Canada Post has issued a commemorative stamp honouring Toronto-born, Montreal-raised actor Christopher Plummer.
As one of the world’s most distinguished actors, Plummer set himself apart among his peers as one of the most accomplished classical stage actors of his time, his film career was no less impressive. He is also the only Canadian to achieve the triple crown of acting – two Emmys, two Tonys and an Academy Award.
Christopher Plummer appeared in a number of movies iconic movies including Stage Struck (1958), The Insider (1999), and The Sound of Music (1965). He voiced the obsessive villain Charles Muntz in the animated film Up (2009) and brought panache to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) as the Shakespeare-quoting Klingon, General Chang. During his golden years, his stand-out performances in All the Money in the World (2017) and Knives Out (2019) won praises from movie audiences and critics alike.
Canada Post says they first approached Plummer in 2019 and he was thrilled at the prospect of being featured on a Canadian stamp. He was consulted in the process from the very beginning and personally approved the stamp design.
The stamp is designed by Stephen Slipp and printed by Colour Innovations. It features illustrations by Spooky Pooka depicting the actor in several of his most celebrated roles chosen by Plummer himself and the moody, tempestuous background of the stamp design is symbolic of the drama he brought to the stage and screen.
From left to right:
- King Lear in King Lear
- Rudyard Kipling in The Man Who Would Be King
- Prospero in The Tempest (foreground)
- Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music
- John Barrymore in Barrymore
HOW TO BUY
The Christopher Plummer stamps and collectibles are on canadapost.ca and at post offices.
A permanent domestic rate stamp in a booklet of 10 is available for $9.20.
Canada Post recently released stamps celebrating five of Canada’s greatest editorial cartoonists and Royal Canadian Mint issued a circulation one-dollar coin to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the discovery of gold in the Klondike.