Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer remembered: 'It was a privilege to stand so close to greatness'
Michael Hoffman, who directed Plummer and Helen Mirren in Tolstoy biopic The Last Station, recalls the actors’ joyful connection and how Plummer turned the script into gold

Michael Hoffman

08, Feb, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Christopher Plummer obituary
Star of stage and screen from the success of The Sound of Music to the powerful performances and Oscar recognition of his later years

Michael Coveney

06, Feb, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Christopher Plummer: a fierce yet tender talent that flourished when he was finally let off the leash
The actor remained queasy of the role in The Sound of Music, finally finding his groove aged 80 as a long-closeted father in the Mike Mills film Beginners

Peter Bradshaw

05, Feb, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music star and oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies aged 91
Veteran and respected Canadian actor had a career stretching back to the 1950s, but won his Oscar for best supporting actor for Beginners in 2011

Andrew Pulver

05, Feb, 2021 @6:01 PM

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The Last Full Measure review – half-hearted salute to an American hero
Samuel L Jackson and Peter Fonda add heft to this by-the-numbers story of a Vietnam medic’s posthumous appreciation

Cath Clarke

28, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Starcrash
The latest in a series of writers recommending under-appreciated films available to stream highlights a schlocky late 70s Star Wars rip-off

Jordan Hoffman

13, Apr, 2020 @7:35 AM

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Rian Johnson: ‘Trolling? I’ve had slightly more than most people’
He received online abuse after boldly updating Star Wars. Now the director is ripping up the rule book again with modern whodunnit Knives Out

Charles Bramesco

30, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Knives Out review – Daniel Craig goes Columbo in Cluedo whodunnit
Craig grills an all-star lineup of suspects when a wealthy novelist is found dead in Rian Johnson’s sharp, country-house murder mystery

Peter Bradshaw

29, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Christopher Plummer: 'Why not bring me in to play Roseanne for the next season?'
The Oscar-winning actor talks about replacing Kevin Spacey, why he finds marijuana boring and how he’s grown to stop hating The Sound of Music

Charles Bramesco

20, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The Sound of Music review – the hills are still alive with joyous energy
No one – apart from its star Christopher Plummer – is immune to the evergreen charms of the blockbuster musical about seven singing children and their nanny Julie Andrews

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How The Sound of Music led the way for the critic-proof hit musical
It was dismissed as a ‘sugar-coated lie’ by Pauline Kael – but The Sound of Music’s enduring success suggests audiences enjoy being manipulated. Just look at Mamma Mia!

Pamela Hutchinson

16, May, 2018 @12:25 PM

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Money talks: Hollywood's new obsession with the Getty empire
Danny Boyle’s series Trust, like Ridley Scott’s 2017 film All the Money in the World, recounts the strange family saga of oil baron John Paul Getty and his grandson’s kidnapping

Jake Nevins

22, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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