January 23, 2014 |
If you've ever said to yourself after being wowed by an actor of Christopher Plummer's caliber, "They sure don't make 'em like that anymore," then you won't want to miss Plummer's one-man show, "A Word or Two," at the Ahmanson Theatre. He more or less explains why. This 80-minute star vehicle, directed with elegant finesse by Des McAnuff, is less an autobiographical tour of an illustrious thespian's career than an anatomy of a sensibility. It is a love letter to reading and the written word, the building blocks of a classical actor's talent.
August 24, 2012 |
"First you're young. Then you're old. Then you're wonderful. " - Alice Roosevelt Longworth STRATFORD, Canada - Christopher Plummer is in the wonderful phase of his career - and at 82 he's seizing the opportunity. In February, the six-decade veteran of 100-plus movies and uncounted opening nights on stage, vaulted back to the top of the heap while becoming the oldest actor to win an Oscar, for his compelling turn as an out-of-the-closet-at-life's-end character in the movie "Beginners.
January 18, 2014 |
This is a Christopher Plummer interview without any questions about "The Sound of Music. " Not that the veteran stage and screen actor would have minded talking about Captain Von Trapp, but he has more pressing items at hand. His one-man show "A Word or Two" at the Ahmanson Theatre opens Wednesday, and each performance requires him to command the stage for nearly an hour and a half. The show, which previously ran at the Stratford Festival in Canada, is a literary stroll through works by the actor's favorite writers.
October 29, 1988 |
A fascinating story struggles to get out of "Souvenir" (Showtime cable, 8 p.m. Sunday, then at different times on Nov. 3, 9, 14 and 22). It's about two survivors of a terrible World War II incident in a small town in France. One of the survivors was a German soldier; the other was a member of the Resistance.
March 28, 2007 |
Christopher Plummer is receiving the Method Fest Independent Film Festival's 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday for his "outstanding contribution" to cinema during a career that spans half a century. "Nobody has a greater body of work than Christopher Plummer," says Don Franken, executive director of the festival, which puts emphasis on the actor. The festival runs Thursday through April 5 in Woodland Hills and Calabasas. "He was a natural choice. We should have recognized him years ago."
September 6, 1998 |
Christopher Plummer admits to having been a little uneasy when John Barrymore's widow came to see his portrayal of her late husband in William Luce's play "Barrymore." "I laid it on with a trowel in the beginning and then relaxed," Plummer says of his performance that evening. But he needn't have worried. Elaine Barrymore came back a second time, shared with Plummer some private love letters from her husband "and said she closed her eyes and heard him.