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:

Dracula: There is a girl...
Zena: What girl?
Dracula: The niece of the monsignor.
Zena: [with disgust] Maria?
Dracula: Bring her to me.
Zena: But what do you want her for? You've got me!
Dracula: [slaps her in the face] Bring her to me!


Sir Basil Smeeton: [Turning on Robeles, who wants his daughter as hostage] You'll have to kill me first!
Captain Robeles: If you insist!


Dr. Watson: How do you know that?
Sherlock Holmes: Don't you ever read the Times, Watson? I've often advised you to do so, if you want to know something.


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Christopher Lee Facts
Is a Commander of the Most Venerable Order of St. John.

He studied at Summerfield Preparatory School and attended Wellington College.

His films have made more money than any other actor's in history. As of May 2006, five of his films ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the two "Star Wars" films in which he played Count Dooku) had total grosses in excess of $4.4 billion. Even without considering Lee's other appearances dating back to 1948, his totals considerably surpass the figures of #3 billion and #3.8 billion claimed by Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively.

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