Christopher Plummer to get lifetime achievement award at Canadian Screen Awards

The Canadian Press
Published on January 10, 2017

Christopher Plummer, a cast member in the classic film "The Sound of Music," arrives for a 50th anniversary screening of the film at the opening night gala of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. Oscar-winning actor Plummer will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Canadian Screen Awards in March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

TORONTO — Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Canadian Screen Awards in March.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television made the announcement on Tuesday.

The Toronto-born Plummer is being recognized for a nearly 65-year stage and screen career that has also seen him win two Tony Awards and two Emmys.

He's also published the memoir "In Spite of Myself."

The Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on March 12.

Toronto native Howie Mandel will host the show, which honours the best in Canadian film and television.

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