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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in The Brides of Fu Manchu

By Rick29 on Feb 24, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

This sequel to 1965's The Face of Fu Manchu is an unexpected improvement on 's debut as the Sax Rohmer's supervillain. Stylistically, it reminded me of an Avengers episode during the Mrs. Peel era--though it could have benefited from the presence of Steed and Mrs. Peel, of course. Th... Read full article


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


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Christopher Lee Quotes:

Duc de Richleau: [watching as Rex and Tanith, now restored to life, walks toward the house] Come in my friends.
Marie Eaton: [rushes into the room with husband Richard carrying Peggy] She's alright!
[Sees Tanith standing there]
Marie Eaton: Tanith!
Duc de Richleau: Time itself has been reversed for us. Tanith's death; Peggy's abduction; the ride to Chilbury; the ritual in the cellar... all these things happened. But now, they have not happened. We're back. We are all safe again.
Simon Aron: And is Mocata also safe?
Duc de Richleau: You will also remember, Simon, what I said to you about the Angel of Death once being summoned...
Simon Aron: ...cannot return empty handed!
Duc de Richleau: Exactly. Tanith has been restored to us. But the age old law demands a life for a life, a soul for a soul. And there is only one man in all this world who could replace her life, her soul. The man who invoked the Angel of Death. Mocata *is* dead.
Simon Aron: Thank God!
Duc de Richleau: Yes Simon. He is the one we must thank.
[fades]


Fu Manchu: [Over the radio] This is my ultimatum; within the next few hours the Bosphorus and the city of Istanbul will be destroyed.
Dr. Petrie: It's not true! It can't be true!
Inspector Ahmet: Doctor Petrie, calm yourself.
Fu Manchu: [Over the radio] The powers of the world have relied upon one man: Nayland-Smith. Nayland-Smith is dead.


Lin Tang: Father! Doctor Kessler and the girl, they have escaped! They have reached the tunnel!
Fu Manchu: Excellent. And when the crystals are released into the tunnel - they will die.


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Christopher Lee Facts
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.

In his role as the title character, The Mummy (1959), in which he co-starred with Peter Cushing, Lee got severely injured in the course of the filming. All that smashing through real glass windows and doors had dislocated his shoulder and pulled his neck muscles, especially when he had to carry an actress with arms fully extended across a swamp, walking as much as 87 yards, which damaged his shoulders considerably.

Played King Haggard in both the animated and live-action versions of The Last Unicorn (1982).

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