Christopher Lee

Actor / Writer / Character Actor / Military Personnel / Film Producer / Orator / Photographer | * 05/27/1922 († 93, 06/07/2015) | Belgravia, Westminster (United Kingdom (UK))
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor and singer. In a long career which spanned over 60 years, Lee often portrayed villains, and appeared as Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror films, ultimately playing the role nine times. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in several Star Wars films (2002–2008), and Saruman in both the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and the Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014). Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011, and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013. He credited three films for making his name as an actor, A Tale of Two Cities (1958), in which he played the villainous marquis, and two horror films, The Curse of Frankenstein (19... ()
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Christopher Lee 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Horror | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Christopher Lee

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Knight Bachelor BAFTA Fellowship Steiger Award Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Sitges Film Festival Best Actor Award
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Movies with Christopher Lee as Actor(287)

as himself2017 Drácula Barcelona
as Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)2017 Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions
as The Boss / Mr. President (voice)2015 Angels in Notting Hill
as himself2014 Face of Unity
as himself2013 The Trail of Dracula
as Father Bartholomeu2013 Night Train to Lisbon
as Old Officer Pinkerton2013 The Girl from Nagasaki
as Narrator (voice) (segment 'The Fall of the House of Usher')2013 Extraordinary Tales
as Movie Dracula (archive footage)2012 Frankenweenie
as himself2012 Everything or Nothing
as Clarney2012 Dark Shadows
as The Narrator2012 The Fall Of The House Of Usher
as Cardinal D'Ambroise2011 Season of the Witch
as August2011 The Resident
as Monsieur Labisse2011 Hugo
as Old Man2011 The Wicker Tree
as The Jabberwocky (voice)2010 Alice in Wonderland
as Mr. Mason2010 The Heavy
as (archive footage)2010 Halloween: The Inside Story
as Old Joseph2010 Burke & Hare
as Joaquín Morales2009 Triage
as Alfred Rhinegold2009 Boogie Woogie
as Older Walter Page2009 Glorious 39
as Count Dooku (voice)2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
as himself2007 Beloved Count
as himself2007 Ein Leben wie im Flug
as First High Councilor2007 The Golden Compass
as himself2007 Bloody Jess
as himself2007 Hollywood Chinese
as Self (archive footage)2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
as Pastor Galswells (voice)2005 Corpse Bride
as The Lord Provost2005 The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
as Count Dooku (archive footage)2004 The Story of Star Wars
as himself2003 Drácula en la Hammer
as Saruman (Extended Edition)2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
as Self / Scaramanga2002 Best Ever Bond
as himself2002 Perversion Stories
as Francisco Scaramanga (archive footage) (uncredited)2002 Bond Girls Are Forever
as himself2001 The Wicker Man Enigma
as himself2001 Quest for the Ring
as Burgomaster1999 Sleepy Hollow
as Mohammed Ali Jinnah1998 Jinnah
as Sir Richard Turkel1998 Tale of the Mummy
as Death (voice)1997 Soul Music
as Evil Sender1996 The Stupids
as Narrator (voice)1996 A Century of Science Fiction
as Pharao Ramses1995 Moses
as Callum Chance1994 Funny Man
as Commandant Rakov1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
as Uncle Rudolf1994 The Rainbow Thief
as V. E. 'Raptor' Longfellow1994 A Feast At Midnight
as General Konstanin Benin1993 Death Train
as Monsieur Renard (voice)1992 Beauty and the Beast
as Cedric1992 Cyber Eden
as Mr. Bernard1992 Double Vision
as Dr. Pearson1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
as King Philip1991 Journey of Honor
as Narrator1991 Fear in the Dark
as Cardinale Spinosi1990 The Miser
as Blind Pew1990 Treasure Island
as Karlis Zander1990 The Care of Time
as Doctor Catheter1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
as Walter Strauss1989 Fall of the Eagles
as Sanson1989 The French Revolution
as Lazos1989 Honeymoon Academy
as Willard Hope1989 Murder Story
as Peter Storm1987 The Girl
as President White1986 Jocks
as King James of Aragon1986 The Disputation
as Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich1985 Mask of Murder
as Himself - Presenter1985 The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
as Sir James Hunter1984 The Bengal Lancers!
as Mr. Clifford King1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel
as Mr. Kellar1983 New Magic
as Count Borgia1982 Safari 3000
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as King Haggard (voice)1982 The Last Unicorn
as Victor Leopold1982 Massarati and the Brain
as Morgan Canfield1981 An Eye for an Eye
as Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence1981 The Salamander
as Marcus Valorium1980 Once Upon a Spy
as Luckman Skull1980 Serial
as Dr. Carl Boxer1980 Desperate Moves
as (archive footage)1979 The Horror Show
as Adam Caine1979 Jaguar Lives!
as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt1979 1941
as Caliph Alquazar1979 Arabian Adventure
as Gypsy1979 The Passage
as Lechinski1979 Bear Island
as Zetan1978 Circle of Iron
as Sardar Khan1978 Caravans
as Samir Al Fay1978 The Pirate
