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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Announcing the Blogathon

By Barry P. on Mar 27, 2021 From Cinematic Catharsis

Note: As my friends on Twitter can attest, it’s been a bit of a rough week, with my family’s beloved cat, Buster, missing. Despite this unfortunate setback, I have decided that “the show must go on,” so I can give everyone ample time for the following event… After a ye... Read full article

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

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Christopher Lee Quotes:

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Thunderstruck by the sensual beauty of the scantily clad exotic dancer] A tigress!
Paul Allen: [Detached] Tigers needn't lick their lips over her unless they're very rich.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Is she so exclusive?
Paul Allen: Only princes, pashes, millionaires, or distinguished actor/managers need apply.
[Aware of Hyde's fascination with the dancer as she continues her routine which climaxes with her putting the snake's head in her mouth]
Paul Allen: Forget it, John boy. She's not in the prep school class. Believe me, I've tried.

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.

Kurt Menliff: I have never had a warmer welcome.

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Christopher Lee Facts
One of the few actors who has portrayed three different Sherlock Holmes characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville.

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

Dubbed "King Haggard" in the German version of The Last Unicorn (1982) for no fee, out of love for the film.

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