Christopher Plummer: star of stage and screen

The spellbinding actor, who could swagger while standing still, shot to fame for a role he claimed to despise

07 February 2021 - 18:58 By Nigel Andrews

The following is a personal appreciation of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, who died on Friday.

There was a snort and a whinny and he was swiftest off the starting line. The other horses watched him streak ahead. He didn’t even look behind. He was self-absorbed, swift, manic and messianic. He was fastest in sight and first to the finish...

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