Christopher Lee

Biography

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922, died June 7, 2015) was 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.

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922, died June 7, 2015) was 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.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 260

Birthday 1922-05-27

Day of Death 2015-06-07

Place of Birth Belgravia, Westminster, England

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://christopherleeweb.com/

Also Known As

  • Sir Christopher Lee
  • Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
  • Chris Lee
  • Cristopher Lee

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Extraordinary Tales as Narrator / Roderick Usher / Frederick (voice)
2015 Angels in Notting Hill as The Boss, Mr. President
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Saruman
2014 Face of Unity as Himself
2013 The Girl from Nagasaki as Old Officer Pinkerton
2013 Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics as Narrator
2013 Night Train to Lisbon as Father Bartolomeu
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Saruman
2012 The Fall Of The House Of Usher as The Narrator
2012 Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 as Himself
2012 Dark Shadows as Clarney
2012 Enzo Ferrari 1898 - 1988 as Narrator
2011 Hugo as Monsieur Labisse
2011 The Wicker Tree as Old Man
2011 The Resident as August
2011 Season of the Witch as Cardinal D'Ambroise
2010 Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens as Himself
2010 Burke & Hare as Old Joseph
2010 The Heavy as Mr. Mason
2010 Alice in Wonderland as The Jabberwocky (voice)
2009 Glorious 39 as Older Walter Page
2009 Boogie Woogie as Alfred Rhinegold
2009 Triage
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Count Dooku (voice)
2008 Rhythm of Life(13 episodes)
2008 Hollywood Chinese as Himself
2008 The Colour of Magic as Death (voice)
2008 The Colour of Magic(16 episodes) as Tod (Sprechrolle)
2007 The Golden Compass as First High Councilor
2007 100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean as Narrator
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 Ein Leben wie im Flug as Himself
2006 Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills as Himself
2005 Greyfriars Bobby as The Lord Provost
2005 Corpse Bride as Pastor Galswells (voice)
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Dr. Wonka
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Count Dooku
2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse as Emerich
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as saruman
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Saruman
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Count Dooku
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Saruman
2000 In the Beginning as Rameses I
2000 Gormenghast as Flay
2000 Gormenghast(5 episodes)
1999 Sleepy Hollow as Burgomaster
1998 Jinnah as Mohammed Ali Jinnah
1998 Tale of the Mummy as Sir Richard Turkel
1997 Soul Music(0 episodes)
1997 Wyrd Sisters as Death
1997 The Odyssey as Tiresias
1997 Wyrd Sisters(6 episodes)
1997 Soul Music as Death (voice)
1997 Ivanhoe as Lucas de Beaumanoir
1996 Welcome to the Discworld as Death
1996 Moisés: Vol. I Los Años del Exilio as Faraón
1996 Moisés: Vol. II La Tierra Prometida as Faraón
1996 The Stupids as Evil Sender
1996 Princess Alisea as Azaret
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family as Himself / Host / Narrator
1996 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein as Himself
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company as Himself / Host / Narrator
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome as Host / Narrator
1996 100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens as Himself / Host / Narrator
1996 The Many Faces of Christopher Lee
1995 Moses as Pharao Ramses
1995 In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross as Himself
1994 Funny Man as Callum Chance
1994 A Feast At Midnight as V. E. 'Raptor' Longfellow
1994 Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Horror Heritage as Narrator / Himself
1994 Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror as narrator/himself
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow as Commandant Rakov
1994 Blue Heelers(5 episodes)
1993 Death Train as General Konstanin Benin
