Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Actor

BIO

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II and III (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice. Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

Birthday

May 27, 1922

Place of birth

Belgravia, Westminster, England

Known for

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Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sine... Read more

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In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross delves into the world of James Bond and meets with new and former cast members who ... Read more

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Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

A new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films. E... Read more

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror

Narrated by veteran horror film stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, this documentary chronic... Read more

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Cuadecuc, vampir

Vampir-Cuadecuc is a 1970 experimental feature film by Catalan filmmaker Pere Portabella. The en... Read more

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Umbracle

This film turns on two basic axes: the inquiry into ways of cinematographic representation and a ... Read more

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Face of Unity

Face Of Unity is the definitive Nelson Mandela documentary feature and first retrospective to be ... Read more

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100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean

A documentary exploring shipwrecks and a massive volcano that erupted over a century ago. Read more

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The Trail of Dracula

Diabolical. Seductive. Immortal. Vampires have been an icon of evil in folklore and popular cultu... Read more

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The Story of Star Wars

The Skywalker family is at the heart of the Star Wars saga. Now hear the inside story of Luke and... Read more

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The Occult: Mysteries Of The Supernatural

Rare 1977 documentary short hosted by Christopher Lee on the occult. Topics range from witch cove... Read more

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100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons

Hosted by the wonderfully sardonic Christopher Lee, this documentary involves witchcraft in horro... Read more

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Horror Heritage

Explore the most legendary horror studio of all time with this fascinating, frightening journey h... Read more