“Forgotten Hollywood”- Barrymore Gets Dramatic Makeover!

Posted on March 14, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Chistopher Plummer is on a roll. After winning an Oscar last month, his next assignment is a two-person show exploring the life of John Barrymore. Plummer’s performance in 1997 on stage earned the acclaimed actor a Tony in 1997.

<– John Barrymore is part of an acting dynasty. Known as The Great Profile, he was the brother to Lionel and Ethel, and a grandfather to Drew. He’s best known for the 1920s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, the silent version of Sherlock Holmes, Grand Hotel, Dinner at Eight, Romeo and Juliet, Rasputin and the Empress, and Twentieth Century. The personal and professional life of Barrymore had a great influence on the careers of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Errol Flynn. While in a hospital in 1942, John’s last words were… Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.  He then closed his eyes for good.


   Barrymore was filmed over seven days on location, and on the stage at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. Last year, Christopher Plummer recreated his role for high-definition cameras. Producers say Barrymore will be released in Canada in May, and throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other countries in October.

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