Christopher Lee

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Date of Birth May 27, 1922
Place of Birth London, England
Date of Death Jun 7, 2015 (93)
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Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, was an English actor, singer and author. With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films, a typecasting he always lamented. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the Hobbit film trilogy. Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011, and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013. Lee considered his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah, and his best film to be the British cult film The Wicker Man. He frequently appeared opposite his friend Peter Cushing in many horror films, and late in his career had roles in six Tim Burton films.

Born: Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, May 27, 1922, Belgravia, London, England
Died: June 07, 2015, Chelsea, London, England
Nationality: British
Occupation: Actor, singer, author
Years active: 1946–2015
Children: 1
Relatives: Marie Carandini (great−grandmother), Harriet Walter (niece)
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About Christopher Lee

He became known for playing Count Dooku in Star Wars and Saruman in Lord of the Rings. Earlier in his career, he portrayed Count Dracula in Hammer Horror Films.

Before Fame

He made his acting debut in a school production of Rumpelstiltskin.

Achievement

In 1998, he was in a movie in which he played Pakistan's founder, Muhammad-Ali Jinnah.

Family Life

His step-cousin is the author of the James Bond spy novels, Ian Fleming. He married Birgit Kroencke in 1961 and he has a daughter named Christina.

Associations

He acted alongside Viggo Mortensen in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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