as Victor Gannon1978 Return from Witch Mountain
as On-Screen Narrator1977 Meatcleaver Massacre
as Martin Wallace1977 Airport '77
as Father Pergado / Zindar1977 End of the World
as Captain Rameses1977 Starship Invasions
as Le prince des Ténèbres1976 Dracula and Son
as Father Michael1976 To the Devil a Daughter
as Bill1976 Albino
as Major Chilton1976 Killer Force
as The Keeper1976 The Keeper
as Himself / Vlad Tepes / Count Dracula1975 In Search of Dracula
as Rochefort1974 The Four Musketeers
as Francisco Scaramanga1974 The Man with the Golden Gun
as Dr. Stephen Hayward1974 Diagnosis: Murder
as Lucifer1973 Poor Devil
as Lord Summerisle1973 The Wicker Man
as Dr. Ian Mandeville1973 Dark Places
as James Hildern1973 The Creeping Flesh
as Rochefort1973 The Three Musketeers
as Count Dracula1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula
as Col. Charles Bingham1973 Nothing But the Night
as Stratton-Villiers, MI51972 Death Line
as The Man1972 Umbracle
as Count Dracula1972 Dracula A.D. 1972
as Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton1972 Horror Express
as himself1972 Vampir Cuadecuc
as Bailey1971 Hannie Caulder
as Host1971 First Love
as John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")1971 The House That Dripped Blood
as Dr. Charles Marlowe1971 I, Monster
as Artemidorus1970 Julius Caesar
as Dolmance1970 Eugenie
as Dracula1970 Count Dracula
as Dracula1970 One More Time
as Lord George Jeffreys1970 The Bloody Judge
as Dracula1970 Scars of Dracula
as Ship's Vampire1969 The Magic Christian
as Dr. J. Neuhartt1969 The Oblong Box
as Dr. Fu Man Chu1969 The Castle of Fu Manchu
as Colonel Stuart1968 Eve
as Fu Manchu/Dracula (archival footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Duc de Richleau1968 The Devil Rides Out
as J.D. Morley1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar
as Dr. Fu Man Chu1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu
as Count Frederic Regula / Graf von Andomai1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
as Philippe Darvas1967 Theatre of Death
as Godfrey Hanson1967 Night of the Big Heat
as Dr. Fu Manchu1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
as Dragon #41967 Five Golden Dragons
as Count Dracula1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness
as Grigori Rasputin1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
as Fu Manchu1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu
as Gregor1966 Circus of Fear
as Mr. U.N. Owen (voice)1965 Ten Little Indians
as Dr. Fu Man Chu1965 The Face of Fu Manchu
as Billali1965 She
as Franklyn Marsh1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
as Sir Matthew Phillips1965 The Skull
as Count Ludwig Karnstein1964 Crypt of the Vampire
as Prof. Karl Meister1964 The Gorgon
as himself1964 Horror!!!
as Captain Robeles1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
as Erich1963 Horror Castle
as Kurt Menliff1963 The Whip and the Body
as Mephistoles1963 Challenge the Devil
as Captain LaRoche1962 The Pirates of Blood River
as Baron Ferdi von Staub1962 The Devil's Agent
as Capt. Allerman1962 Secret of the Red Orchid
as Ling Chu1961 The Devil's Daffodil
as King Lico (Licos)1961 Hercules in the Haunted World
as Chung King1961 The Terror of the Tongs
as Doctor Pierre Gerrard1961 Taste of Fear
as Novak1960 Too Hot to Handle
as Paul Allen1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
as Kenny King1960 Beat Girl
as Nero the magician1960 The Hands of Orlac
as Prof. Alan Driscoll1960 The City of the Dead
as Sir Henry Baskerville1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles
as Dr. Pierre Gerrard1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
as Baron Roderico da Frankurten1959 Uncle Was A Vampire
as Kharis, the Mummy1959 The Mummy
as Marquis St. Evremonde1958 A Tale of Two Cities
as Resurrection Joe1958 Corridors of Blood
as Count Dracula1958 Dracula
as Brunner1958 Battle of the V-1
as German officer at The Dentist's office1957 Ill Met by Moonlight
as Voice (voice)1957 Manuela
as Sgt. Barney1957 Bitter Victory
as The Creature1957 The Curse of Frankenstein
as Francois Thiers1957 The Truth About Women
as Charles Highbury1957 Fortune Is a Woman
as Doctor Neumann1957 The Traitor
as Major Schultz1956 Private's Progress
as Nectenabus (voice)1956 Alexander the Great
as Franz Vermes1956 Port Afrique
as Gil Rossi1956 Beyond Mombasa
as Johnny, a constable1955 Police Dog
as Captain1955 That Lady
as French Patrol Captain at Tavern (uncredited)1955 The Dark Avenger
as Submarine Commander Alan Grieves1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
as Narrator (voice)1955 Contraband Spain
as John Preston1955 Alias John Preston
as Harry Cooper1955 Cross-Roads
as A Stage Manager / Flask1955 Moby Dick—Rehearsed
as Karaga Pasha1955 Storm Over the Nile
as Visitant1954 The Mirror and Markheim
as Father1953 The Top and the Ball
as Lieutenant Whitlock1953 Innocents in Paris
as Slave Dealer1952 Babes in Bagdad
as Sir Felix Raybourne1952 Paul Temple Returns
as Georges Seurat (uncredited)1952 Moulin Rouge
as Russian Agent (uncredited)1952 Top Secret
as Joseph (attache)1952 The Crimson Pirate
as Spanish Captain1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower
as Det. Holt1951 Valley of the Eagles
as Chris Lewis1950 They Were Not Divided
as Newsman1950 Prelude to Fame
as Hon. Bongo Icklesham1949 Trottie True
as Bernard Day1948 Scott of the Antarctic
as Auguste1948 A Song for Tomorrow
as Jonathan Blair1948 Penny and the Pownall Case
as Palace Guard (uncredited)1948 Hamlet
as Pirelli's Assistant1948 One Night with You
as Charles1948 Corridor of Mirrors

