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CONFIRMED: the first celebrity guaranteed to be here during TIFF is revealed

It is only late May and we already know one A-lister who is coming to town in September during TIFF: Maggie Smith. The Dowager Countess herself will be here to receive the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Legacy Award at a gala at Toronto’s new Four Seasons Hotel on September 10.

(Images: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey)

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Christopher Plummer to be told he’s awesome by the Stratford theatre community

Christopher Plummer (Image: gdcgraphics)

Christopher Plummer was nominated for an Emmy earlier this week for his work in the documentary Moguls and Movie Stars, and now the Toronto-born actor has also been announced as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. At 81, Plummer is no stranger to nominations—he received his first Oscar nomination ever for his role in The Last Station last year, is a member of the Order of Canada, won a Tony for his one-man show Barrymore and has several Genies under his belt—and, not that he needs to brag or anything, but he has certainly made his mark on the Stratford community, with over 10 seasons of performances to his credit.

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