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Until the 2009 Academy Awards were announced, it could be said about Christopher Plummer that he was the finest actor of the post-World War II period to fail to get an Academy Award. In that, he was following in the footsteps of the late great John Barrymore, whom Plummer so memorably portrayed on Broadway in a one-man show that brought him his ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 The Forger (post-production)
Joseph Cutter
 2014 Hector and the Search for Happiness (completed)
Professor Coreman
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Fred Barcroft
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
John Harlan
 2013 The Legend of Sarila
Croolik (English version, voice)
 2012 Kali, the Little Vampire (Short) (English version, voice)
 2010/IV The Tempest
Prospero
 2009/I 9
#1 (voice)
 2009 Up
Charles Muntz (voice)
 2009 My Dog Tulip
J.R. Ackerley (voice)
 2007 Already Dead
Dr. Heller
 2007 Man in the Chair
Flash Madden
 2005/II Heidi
Grandfather (voice)
 2005 Must Love Dogs
Bill
 2003 Cold Creek Manor
Mr. Massie
 2003 The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Ararat
David
 2001 Lucky Break
Graham Mortimer
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Hidden Agenda
Ulrich Steiner
 1999 The Clown at Midnight
Mr. Caruthers
 1998 The First Christmas
Narrator
 1998 Blackheart
Holmes
 1994 Crackerjack
Ivan Getz
 1994 Wolf
Raymond Alden
 1992 Malcolm X
Chaplain Gill
 1992 Impolite
Naples O'Rorke (uncredited)
 1992 Liar's Edge
Harry Weldon
 1991 Rock-A-Doodle
Grand Duke (voice)
 1991 Money
Martin Yahl
 1991 Firehead
Col. Garland Vaughn
 1990 Red Blooded American Girl
Dr. John Alcore
 1989 Kingsgate
 1989 Mindfield
Doctor Satorius
 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
Narrator
 1987 Dragnet
Reverend Jonathan Whirley
 1987 The Man Who Planted Trees (Short)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1987 I Love N.Y.
John Robertson Yeats
 1986 An American Tail
Henri (voice)
 1986 The Boss' Wife
Mr. Roalvang
 1986 The Boy in Blue
Knox
 1984 Lily in Love
Fitzroy Wynn / Roberto Terranova
 1982 Highpoint
James Hatcher
 1981 The Amateur
Professor Lakos
 1981 Eyewitness
Joseph
 1979 Hanover Street
Paul Sellinger
 1978 Starcrash
The Emperor
 1978 International Velvet
John Seaton
 1977 The Disappearance
Deverell
 1977 The Assignment
Captain Behounek
 1976 Aces High
Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Alastair Wimbourne
 1975 The Spiral Staircase
Dr. Joe Sherman
 1974 The Happy Prince (Short)
The Happy Prince (voice)
 1969 Lock Up Your Daughters!
Lord Foppington
 1968 Nobody Runs Forever
Sir James Quentin
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Raymond Swan
 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Walt Murdock
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Other Works:

The Dark Is Light Enough (1955). Comedy. Written by Christopher Fry. Directed by Guthrie McClintic. ANTA Playhouse: 23 Feb 1955- 23 Apr 1955 (69 performances). Cast: Katharine Cornell (as "Countess Rosmarin Ostenburg"), Tyrone Power (as "Richard Gettner, An Austrian in the Hungarian rebel army"), Arnold Moss (as "Colonel Janik,... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Television is certainly more skilfully handled [now] than it was then. There are certain things, like Sherlock (2010). which is enchanting and perfectly right for a younger audience. And the truly wonderful thing about it is that it is not disloyal to the original. There's a Conan Doyle feeling about it - something that Doyle would have written for this age. Benedict [Cumberbatch] is a superb ... See more »

Trivia:

Longtime resident of Fairfield County's Weston, Connecticut. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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