1992 Mary Higgins Clark : Double Vision as Mr. Bernard
1992 Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls as Sherlock Holmes
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady as Sherlock Holmes
1991 Fear in the Dark
1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice as Doctor Pearson
1991 Journey of Honor
1990 The Rainbow Thief as Uncle Rudolf
1990 The Care of Time as Karlis Zander
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch as Doctor Catheter
1990 Honeymoon Academy as Lazos
1990 L'avaro as Cardinale Spinosi
1990 Treasure Island as Blind Pew
1989 The French Revolution as Sanson
1989 Murder Story as Willard Hope
1989 The Return of the Musketeers as Rochefort
1989 Around the World in 80 Days as Stuart
1989 Around the World in 80 Days(3 episodes) as Stuart
1989 Fall of the Eagles as Walter Strauss
1988 Dark Mission: Flowers of Evil as Luis Morel
1987 The Girl as Peter Storm
1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway as Kato
1986 The Disputation as King James of Aragon
1986 Shaka Zulu as Lord Bathurst
1986 Jocks as President White
1986 Shaka Zulu(11 episodes)
1985 Mask of Murder as Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
1985 Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf as Stefan Crosscoe
1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel as Mr. Clifford King
1984 The Far Pavilions as Rao-Sahib
1983 House of the Long Shadows as Corrigan
1983 The Return of Captain Invincible as Mr. Midnight
1982 The Last Unicorn as King Haggard (voice)
1982 Safari 3000 as Count Borgia
1981 Goliath Awaits as John McKenzie
1981 An Eye for an Eye as Morgan Canfield
1981 Evil Stalks This House as Host
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1981 The Salamander as Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
1981 Desperate Moves as Dr. Carl Boxer
1980 Once Upon a Spy as Marcus Valorium
1980 Serial as Luckman/Skull
1979 1941 as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
1979 Bear Island as Lechinski
1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon as Miguel
1979 Jaguar Lives! as Adam Caine
1979 Arabian Adventure as Caliph Alquazar
1979 The Passage as Gypsy
1979 Nutcracker Fantasy as Uncle Drosselmeyer
1978 The Pirate as Samir Al Fay
1978 Caravans as Sardar Khan
1978 Circle of Iron as Zetan
1978 Return From Witch Mountain as Victor Gannon
1977 Starship Invasions as Captain Rameses
1977 End of the World as Father Pergado / Zindar
1977 Airport '77 as Martin Wallace
1977 Meatcleaver Massacre as On-Screen Narrator
1976 Dracula and Son as Le prince des Ténèbres
1976 Diagnosis: Murder as Dr. Stephen Hayward
1976 Charlie's Angels(2 episodes)
1976 Albino as Bill
1976 To the Devil a Daughter as Father Michael
1976 How the West Was Won(3 episodes)
1976 Killer Force as Major Chilton
1976 The Keeper
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode) as Himself - Host
1975 Space: 1999(1 episode) as Zandor
1975 In Search of Dracula as Himself / Vlad Tepes / Count Dracula
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun as Francisco Scaramanga
1974 The Four Musketeers as Rochefort
1973 The Three Musketeers as Rochefort
1973 The Wicker Man as Lord Summerisle
1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula as Count Dracula
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries(1 episode)
1973 Dark Places as Dr. Ian Mandeville
1973 Poor Devil as Lucifer
1973 The Creeping Flesh as James Hildern
1973 Nothing But the Night as Col. Charles Bingham
1972 Horror Express as Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton
1972 Dracula A.D. 1972 as Count Dracula
1972 Umbracle as The Man
1972 Death Line as Stratton-Villiers, MI5
1971 Hannie Caulder as Bailey
1971 I, Monster as Dr. Charles Marlowe
1971 The House That Dripped Blood as John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
1971 Cuadecuc, vampir as Himself/Count Dracula
1970 Scars of Dracula as Dracula
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes as Mycroft Holmes
1970 Julius Caesar as Artemidorus
1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula as Dracula
1970 One More Time as Dracula
1970 Count Dracula as Dracula
1970 Eugenie as Dolmance
1970 Scream and Scream Again as Fremont
1970 The Bloody Judge as Lord George Jeffreys
1969 The Magic Christian as Ship's Vampire
1969 The Oblong Box as Dr. J. Neuhartt
1969 The Castle of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Man Chu
