The Sound of Music

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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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From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: how self-isolation would change classic films
It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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The nine greatest best picture winners at the Oscars
As the awards celebrate their ninth decade, we look back on the times the Academy got it right when it came to the biggest prize

Wendy Ide

17, Feb, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Laibach: The Sound of Music review – glorious silly covers are bright as a copper kettle
The industrial troupe’s kitschiest work yet is stirring, funny and thought-provoking

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Nov, 2018 @8:15 AM

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'I was terrified!': you share stories of watching classic films on first release
After audio resurfaced of a terrified audience watching the original Halloween on release, we asked you to recall your experiences of seeing major movies at the time

Guardian readers

22, Oct, 2018 @2:53 PM

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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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Heather Menzies obituary
Actor best known for playing Louisa von Trapp in The Sound of Music

Ronald Bergan

29, Dec, 2017 @5:54 PM

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