Christopher Plummer was a Canadian actor.

Biography

Born Arthur Plummer in Toronto, Ontario, Plummer studied with the Canadian Repertory Company and after several years made his Broadway debut, earning his first Tony nomination for J.B. He soon became internationally well-known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and would appear in films as varied as The Man Who Would Be King and The Return of the Pink Panther whilst continuing his theatrical career with titular roles in Macbeth and Richard III.

Plummer consistently continued to act, playing Prospero in a filmed production of The Tempest, earning an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Leo Tolstoy in The Last Station, and working as a voice actor, playing the explorer Charles Muntz in Up and the elder "1" in 9.

Plummer passed away in 2021.

Singing

Plummer's best known singing role was Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and though he was later dubbed over by Bill Lee, footage of Plummer still exists.

However, Plummer used his bass voice in other films (frequently animated), such as An American Tail, where provided the voice of Henri, Rock-a-Doodle, in which he played the Grand Duke, and Babes in Toyland, where he speaks and sings "A Crooked Man". He also made the live action film Lucky Break, where he performs "Enjoy Yourself".

Films

The Sound of Music (1959)(cut)

  • Edelweiss (solo)

An American Tail (1986)

  • Never Say Never (duet)

Rock-a-Doodle (1991)

  • We Hate the Sun (contains solo lines)
  • Tweedle Te Dee (contains solo lines)
  • The Owls' Picnic (contains solo lines)

Babes in Toyland (1997)

  • A Crooked Man (contains solo lines, recitative)

Lucky Break (2001)

  • Enjoy Yourself (contains solo lines)

Gallery

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