‘Undeniable talent’: Stars and arts groups share fond memories of Christopher Plummer


TORONTO — The death of Canadian-born acting legend Christopher Plummer has sparked a flood of tributes from around the world. Here’s a list of some of the reaction from stars and arts organizations on Twitter:


Antoni Cimolino, artistic director of the Stratford Festival in southwestern Ontario:

“Christopher Plummer was our North Star. His talent, wit and verve set the highest standards for performance, especially that of Shakespeare. One of the Stratford Festival’s most dynamic alumni, he graced our stages in roles as diverse as King Lear, Cyrano and Barrymore. His work on screen and stage across the globe made us so proud of him. His support for Stratford was unparalleled as he returned time and again to fondly rejoin his company of players. We shall not look upon his like again.”


Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television:

“We are devastated to hear that screen legend, Christopher Plummer, has passed. He was an extraordinary Canadian talent who captivated us with his humour, charm, & undeniable talent. Our deepest condolences go out to his loved ones at this time.”


Actor Chris Evans, Plummer’s co-star in “Knives Out”:

“This is truly heartbreaking. What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from ‘Knives Out’ was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent.”


Cameron Bailey, co-head and artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival:

“RIP to this magnificent gentleman, adorable for his lifelong grudge against what he called “The Sound of Mucus.” But Plummer brought glory back to his Toronto hometown, including that time he came to premiere “Beginners,” the film that won him an Oscar.”


Canadian actor and filmmaker Jay Baruchel:

“An absolute icon and master craftsman whom few will ever match. His utterly bulletproof work looms high over a century of English language drama. He was also a Montreal legend who has been a source of inspiration and a hero for me for pretty much my whole life.”


Pixar Animation Studios:

“Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in “Up,” taught us that ‘adventure is out there.’ Rest in peace, good friend.”


Canadian “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator and star Daniel Levy:

“What a legend. What a loss. Thank you, Mr. Plummer.”