Christopher Plummer
Canadian actor and Oscar Winner
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Elaine Taylor and Christopher Plummer Marriage Profile











The third time appears to be the charm for Christopher Plummer. He has been married to his third wife, Elaine Taylor, since 1970. Here is more information on how they met, their wedding, and more.
Born:
Christopher Plummer:  Christopher Orme Plummer: December 13, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Elaine Regina Taylor: October 17, 1943 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.

... and lastly, a lady called Elaine, my wife of 43 years, whose bravery and beauty haunts me still."

(Christopher Plummer's acceptance speech on Golden Globes 2012 receiving Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in 'Beginners' )



How Elaine and Christopher Met:

Christopher met Elaine in 1969 on the set of Lock Up Your Daughters! and married a year later.
Christopher: "Elaine had now completed her role in the movie and was on her way back to London for yet another engagement -- a busy and popular lady. I felt absolutely empty and as despondent as anyone could be. As she was leaving, I told her I was going to miss her dreadfully and hoped she would let me see her in London. 'All right, but on one condition,' she warned, 'that you cut down on the booze.'"
Source: Christopher Plummer. In Spite of Myself: A Memoir. 2008. pg. 471.
Wedding Date:
Elaine and Christopher were married on October 2, 1970 at the Unitarian Church in Montreal, Canada. The officiant was Reverend Phillip Moreton and Christopher's childhood friend Toby Johnson was best man. Toby's wife Alice was the bridesmaid. They were the only guests at the wedding. The two couples celebrated the wedding by having lunch together at the Ritz.
Christopher: "He [Reverend Moreton] was tall and exceptionally handsome with a beautiful speaking voice, which made the verses sing and gave our service an unexpected romance ... It was the smallest and best wedding ever."
Source: Christopher Plummer. In Spite of Myself: A Memoir. 2008. pg. 535.

Children:
Christopher has one daughter.
·  Amanda Plummer: Born in 1957, Amanda is an actress. Her mother is Tammy Grimes.
Alex Witchel: "From the time he and Grimes split in 1960 until 1981, he saw the child only once, during a visit to London when she was 8. Though he says she "has become more of a friend now," the relationship raises all sorts of questions, none of them happy."
Source: Alex Witchel.
"Christopher Plummer's legendary life, wonderfully retold." NYTimes.com. 11/19/2008.
Occupations:
Christopher: Actor, producer, architect, concert pianist.
Elaine: Dancer, actress, producer, interior decorator, gourmet cook.
Residence:
Elaine and Christopher have lived since the 1970s in Weston, Connecticut in a 100-year old English Manor-styled home. They have about 25 acres of land on their estate.
 
Previous Marriages:
Christopher has two previous marriages.
·         Tammy Grimes: Christopher and actress Tammy Grimes were married on 8/19/1956 in Cherokee Castle in Colorado by the local honorary sheriff. They had a small wedding with only five guests present. After having one child together, they had a Mexican divorce in 1960.
Christopher: "We were two fans observing and admiring each other at 40 paces - hardly the stuff to secure a union; we were having too much fun enjoying our separate ascendancies - much too immature to take on the twin responsibilities of marriage and raising a child."
Source: Alex Witchel.
"Christopher Plummer's legendary life, wonderfully retold." NYTimes.com. 11/19/2008.
Christopher: "Well, I had a Tammy Grimes at home and that was terrific and we'd had a baby girl and that too was terrific, but the theatre and our careers consumed our attention and we'd now grown further and further apart. I was a lousy husband and an even worse farther and Tam's and my life together was clearly over."
Source: Christopher Plummer. In Spite of Myself: A Memoir. 2008. pg. 299.
·         Patricia "Trish" Audrey Lewis: Christopher married columnist Trish Lewis on 5/4/1962 after she recovered from brain surgery after being hurt in an automobile accident. Their wedding took place at the Marylebone Registry office in London. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1967.
Christopher: "One thing was certain; the accident had loomed over our marriage like the sword of Damocles. The life-threatening urgency and horror of it had inflated our romance to such an extreme it had robbed us of all passion, and everything that followed seemed dry and anticlimactic. An inexplicable resentment grew between us and our fights became dangerously more and more frequent. It had been only five years or so but for us -- too long. Divorce proceedings were swift and painless."
Source: Christopher Plummer. In Spite of Myself: A Memoir. 2008. pg. 440.
Source: Victor Davis. "Are Christopher Plummer's vile tantrums and arrogance to blame for fact he's never won an Oscar?"
 




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