Dame Julie Andrews has led tributes to The Sound Of Music and Knives Out actor Christopher Plummer, who has died on the age of 91.
Dame Julie, 85, who starred alongside Plummer within the iconic 1965 musical, mentioned: “I treasure the reminiscences of our work collectively and all of the humour and enjoyable we shared by the years.
“My coronary heart and condolences exit to his pretty spouse Elaine and his daughter Amanda.”
She added: “The world has misplaced a consummate actor as we speak and I’ve misplaced a cherished pal.”
Plummer handed away peacefully at his residence in Connecticut together with his spouse Elaine Taylor at his facet, Deadline Hollywood reported.
Lou Pitt, his long-time pal and supervisor of 46 years, mentioned: “Chris was a unprecedented man who deeply liked and revered his occupation with nice previous vogue manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of phrases.
“He was a nationwide treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. By his artwork and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to return.”
The Canadian star was finest recognized for his function as Captain von Trapp in The Sound Of Music, which gained 5 Oscars together with finest image.
He mentioned he had by no means sung earlier than in his life – “not even within the bathe” – earlier than taking the function that included crooning the music Edelweiss.
He famously disliked the movie, calling it the “The Sound Of Mucus” in interviews. However he modified his thoughts in later life, saying it was a “terrific film” that made him proud.
Plummer had a assorted profession throughout movie, tv and theatre, starring in productions on Broadway and with the Royal Shakespeare Firm.
However his profession significantly flourished with a succession of standout roles from his 70s onwards.
A few of his most well-known films embrace 1999’s The Insider, 2019’s Knives Out alongside Bond star Daniel Craig, The Lady With The Dragon Tattoo, A Lovely Thoughts, and Pixar animation Up.
Amongst probably the most adorned in his area, Plummer gained an Oscar, two Primetime Emmys, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, a Display screen Actors Guild Award and a Bafta throughout his profession.
In 2012, aged 82, he turned the oldest actor to win an Academy Award for his supporting function in Novices, the place he performed a person who comes out as homosexual in later life.
“You are solely two years older than me, darling,” Plummer, who was born in 1929, mentioned to his golden statuette – first given for movies made in 1927 and 1928 – on the ceremony. “The place have you ever been all my life?”
In 2017, it was introduced he would replace Kevin Spacey as frugal billionaire J Paul Getty in All The Cash In The World, after allegations of sexual misconduct emerged towards the Home Of Playing cards actor.
The next 12 months he was nominated for an Oscar for his function, breaking one other age-related report to turn out to be the oldest actor to be nominated, after being enlisted on the eleventh hour.
The official Twitter account for The Oscars mentioned Plummer had “beguiled audiences throughout generations” together with his movie roles. “He might be missed,” it mentioned.
Sir Ridley Scott, who labored with Plummer on All The Cash In The World, additionally paid tribute to the late actor.
In a joint assertion together with his spouse Gianna, the director mentioned: “What a man. What a expertise. What a life.
“And I used to be lucky sufficient to work with him lower than two years in the past and had an exquisite expertise.
“My heartfelt condolences go to Elaine. He might be actually missed.”
Plummer’s Knives Out co-star Chris Evans mentioned on Twitter: “What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impression.
“One among my favourite reminiscences from Knives Out was taking part in piano collectively within the Thrombey home between set-ups. He was a stunning man and a legendary expertise.”
The movie’s director, Rian Johnson, hailed Plummer as “a dwelling legend who liked his craft” and “an absolute gentleman”.
“So fortunate to have shared a set with him,” he added.
Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wooden tweeted: “So unhappy to listen to that Christopher Plummer has handed. What a legend.”
Star Trek star George Takei labelled Plummer a “large of stage and display”.
Inception actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted: “Christopher Plummer… one of many greats.”
And Netflix described Plummer as “a grasp of the craft whose movies will reside on endlessly”.