Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and singer. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005). He also portrayed Wilbur Wonka, father of Willy Wonka, in the 2005 film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
(On Peter Cushing) He really was the most gentle and generous of men. I have often said he died because he was too good for this world.
Some of the films I've been in I regret making. I got conned into making these pictures in almost every case by people who lied to me. Some years ago I got a call from my producers saying that they were sending me a script and that five very distinguished American actors were also going to be in the film. Actors like José Ferrer, Dean Jagger and John Carradine. So I thought, "Well, that's alright by me". But it turned out it was a complete lie. Appropriately, the film was called End of the World (1977).
(on the technology used to film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)): The advances have been phenomenal. There is a monitor on the camera there that is static, a monitor on the crane, and all these monitors scattered all over the place. What he's seeing is what you will see when you see the movie.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Act III: The Bloody Verdict Of Verden||2010||226,518|
|Act I: Intro||2010||237,003|
|Act I: King Of The Franks||2010||213,122|
|Charles the Great||2013||-|
|Massacre of the Saxons||2013||-|
|Act II: The Iron Crown Of Lombardy||2010||248,819|
|Dawning of a New Age||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Christopher Frank Carandini Lee|
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1922|
|Birthplace||Belgravia, Westminster England|
|Height||6' 5" (196 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Distinctive Features||Height, voice|
|High School||Summer Fields School|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, author|
|Claim to Fame||Dracula|
|Father||Geoffrey Trollope LeeHarcourt "Ingle" Rose, (step father)|
|Mother||Estelle Marie (née Carandini di Sarzano|
|Other Family Members||Marie CarandiniGreat GrandmotherJuan Rodriguez (son-in-law)Dame Harriet Walter (niece)Christina Erika Lee (daughter)Ian Fleming (step-cousin)|