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Christopher Lee Overview:

Character actor, Christopher Lee, was born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27, 1922 in Belgravia, London. Lee died at the age of 93 on Jun 7, 2015 in Chelsea, London .

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Battles Charles Gray in The Devil Rides Out

By Rick29 on Oct 10, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as the hero. Upon his return to London, Rex Van Ryn learns from the Duc de Richleau () that their mutual friend Simon has been a mysterious recluse for the last three months. The duo motor over to a country estate recently purchased by Simon and interrupt what their f... Read full article


On Blu-ray: and Peter Cushing in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

By KC on Nov 20, 2018 From Classic Movies

It must have been shocking for the period piece-adoring Hammer crowd to behold the hairy, groovy hippies dancing on pianos and making love under the dining room table in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). While there is the presence of and Peter Cushing to provide a reassuring bridge to the p... Read full article


as Rasputin, the Mad Monk

By Rick29 on Jul 27, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Rasputin. Hammer Films and historical drama may sound like strange bedfellows. And yet, the British studio produced much more than just horror films, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Its output also included suspense pictures, costume swashbucklers, comedies, and science fictio... Read full article


as Rasputin, the Mad Monk

By Rick29 on Jul 27, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Rasputin. Hammer Films and historical drama may sound like strange bedfellows. And yet, the British studio produced much more than just horror films, especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Its output also included suspense pictures, costume swashbucklers, comedies, and science fictio... Read full article


REST IN PEACE : 1922 – 2015.

By Crystal Kalyana on Jun 12, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Today we farewell the prominent actor and legend of the horror genre, , who has passed away at the age of 93. During the annals of his career, Lee was known for his inimitable portrayal of villains, and is primarily remembered for his role as Dracula in the 1958 sequel of “Count... Read full article


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Christopher Lee Quotes:

Fu Manchu: The formula. With this I can control all things - and all men.


Kurt Menliff: [to Nevenka] You haven't changed, I see. You've always loved violence.


The Bosun: [Referring to the Spanish attache] He's still alive!
Captain Robeles: Throw him overboard!


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Christopher Lee Facts
He was cast as a ballad soloist called The Gentleman Ghost in the film adaption of the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, but his role was cut when the ballad numbers were omitted. He never filmed the scenes, however, he was present for the recording session.

Although he has been in well over 200 films, he has very rarely played a hero, having been a villain in perhaps about 85% of his films (even his bit parts lean towards the unsympathetic).

Was originally offered the role of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He turned it down and the role eventually went to his good friend Peter Cushing.

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