May 27, 1922
June 7, 2015
6 ft 5 in | 196 cm
75 kg | 165.5 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born in Belgravia, London, England, United Kingdom, on May 27, 1922, was an English actor.
Young Christopher Lee first started performing in a school production of "Rumpelstiltskin", in role as the demonic lead.
He got his television debut in anthology series Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents (1953-1956) in various roles.
He made his big screen debut in British drama film Corridor of Mirrors (1947) in role as Charles.
Christopher's breakthrough performances came in British horror films: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) as The Creature and Dracula (1958) as Count Dracula.
He landed his Hollywood debut with disaster film Airport '77 (1977) in role as Martin Wallace.
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He played Saruman in Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Hobbit film trilogy:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
He portrayed Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus in Star Wars films:
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
He was nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
The Wicker Man (1973) horror thriller as Lord Summerisle
Arabian Adventure (1979) fantasy adventure as Alquazar
He won the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Corrigan in comedy horror film House of the Long Shadows (1983).
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) action spy as Francisco Scaramanga
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) supernatural horror as Count Dracula
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) gothic horror mystery as Sir Henry Baskerville
The Mummy (1959) horror as Kharis / The Mummy
The Devil Rides Out (1968) horror as Duc de Richleau
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) mystery crime as Mycroft Holmes
The Four Musketeers (1974) adventure action as Rochefort
Horror Express (1973) science fiction horror as Sir Alexander Saxton
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) musical fantasy as Dr. Wilbur Wonka
The City of the Dead (1960) supernatural horror as Prof. Alan Driscoll
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) supernatural horror as Count Dracula
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) supernatural horror as Count Dracula
Taste of Fear (1961) thriller as Doctor Pierre Gerrard
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) horror as Franklyn Marsh
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) horror as Count Dracula
The Whip and the Body (1963) gothic horror as Kurt Menliff
The Gorgon (1964) horror as Prof. Karl Meister
Scars of Dracula (1970) horror as Count Dracula
He voiced King Haggard in animated fantasy film The Last Unicorn (1982).
He voiced Jabberwock in live-action animated dark fantasy adventure movie Alice in Wonderland (2010).
The Creeping Flesh (1973) horror as James Hildern
Hugo (2011) adventure drama as Monsieur Labisse
How the West Was Won (1978) Western series as The Grand Duke
The Far Pavilions (1984) miniseries as Kaka-ji Rao
Shaka Zulu (1986) South African series as Lord Bathurst
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) NBC miniseries as Stuart
The Tomorrow People (1995) science fiction series as Rameses
Ivanhoe (1997) BBC and A&E Network miniseries as Lucas de Beaumanoir
The Odyssey (1997) adventure miniseries as Tiresias
The New Adventures of Robin Hood (1997-1998) TNT series as Olwyn
Gormenghast (2000) BBC serial as Flay
Pope John Paul II (2005) miniseries as Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński
Attended the Summer Fields School.
Studied Ancient Greek and Latin in Wellington College.
Had English and Italian ancestry.
He served in the Royal Air Force and in British Intelligence, during World War II.
Had older sister, Xandra Carandini Lee.
He was fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and German.
Received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1994.
He was knighted by Prince Charles in 2009.
Received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.
He was an avid golfer.
Christopher died on June 7, 2015, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom, at the age of 93.
He was married to Birgit "Gitte" Krøncke (1961-2015), they had a daughter, Christina Erika Carandini Lee.
Has been in relationship with Henriette Von Rosen, in the late 1950s.