The Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer dies aged 91

Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91.

The death of the Hollywood legend, who starred in The Sound Of Music and was previously the oldest actor to win an Oscar, was confirmed by his manager on Friday.

Plummer is perhaps best known for playing Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 film.

He has had a varied career in film, television and theater, in productions on Broadway and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Mirror reported Lou Pitt, his friend and manager, told Deadline in a statement: “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old-fashioned manners, self-deprecating humor and the music of words.

“He was a national treasure that enjoyed his Canadian roots deeply. His art and humanity have touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will last for generations to come. He will be with us forever.”

The actor was born in Toronto, Canada in 1929 and was the son of John Orme Plummer, who sold stocks and shares, and Isabella Mary, a university secretary and granddaughter of Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott.

Although Christopher did not attend college, he made his film debut in Sidney Lumets Stage Struck in 1953.

Christopher’s breakout role came in 1965, however, with his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the popular 1965 musical The Sound of Music.

He later became the oldest actor to win an Oscar at the age of 82 for his performance in Beginners 2010.

In 2017, it was announced that he would replace Kevin Spacey on “All the Money in the World” after allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey emerged.

The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for his role for his role as thrifty billionaire J Paul Getty in Sir Ridley Scott’s film.


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