TV Shows/Series with Christopher Lee as Actor(33)

as Kardinal Stefan Wyszyński2005 Pope John Paul II
as Francisco Scaramanga (archive footage)2002 Top Gear
as Flay2000 Gormenghast
as Rameses I2000 In the Beginning
as Count Ottokar Graf Czerin1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
as Self - Host1996 100 Years of Horror
as Scott James1993 Blue Heelers
as Count Ottokar Graf Czerin1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
as himself1987 Seitenblicke
as Lord Bathurst1986 Shaka Zulu
as Rao-Sahib1984 The Far Pavilions
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
as King Vladimir V1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
as himself1981 Wetten, dass..?
as himself1977 Auf los geht's los
as Dale Woodman1976 Charlie's Angels
as Self - Host / Henry Higgins / Mr. Death / Doctor1975 Saturday Night Live
as Captain Zandor1975 Space: 1999
as Self - Host1971 Theatre Macabre
as himself1970 Treffpunkte
as Karl Jorla1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as Professor Stone1961 The Avengers
as Colonel Mannering1961 The Avengers
as Wilhelm Reitlinger1959 One Step Beyond
as himself1959 Stars in der Manege
as Sir Otto from the Rhine1958 Ivanhoe
as Louis (uncredited)1955 The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Movies with Christopher Lee as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1973 Nothing But the Night

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Christopher Lee
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 05/27 1922 (May) in Belgravia, Westminster (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Sunday, 06/07 2015 (June) in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (aged: 93)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN, native language), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Greek
Educated at: Wellington College, Summer Fields School
Spouses (current/former): Birgit Kroencke
Children: Christina Lee
Siblings: Xandra Carandini Lee
Father: Geoffrey Trollope Lee
Mother: Estelle Maria Carandini
Related to: Ian Fleming, Andrea Carandini, Guido Carandini
Other names for Christopher Lee (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Кристофер Ли"
"Christopher Frank Carandini Lee"
"Σερ Κρίστοφερ Φρανκ Καραντίνι Λι"
"Κρίστοφερ Φρανκ Καραντίνι Λι"
"Κρίστοφερ Λι"
Christopher Lee frequently works together with these people:
Peter Cushing (35x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Harry Alan Towers (27x, Crew)
Jesús Franco (26x, Crew)
Fred Armisen (26x, Actor)
Peter Jackson (23x, Crew)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (19x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Bernard Robinson (17x, Crew)
George Lucas (16x, Crew)
Jason Sudeikis (16x, Actor)

Other people with this name: Christopher Lee (AU)

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