|Christopher Plummer as the Duke of Wellington in the movie "Waterloo"|
The actor Christopher Plummer passed away on February 5, 2021. While most obituaries cite his role in The Sound of Music, and rightly so, his role as the Duke of Wellington in the film "Waterloo" is how I best remember him. The actor who played Wellington/Wellesley in the Sharpe series may have been more spot on, but Christopher Plummer will always be how I remember him.
Here is a synopsis of Plummer's acting career, from the Rotten Tomatoes site:
Here are some of Plummer's lines from the film Waterloo. I am sure that everyone remembers them well.
(My favorite Plummer/Wellington line: "I like a man who can defend a hopeless position. Promote him to corporal!")