The Sound Of Music and All The Money In The World actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91, his manager has said.
Lou Pitt, his long-time friend and manager of 46 years, said: “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour 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.”
The Canadian star was best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in 1965’s The Sound of Music.
He had a varied career across film, television and theatre, starring in productions on Broadway and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In 2012 he became the oldest actor to win an Academy Award for his supporting role in Beginners, where he played a man who comes out as gay in later life.
In 2017, it was announced he would replace Kevin Spacey as frugal billionaire J Paul Getty in All The Money In The World. after allegations of sexual misconduct emerged against the actor.
The following year he was nominated for an Oscar for his role, breaking another age-related record to become the oldest actor to be nominated, after being enlisted at the 11th hour.