Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Christopher Plummer to Present Gordon Pinsent with Stratford Festival Legacy Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Christopher Plummer to Present Gordon Pinsent with Stratford Festival Legacy Award

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Plummer to honour Pinsent with Stratford award

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TORONTO - Two Canadian acting legends will be in the spotlight Monday night as Christopher Plummer presents a special honour to Gordon Pinsent.

Pinsent is being recognized as this year's recipient of the Stratford Festival's Legacy Award.

Plummer will present the honour to Pinsent at a ceremony in Toronto.

It will be a reversal of roles for the two actors and longtime friends, after Pinsent presented the Oscar winner with the festival's inaugural Legacy award in 2011.

The 86-year-old Pinsent first joined the festival company in 1962, appearing in productions of "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew" and "The Tempest."

He also starred in the Stratford production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" alongside Plummer, which was filmed and broadcast on U.S. TV network NBC. …

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