Christopher Lee

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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.

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Filmography

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Selected Christopher Lee film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2014
Angels in Notting Hill
The Boss, Mr. President

2013
Father Bartolomeu

2013
The Girl from Nagasaki
Old Officer Pinkerton

2013
Ouija Are You There?
Voice #1

2012
Clarney

2012
The Hunting of the Snark
Narrator

2011
Monsieur Labisse

2011
Cardinal D'Ambroise

2011
August

2010
Jabberwocky

2010
Old Gentleman

2010
Old Joseph

2009
Mr. Alfred Rhinegold

2009
Mr. Mason

2009
Joaquín Morales

2009
Walter

2008
Elder Ian Hamilton

2008
The Color of Magic (TV Movie)

2007
First High Councilor

2005
Pastor Galswells

2005
The Lord Provost

2005
Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

2001
Les redoutables (TV Show)

2000
Gormenghast (TV Show)
Flay

2000
In the Beginning (TV Movie)
Rameses I

2000
Ghost Stories for Christmas (TV Show)
M.R James

1999
Burgomaster

1998
Mohammed Ali Jinnah

1998
Sir Richard Turkel

1997
Ivanhoe (TV Show)
Lucas de Beaumanoir

1997
The Odyssey (TV Movie)
Tiresias

1997
Wyrd Sisters (TV Show)

1997
Olwyn

1997
Soul Music (TV Show)

1996
Evil Sender

1996
Welcome to the Discworld (Short Film)

1996
Princess Alisea (TV Movie)
Azaret

1995
A Feast at Midnight
Raptor

1995
Moses (TV Movie)
Ramses

1995
Tales of Mystery and Imagination (TV Show)
The Host, Host, Prince Prospero

1994
Callum Chance

1994
Commandant Rakov

1994
Street Gear (TV Show)
Nick Dupont

1993
Death Train (TV Movie)
General Konstantin Benin

1992
Cedric

1992
Double Vision (TV Movie)
Mr. Bernard

1992
The Tomorrow People (TV Show)
Sam Rees

1992
Count Ottokar Graf Czerin

1991
Doctor Pearson

1991
King Philip

1991
Incident at Victoria Falls (TV Movie)

1990
Cardinale Spinosi

1990
Doctor Catheter

1990
Lazos

1990
Uncle Rudolf

1990
Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Blind Pew

1990
The Care of Time (TV Movie)
Karlis Zander

1989
Walter Strauss

1989
Murder Story
Willard Hope

1989
Stuart

1988
Luis Morel Stuart

1988
Olympus Force: The Key
Filly

1987
Peter Storm

1986
President White

1986
Shaka Zulu (TV Show)
Lord Bathurst

1986
The Disputation (TV Movie)
King James of Aragon

1986
Un métier du seigneur (TV Movie)
Fog

1985
Mask of Murder
Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich

1984
Mr. Clifford King

1984
The Far Pavilions (TV Show)
Kaka-ji Rao

1983
New Magic (Short Film)
Mr. Kellar

1982
Count Borgia

1982
King Haggard

1982
Prince Philip

1982
King Vladimir V

1982
Victor Leopold

1981
Morgan Canfield

1981
Steigler and Steigler
Dr. Carl Boxer

1981
Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence

1981
Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
John McKenzie

1981
Tales of the Haunted (TV Movie)
Host

1980
Luckman Skull

1980
Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
Marcus Valorium

1979
Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt

1979
Caliph Alquazar

1979
Lechinski

1979
Adam Caine

1979
Uncle Drosselmeyer, Street Singer, The Puppeteer, ...

1979
The Gypsy

1979
Miguel

1978
Sardar Khan

1978
Zetan

1978
The Grand Duke

1978
The Pirate (TV Movie)
Samir Al Fay

1977
Martin Wallace

1977
Father Pergado, Zindar

1977
On-Screen Narrator

1977
Captain Rameses

1976
Major Chilton

1976
The Keeper

1976
Father Michael

1976
Charlie's Angels (TV Show)
Dale Woodman

1975
Diagnosis: Murder
Dr. Stephen Hayward

1975
Space: 1999 (TV Show)
Captain Zandor

1975
The Butcher, the Star and the Orphan
Satanus, Van Krig

1973
Dr. Ian Mandeville

1973
Col. Charles Bingham

1973
James Hildern

1973
Lord Summerisle

1973
Great Mysteries (TV Show)
Arnaud

1973
Poor Devil (TV Movie)

1972
Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton

1972
Stratton-Villiers, MI5

1971
Bailey

1971
Dr. Charles Marlowe, Edward Blake

1970
Artemidorus

1970
Judge Jeffries

1970
Umbracle
The Man

1969
Ship's Vampire

1969
Dr. Newhartt

1968
Eve
Colonel Stuart

1968
Fu Manchu

1968
Duc de Richleau

1967
Philippe Darvas

1967
Godfrey Hanson

1967
Count Frederic Regula, Graf von Andomai

1967
Dr. Fu Manchu

1967
Dragon #4

1966
Gregor

1966
Grigori Rasputin

1966
Fu Manchu

1965
Franklyn Marsh

1965
She
Billali

1965
Fu Manchu

1965
Sir Matthew Phillips

1964
Count Drago

1964
Count Ludwig Karnstein

1964
Captain Robeles

1964
Prof. Karl Meister

1963
Erich

1963
Kurt Menliff

1963
Katarsis
Mephistoles

1962
Captain LaRoche

1962
Secret of the Red Orchid
Captain Allerman

1962
Karl Jorla

1962
Stranglehold
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1962
The Devil's Agent
Baron Ferdi von Staub

1961
Doctor Pierre Gerrard

1961
Chung King

1961
The Avengers (TV Show)
Colonel Mannering, Professor Frank N.Stone

1961
Ling Chu

1960
Alan Driscoll

1960
Paul Allen

1960
Novak

1960
Nero the magician

1959
Baron Roderico da Frankurten

