral Staircase
Dr. Joe Sherman
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
 1974 The Happy Prince (Short)
The Happy Prince (voice)
 1973 The Pyx
Dt. Sgt. Jim Henderson
 1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Don Juan
- Don Juan in Hell (1971) ... Don Juan
 1968 The Secret of Michelangelo (TV Movie)
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Sir James Quentin
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Raymond Swan
 1964 Hamlet at Elsinore (TV Movie)
 1961 Playdate (TV Series)
Host (1961-1962)
 1961 Time Remembered (TV Movie)
Prince Albert
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Captain Brassbound
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Torvald Helmer
 1958 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie)
Dr. Jack Pelletier
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Walt Murdock
 1957-1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Thomas Mendip / Oedipus
- Oedipus, the King (1957) ... Oedipus
 1958 Little Moon of Alban (TV Movie)
Kenneth Boyd
 1956 Eye on New York (TV Series)
Lewis Rohnen
- Night of the Auk (1956) ... Lewis Rohnen
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Bruce Quealy
- Even the Weariest River (1956) ... Bruce Quealy
 1956 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Walter Shelley
- A Letter from the Queen (1956) ... Walter Shelley
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Carr
- The King's Bounty (1955) ... Robert Carr
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Sheep's Clothing (1954)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Michael O'Leary
- Dark Victory (1953) ... Michael O'Leary
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1953 Encounter (TV Series)
- Othello (1953)
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He played Iago to James Earl Jones' Othello in Shakespeare's "Othello" on Broadway in 1982. See more »

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The writing was superior [in the '50s]. But then we had all the best writers, Horton Foote and others, writing for this brash new medium. It was as exciting as hell. It was an adventure. Television has become a little glossy. A little too comfortable. See more »


Has worked with both Obi-Wan Kenobis on film. Alec Guinness played his father in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), while Plummer later played father to Ewan McGregor in Beginners (2010). See more »


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