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John Travolta's 'Forger' bought before Toronto Film Festival premiere

John Travolta's 'Forger' bought before Toronto Film Festival premiere

TORONTO, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Saban Films says it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Philip Martin's thriller "The Forger," starring John Travolta and Christopher Plummer.
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Richard Attenborough dies at age 90

Richard Attenborough dies at age 90

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) --British actor and director Richard Attenborough died Sunday at a nursing home.
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Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell, who has expressed in the past his great esteem for film legends like Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor, says sharing the screen with Eva Marie Saint in the supernatural romance "Winter's Tale" was a career highlight for him.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. country music artist Carrie Underwood says she has been getting hate tweets from online critics unhappy she is starring in a "Sound of Music" remake.
Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.
Stephen Moyer to star in NBC's 'Sound of Music'

Stephen Moyer to star in NBC's 'Sound of Music'

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- British actor Stephen Moyer has joined the cast of the live holiday production of "The Sound of Music," NBC announced Friday.
2012 Oscar winners Streep, Spencer to be presenters at this year's ceremony

2012 Oscar winners Streep, Spencer to be presenters at this year's ceremony

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Last year's Oscar winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer are to be presenters on this month's telecast, producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
Casts of 'Newsies,' 'Once,' 'Evita' to perform at Tonys

Casts of 'Newsies,' 'Once,' 'Evita' to perform at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- The 2012 Tony Awards show in New York is to feature performances by the casts of "Newsies," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Once" and "Evita," CBS said.
Stars tabbed to present Tonys

Stars tabbed to present Tonys

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow and Nick Jonas are to be presenters at the 66th Tony Awards ceremony in New York.

Bono, Hutcherson honored by GLAAD

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games" star James Hutcherson and gay-rights advocate and film and television star Chaz Bono were honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
How Mara became 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

How Mara became 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- American actress Rooney Mara says she was given a list of challenging things she would have to do to play Lisbeth Salander before she even auditioned for the role in director David Fincher's English-language version of the Swedish-set mystery "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
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'The Artist' wins Best Picture Oscar

'The Artist' wins Best Picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- "The Artist," a low-budget, black-and-white valentine to cinema's silent era, was named Best Picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Artist,' 'Descendants' win big at Spirit Awards

'Artist,' 'Descendants' win big at Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was declared Best Feature at the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday.
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NYP2002042306- NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Redford ,who starred with Plummer in the film "Inside Daisy Clover," praises Christopher Plummer before he Plummer is given the inaugural Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on April 22, 2002, at Roundabout Theatre in New York City. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Christopher Plummer, CC (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor.

In a career that spans over five decades and includes substantial roles in film, television, and theatre, Plummer is perhaps best known for the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music. His most recent film roles include the Disney–Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as 1, The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus.

Plummer was born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Isabella Mary (née Abbott) and John Orme Plummer, who was secretary to the Dean of Sciences at McGill University. His maternal great-grandfather was Canadian Prime Minister Sir John Abbott. Plummer was an only child. His parents were divorced shortly after he was born, and he was raised at the Abbott family home at Senneville, Quebec, outside Montreal. He is bilingual. He studied to be a concert pianist, but developed a love for the theatre at an early age, and began acting in high school. Plummer took up acting after seeing Laurence Olivier's film Henry V (1944). He travelled by train to gain experience with the Canadian Repertory Theatre (the CRT) in Ottawa.

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