He played Macbeth opposite Glenda Jackson's Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Broadway in 1988.
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[on working with Michael Langham] Hamlet can sound self-pitying. He's always whining, something being rotten in Denmark and the world so awful. To get over that, Michael suggested that because Hamlet himself had a large intellect, that he turned those complaining moments into a kind of wonderment and would analyze everything as a fresh discovery. It was a superb way of getting rid of the danger ...
Has played the title role in Hamlet at Elsinore
(1964), appearing with Michael Caine
, who played Hamlet's closest friend Horatio. Caine later said that he had never truly understood Hamlet until he saw Plummer playing the role.
Rich smooth voice