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Christopher Lee(actor)





Real Name:
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
Born:
27th May 1922 in Belgravia, London, England, UK
Died:
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The son (and Commander of the Order of the British Empire since 15 June 2001) of an Italian Contessa and a colonel in the King's Royal Rifle Corps is definitely the world's most famous Dracula actor and has defined the macabre for generations of horror film enthusiasts. The gaunt, handsome, deep-voiced actor and classically trained singer served in the Royal Air Force and in British Intelligence during WWII. He studied at Summerfield Preparatory School and went on to attend Wellington College. Worked in a department store in London while pursuing his acting career. Though he will always be remembered best for his classic role as the blood-thirsty Count (often opposites Peter Cushing), he played a large variety of other characters, p.e. Sherlock Holmes, Fu Manchu or Saruman The White ("The Lord Of The Rings"). As a distant cousin of "James Bond" creator Ian Fleming, he was Fleming's original choice for the part of Dr. No in the first of the James Bond films. Although he didn't land the role, he got the title role in "The Man With The Golden Gun". But it was Hammer Studios' "The Curse Of Frankenstein" and his portrayal of the creature that made his name a household item overnight. The 1958 follow-up "Dracula" - again with Peter Cushing and under the direction of Terence Fisher - was the beginning of an immense line of Dracula movies for him, whom he portrayed more times on the screen than any other actor in history. He is quoted: "Peter Cushing and I have made so many horror films, that the people think we live in a cave together".



SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

Star Wars: Episode III (2005) .... Count Dooku
Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, The (2003) .... Saruman The White
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) .... Saruman The White
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002) .... Count Dooku/Lord Darth Tyranus
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, The (2001) .... Saruman The White
Sleepy Hollow (1999) .... The Burgomeister
Tale Of The Mummy (1998) .... Sir Richard Turkel
Police Academy: Mission To Moscow (1994) .... Commandant Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov
Death Train (1993) .... General Konstantin Benin
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) .... Doctor Catheter
Mask Of Murder (1985) .... Chief Rich
Howling II (1985) .... Stefan Crosscoe
House Of The Long Shadows (1983) .... Corrigan/Roderick Grisbane
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (1982) .... Prince Philip
Bear Island (1979) .... Lechinski
End Of The World (1977) .... Father Pergado/Zindar
Dracula Père Et Fils (1977) .... Dracula
Airport '77 (1977) .... Martin Wallace
To The Devil A Daughter (1976) .... Father Michael Rayner
Vem Var Dracula ? (1975) .... Himself/Count Dracula/Vlad Tepes
Man With The Golden Gun, The (1974) .... Francisco Scaramanga
Satanic Rites Of Dracula, The (1973) .... Count Dracula
Creeping Flesh, The (1973) .... James Hildern
Wicker Man, The (1973) .... Lord Summerisle
Three Musketeers, The (1973) .... Rochefort
Death Line (1972) .... Stratton-Villiers, MI5
Horror Express (1972) .... Professor Alexander Saxton
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) .... Count Dracula
I, Monster (1971) .... Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake
House That Dripped Blood, The (1971) .... John Reid (Segment "Sweets To The Sweet")
Vampir-Cuadecuc (1970) .... Himself/Count Dracula
Scars Of Dracula (1970) .... Dracula
Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, The (1970) .... Mycroft Holmes
Conde Drácula, El (1970) .... Count Dracula
Trono Di Fuoco, Il (1970) .... Lord George Jeffreys
... alternativ: Night Of The Blood Monster
Taste The Blood Of Dracula (1969) .... Dracula
Isla De La Muerte, La (1969) .... Dolmance
... alternativ: Eugenie... The Story Of Her Journey Into Perversion
Oblong Box, The (1969) .... Dr. J. Neuhart
Scream And Scream Again (1969) .... Fremont
Folterkammer Des Dr. Fu Man Chu, Die (1969) .... Fu Manchu
... alternativ: Torture Chamber Of Fu Manchu, The
Curse Of The Crimson Altar (1968) .... Morley
Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968) .... Dracula
Blood Of Fu Manchu, The (1968) .... Fu Manchu
Devil Rides Out, The (1968) .... Duc de Richleau
Five Golden Dragons (1967) .... Dragon #4
Night Of The Big Heat (1967) .... Godfrey Hanson
Schlangengrube Und Das Pendel, Die (1967) .... Count Frederic Regula, Graf Von Andomai
... alternativ: Snake Pit And The Pendulum, The
Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) .... Grigori Rasputin
Theatre Of Death (1966) .... Philippe Darvas
Dracula: Prince Of Darkness (1965) .... Dracula
Skull, The (1965) .... Sir Matthew Phillips
Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors (1965) .... Franklyn Marsh
Castello Dei Morti Vivi, Il (1964) .... Count Drago
... alternativ: Castle Of The Living Dead
Gorgon, The (1964) .... Prof. Karl Meister
Devil-Ship Pirates, The (1964) .... Captain Robeles
Maldición De Los Karnstein, La (1963) .... Count Ludwig Karnstein
... alternativ: Crypt Of The Vampire, The
Vergine Di Norimberga, La (1963) .... Erich
... alternativ: Castle Of Terror, The
Pirates Of Blood River, The (1962) .... Captain LaRoche
Ercole Al Centro Della Terra (1961) .... Licos
... alternativ: Hercules Vs. The Vampires
Geheimnis Der Gelben Narzissen, Das (1961) .... Ling Chu
... alternativ: Daffodil Killer
Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll, The (1960) .... Paul Allen
Tempi Duri Per I Vampiri (1959) .... Barone Roderico Da Frankurten
... alternativ: Uncle Was A Vampire
Mummy, The (1959) .... Kharis, The Mummy
Hound Of The Baskervilles, The (1959) .... Sir Henry Baskerville
Dracula (1958) .... Count Dracula
Curse Of Frankenstein, The (1957) .... The Creature
Crimson Pirate, The (1952) .... Joseph (Attache)
Valley Of Eagles (1951) .... Det. Holt
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) .... Spanish Captain (Nativadad)

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