Canada Post issues new stamp to honour Christopher Plummer

Left to Right: Franco Chirichella, Chief Digital Officer at Canada Post, Elaine Taylor Plummer, Peter Mansbridge. Photos by: Rosa Zwaiman / @Pinpoint National Photography


Canada Post issued a new stamp to honour the late Canadian legend Christopher Plummer to commemorate his seventy years of acting career on stage and film. This event took place at the Elgin the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto on October 13 of this year.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the event was limited only to 50 people. In attendance of the event were  
Elaine Taylor Plummer, wife of Christopher Plummer, Lou Pitt, manager and long-time friend, Des McAnuff, director and long-time friend, Peter Mansbridge, master of ceremonies, Beth Hanna, CEO, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Anthony Wilson Smith, President and CEO, Historica Canada / Chair, Stamp Advisory Committee and Franco Chirichella, Chief Digital Officer, Canada Post.

 Lynne St. David-Jewison, Norman Jewison, Elaine Taylor Plummer, Des McAnuff, director and Plummer’s long-time friend, Lou Pitt, Veronica Tennant. Photos by: Rosa Zwaiman / @Pinpoint National Photography

Canada Post decided to design this stamp in 2019 and the late Christopher Plummer had the opportunity to participate and contribute to design the stamp.  The stamp represents the most popular five roles in the stage and films.

The thunder and lightning for the Tempest, where he played as the Prospero in Tempest, King Lear in a stage production of King Lear, Rudyard Kipling in 1975 adventure feature film The Man Who Would Be King, Captain George Von Trapp in the 1965 musical film The Sound of Music, and John Barrymore in the play Barrymore. The Crown Corporation has designed the commemorative stamp.

Every corner of the globe Christopher Plummer was well known as a stern, widowed Austrian Captain, George Von Trapp with seven children! Audience loved him and his children in The Sound of Music. Then his children’s last governess, Maria (Julie Andrews) who brought love and music back to Trapp family and ultimately became his wife.  
Almost every song in the film became everlasting and evergreen around the globe until to-date. At the end the audience wanted to be a part of this family and to share their love to each other and their devotion. The audience wanted to join them in their adventures, sacrifices and enjoy their victory and their escape at the end.

They became and remained in the hearts and minds of the people as the best couple in the silver screen of the West.