Distinguished star of stage and screen Christopher Plummer recreates his Tony Award-winning role playing the legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce’s Broadway play. Barrymore airs on Great Performances, Friday, January 31 at 9 pm, ET on PBS (check local listings). Set in 1942, Barrymore shines a dramatic spotlight on the […]
Christopher Plummer talks to Paula Zahn, co-host of NYC-ARTS, about his remarkable performance as the fabled but faded star John Barrymore in his twilight days. Great Performances airs Barrymore on January 31, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).
In this scene from Barrymore, John Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) banters with his line prompter Frank before beginning a rehearsal of Richard III, in which he struggles to remember the lines that once made him famous.
In this opening scene excerpt, acting legend John Barrymore (Christopher Plummer) introduces himself to the audience. He explains the anticipated revival of his “Richard III” production and mixes a drink to toast his late friend and fellow alcoholic, Henry.