He starred in major stages as Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, Mark Antony and Shakespeare as leading protagonists, and starred in “Hallet at Elinor”, a 1964 television production by Philip Saville Directed by and filmed at Cronenberg Castle. In Denmark, where (under the name Elsinore) the play is set.
But he also accepted roles in a fair share of Clinker, in which he created a fiery play of some creepy cliches – such as the evil bigot hiding behind religiosity in “Skeleton” (1997), for example, in more than 40 of his television films Se, or as the Somerous Emperor of the Milky Way, who appears as a hologram in the “Star Wars” rip-off of “Star Wars” 1978.
A measure of her stature was her leading ladies, including Glenda Jackson as Lady Macbeth and Zoe Caldwell As Cleopatra. And even setting Shakespeare aside, one measure of his range was a list of famous, fictional and non-famous characters he played in television and films: Sherlock Holmes and Mike Wallace, John Barrymore and Leo Tolstoy, Aristotle and F. Lee Bailey, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alfred Stieglitz, Rudyard Kipling and Cyrano de Berricac.
Mr. Plummer’s television work began in the 1950s, followed by a live drama, and lasted half a century. He starred as archbishop in the popular 1983 mini-series “The Thorn Birds”, appeared regularly as an industrialist in the 1990s action-adventure series “Counterstrike” and at the Emmy Awards – 1977 Mini Played the role of a Conservation Banker. The series “Arthur Haley’s The Moneychangers,” and in 1994 “Madeline”, for the story of an animated series based on children’s books.
In the films, his performance in “The Sound of Music” as von Trapp, a serious widower and father whose heart is warmed and the woman he won as a regent, paraded in distinctive roles Proposed, more character turns into starring parts across a formidable spectrum of genres. He included historical dramas about Tolstoy (“The Last Station” and “The Day That Shocked the World”) about the beginning of World War I; Historical Adventure (as Kipling) as John Edton’s rolling adaptation of “The Man Who Will Be King,” with Sean Connery and Michael Caine; Romantic comedy (“Dog Love Dogs” with John Cusack and Diane Lane); Political epic (“Syriana”); Science fiction (Chang, Klingon General, in “Star Trek VI”); And Crime Fours (“The Return of the Pink Panther”, in which he played a retriever version of the debonair Jewel Thief, originally portrayed by David Niven, opposite Peter Sellers’ inept Inspector Cluso).
Mr. Plummer won an Oscar in 2012 for the role of Hal, who turns out to be gay in the “early” story of a father-son of homosexuality with excitement after a decade-old marriage and the death of his wife.