One of the greatest actors of his generation, Christopher Plummer was one of my heroes, an endless source of inspiration, especially when it came to playing the classics. We first met in 1974, at Shepparton Studios in London, working on the film, Conduct Unbecoming. I had fastidiously followed his career prior to that, and I was so excited to be working with him. He knew that I loved classical theater, and Chris would regale me with stories of his amazing theatrical triumphs. I especially recall him telling me about his time playing Oedipus The King.
“Orson Welles enacted my blind Tiresias as if he were Othello, Macbeth and Charles Foster Kane rolled into one. How spoiled could a young Oedipus get?”
A master storyteller, an elegant gentleman, and a genius at interpretation, Christopher Plummer will always be remembered for this enduring charm, his boundless energy, and his extraordinary versatility. Thank you, Christopher for sharing your inimitable talent with all of us.
‘Good night, sweet Prince…and may flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.’ -Stacy Keach