1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar as J.D. Morley
1968 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave as Dracula
1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Man Chu
1968 Eve as Colonel Stuart
1968 The Devil Rides Out as Duc de Richleau
1967 Theatre of Death as Philippe Darvas
1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism as Count Frederic Regula
1967 Five Golden Dragons as Dragon #4
1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Manchu
1967 Night of the Big Heat as Godfrey Hanson
1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu as Fu Manchu
1966 Circus of Fear as Gregor
1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk as Grigori Rasputin
1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness as Count Dracula
1965 Ten Little Indians as Mr. U. N. Owen (voice)
1965 The Face of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Man Chu
1965 The Skull as Sir Matthew Phillips
1965 She as Billali
1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors as Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand")
1964 The Gorgon as Prof. Karl Meister
1964 Crypt of the Vampire as Count Ludwig Karnstein
1964 The Castle of the Living Dead as Count Drago
1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates as Captain Robeles
1963 The Whip and the Body as Kurt Menliff
1963 The Virgin of Nuremberg as Erich
1963 Sfida al diavolo as Mephistoles
1962 The Devil's Agent as Baron Ferdi von Staub
1962 The Pirates of Blood River as Captain LaRoche
1962 The Puzzle of the Red Orchid as Capt. Allerman
1962 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace as Sherlock Holmes
1961 Hercules in the Haunted World as King Lico (Licos)
1961 The Devil's Daffodil as Ling Chu
1961 Taste of Fear as Doctor Pierre Gerrard
1961 The Terror of the Tongs as Chung King
1960 The Hands of Orlac as Nero the magician
1960 Playgirl after Dark as Novak
1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll as Paul Allen
1960 The City of the Dead as Prof. Alan Driscoll
1960 Beat Girl as Kenny King
1959 Hard Times For Vampires as Baron Roderico da Frankurten
1959 The Mummy as Kharis, the Mummy
1959 The Treasure of San Teresa as Jaeger
1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death as Dr. Pierre Gerard
1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles as Sir Henry
1959 Stars in der Manege(1 episode)
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond(1 episode)
1958 Corridors of Blood as Resurrection Joe
1958 The Adventures of William Tell(1 episode)
1958 The Accursed as Doctor Neumann
1958 Dracula as Count Dracula
1958 Ivanhoe(1 episode)
1957 A Tale of Two Cities as Marquis St. Evremonde
1957 Bitter Victory as Sgt. Barney
1957 Manuela as Voice (voice)
1957 The Curse of Frankenstein as The Creature
1957 She Played With Fire as Charles Highbury
1957 Ill Met by Moonlight as German officer at dentists
1957 The Truth About Women as Francois Thiers
1956 The Battle of the River Plate as Manolo
1956 Beyond Mombasa as Gil Rossi
1956 Port Afrique as Franz Vermes
1956 Alexander the Great as Nectenabus (voice)
1956 Private's Progress as Major Schultz
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard(1 episode)
1955 Storm Over the Nile as Karaga Pasha
1955 Alias John Preston as John Preston
1955 The Cockleshell Heroes as Submarine Commander Alan Grieves
1955 The Dark Avenger as French Patrol Captain at Tavern (uncredited)
1955 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1955 That Lady as Captain
1955 Cross-Roads as Harry Cooper
1953 Innocents in Paris as Lieutenant Whitlock
1952 Moulin Rouge as Georges Seurat
1952 Babes in Bagdad as Slave Dealer
1952 Paul Temple Returns as Sir Felix Raybourne
1952 Top Secret as Russian agent
1952 The Crimson Pirate as Joseph (attache)
1951 Valley of the Eagles as Det. Holt
1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. as Spanish Captain
1950 Prelude to Fame as Newsman
1950 They Were Not Divided as Chris Lewis
1949 Trottie True as Hon. Bongo Icklesham
1948 Scott of the Antarctic as Bernard Day
1948 Corridor of Mirrors as Charles
1948 Penny and the Pownall Case as Jonathan Blair
1948 A Song for Tomorrow as Auguste
1948 One Night with You as Pirelli's Assistant
1948 Hamlet as Spear Carrier (uncredited)
1900 The Peak(0 episodes)

Production

1973 Nothing But the Night … Producer

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