1959
Dr. Pierre Gerrard

1959
The Mummy, Kharis

1959
Kenny King

1959
Wilhelm Reitlinger

1959
Lord Roderick

1959
Jaeger

1958
Marquis St. Evremonde

1958
Resurrection Joe

1958
Ivanhoe (TV Show)
Sir Otto from the Rhine

1958
William Tell (TV Show)
Prince Erik

1958
Brunner

1958
White Hunter (TV Show)
Mark Caldwell

1957
Sergeant Barney

1957
German officer at dentists

1957
Charles Highbury

1957
the Creature, Creature

1957
Stowaway Girl
Voice

1957
Doctor Neumann

1957
Francois Thiers

1957
O.S.S. (TV Show)
Dessinger

1957
The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Show)
The Visitant, Compte de Merret, Maurice Gabet

1957
The Gay Cavalier (TV Show)
Colonel Jeffries

1956
Gil Rossi

1956
Major Schultz

1956
Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Show)
Monsieur Jean-Pierre

1956
Franz Vermes

1956
Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Show)
Rodin the Gardener, El Abba

1956
Inspector John Hollis

1956
Governor

1955
Karaga Pasha

1955
Captain

1955
Submarine Commander Alan Grieves

1955
French Patrol Captain at Tavern

1955
Moby Dick Rehearsed (TV Movie)
A Stage Manager, Flask

1955
Sailor of Fortune (TV Show)
Yusif, Carnot

1955
Louis

1955
John Preston

1955
Police Dog
Johnny, a constable

1955
Crossroads (Short Film)
Harry Cooper

1955
Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Show)
Olle, Student, Old man

1954
The Vise (TV Show)
Edgar Brookes, Richard Martell, Larry Spence

1954
Destination Milan
Svenson

1954
The Mirror and Markheim
Visitant

1953
Lieutenant Whitlock

1953
Rheingold Theatre (TV Show)
Felipe Nagy, Luis, Makarenko

1952
Slave dealer

1952
Georges Seurat

1952
Joseph - Military Attaché

1952
Sir Felix Raybourne

1952
Russian Agent

1952
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (Short Film)
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1951
Spanish Captain

1951
Det. Holt

1950
Chris Lewis

1950
Prelude to Fame
Newsman

1949
Hon. Bongo Icklesham

1948
Charles

1948
Spear Carrier

1948
Duke Anthony von Wolfenbuttel

1948
Bernard Day

1948
A Song for Tomorrow
Auguste

1948
Second Constable

1948
One Night with You
Pirelli's Assistant

1948
Penny and the Pownall Case
Jonathan Blair

Producer Credits

Soundtrack Credits

Quotes

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List of Christopher Lee quotes.

(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.


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Christopher Lee photo series - photos grouped by photoshoot/event/etc.

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Magazine issues featuring Christopher Lee on the cover.
  • Christopher Lee - Film Review Magazine [United Kingdom] (February 1975)
  • Christopher Lee - Video Watchdog Magazine [United States] (November 1998)
  • Christopher Lee - AD Magazine [Netherlands] (15 December 2001)
  • Christopher Lee - Starlog Magazine [United States] (September 1990)

Pictorials

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List of Christopher Lee magazine photoshoot appearances.
  • Christopher Lee - Playcinéma Magazine [France] (May 1971)
  • Christopher Lee - Midi-Minuit Fantastique Magazine [France] (1964)
  • Christopher Lee - Midi-Minuit Fantastique Magazine [France] (1964)
  • Christopher Lee - ABC Film Review Magazine [United Kingdom] (May 1967)
  • Britt Ekland - ABC Film Review Magazine [United Kingdom] (May 1967)

Dating History

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List of Christopher Lee relationships, in date order.

Albums

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List of albums by Christopher Lee, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Christopher Lee.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Overture 2010 221,417
Act III: The Bloody Verdict Of Verden 2010 226,518
Act I: Intro 2010 237,003
The Portent 2013 -
Act I: King Of The Franks 2010 213,122
Charles the Great 2013 -
Massacre of the Saxons 2013 -
The Siege 2013 -
Act II: The Iron Crown Of Lombardy 2010 248,819
Dawning of a New Age -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Christopher Lee songs.

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First NameChristopher
Last NameLee
Full Name at BirthChristopher Frank Carandini Lee
Other NamesChris
Age91
Date of BirthMay 27, 1922
BirthplaceBelgravia, Westminster England
Height6' 5" (196 cm)
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorGrey
Distinctive FeaturesHeight, voice
Star SignGemini
EthnicityWhite
NationalityEnglish
High SchoolSummer Fields School
UniversityWellington College,
OccupationActor, singer, author
Occupation CategoryActor
Claim to FameDracula
FatherGeoffrey Trollope Lee
Harcourt "Ingle" Rose, (step father)
MotherEstelle Marie (née Carandini di Sarzano
Other Family MembersMarie Carandini
Great Grandmother
Juan Rodriguez (son-in-law)
Dame Harriet Walter (niece)
Christina Erika Lee (daughter)
Ian Fleming (step-cousin)
FriendsPeter Cushing

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