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 (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
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.
This book is your ultimate resource for Christopher Lee. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more.
In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Christopher Lee filmography, Scott of the Antarctic (film), Prelude to Fame, Moulin Rouge (1952 film), Innocents in Paris, That Lady, The Dark Avenger, The Cockleshell Heroes, Storm Over the Nile, Private's Progress, Port Afrique, Beyond Mombasa, The Battle of the River Plate (film), Ill Met by Moonlight, Fortune is a Woman, The Curse of Frankenstein, Manuela (1957 film), Bitter Victory, The Truth About Women, A Tale of Two Cities (1958 film), Dracula (1958 film), Count Dracula, Battle of the V-1, Corridors of Blood, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959 film), The Man Who Could Cheat Death, The Mummy (1959 film), Too Hot to Handle (1960 film), Beat Girl, The City of the Dead (film), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Hands of Orlac (1960 film), The Terror of the Tongs, Taste of Fear, The Devil's Daffodil, Hercules in the Haunted World, The Puzzle of the Red Orchid, The Pirates of Blood River, Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace, The Devil-Ship Pirates, The Gorgon, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, She (film), The Skull, Ten Little Indians (1965 film), The Face of Fu Manchu, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Rasputin, the Mad Monk, Circus of Fear, The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, Night of the Big Heat (1967 film), Five Golden Dragons, Curse of the Crimson Altar, The Devil Rides Out (film), The Face of Eve, The Blood of Fu Manchu, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, The Castle of Fu Manchu, The Magic Christian (film), Scream and Scream Again, Umbracle, Count Dracula (1970 film), Taste the Blood of Dracula, One More Time (film), Julius Caesar (1970 film), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Scars of Dracula, The House That Dripped Blood, I, Monster, Hannie Caulder, Death Line, Nothing But The Night, Dracula AD 1972, Dark Places, The Creeping Flesh, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Horror Express, The Three Musketeers (1973 film), The Wicker Man (1973 film), The Four Musketeers (film), The Man with the Golden Gun (film), Killer Force, To the Devil a Daughter, Dracula and Son, Albino (film), Airport '77, Starship Invasions, Return from Witch Mountain, Caravans (1978 film), Circle of Iron, The Passage (film), Arabian Adventure, Nutcracker Fantasy, Jaguar Lives!, Bear Island (film), 1941 (film), Serial (1980 film), An Eye for an Eye (1981 film), Safari 3000, The Last Unicorn (film), The Return of Captain Invincible, House of the Long Shadows, The Rosebud Beach Hotel, Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch, The Girl (1986 film), Shaka Zulu (TV series), Jocks (film), Mio in the Land of Faraway, The Return of the Musketeers, The Rainbow Thief, Honeymoon Academy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, Funny Man (film), A Feast at Midnight, Welcome to the Discworld, The Stupids (film), Tale of the Mummy, Jinnah (film), Sleepy Hollow (film), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Wars Episode II