Christopher Lee

Actor Christopher Lee Full Name: Christopher Lee
Nationality: English

Profession: Actor
Why Famous: Christpher Lee was a British actor known for his horror film and for and playing memorable villains.

Lee began his film career working for Hammer Films, which he did for two decades, his most famous role as Dracula.

Lee later branched out appearing in the critically acclaimed "Wicker Man" (1970) and as the Bond villain Scaramanga in "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)

Lee returned to the limelight as Saruman in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" films. Lee also collaborated with filmmaker Tim Burton, appearing in 5 of his films.

In 2010 Lee released the well received metal album "Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross". Lee was knighted in 2009.

Born: May 27, 1922
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

Died: June 7, 2015 (aged 93)

Married Life

  • 1961-03-17 Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

Historical Events in the Life of Christopher Lee

  • 1958-05-08 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts
  • 1974-12-19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

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