Sir Christopher Lee 1922 – 2015

Christopher Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Christopher Lee, screen legend best known for his roles as Dracula, has died aged 93.

He made his film debut in the Gothic romance Corridor of Mirrors (1948) and appeared in Hamlet (1948) and Moulin Rouge (1952).

Lee’s first film with Hammer Film Productions was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) which led to a successful string of films with Hammer inducing Dracula (1958), The Mummy (1959), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), The Devil Rides Out (1968), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), his last appearance as Dracula.

Outside of Hammer Lee appeared in other horror films including I, Monster (1971), The Creeping Flesh (1972) and his personal favourite The Wicker Man (1973).

Having missed out on the opportunity to play the title role in the Bond film Dr. No (1962), Lee jumped at the chance to play the role of Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

In more recent years he was known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005).

In response to being hailed as legendary, Lee himself joked “To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead or excessively old“.

 

 

 

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