Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music
Christopher Plummer with Ewan McGregor in The Beginners Photo: Focus Features
He also won a BAFTA for his work on Beginners, received two Tonys for his theatre work and was nominated for Emmys multiple times, winning twice. He most recently appeared in cinemas in Ryan Johnson's murder mystery Knives Out.
His friend and manager of 46 years Lou Pitt said: “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words.
“He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”
Plummer is survived by his third wife Elaine Taylor and his daughter Amanda, from his first marriage to Tammy Grimes.