Christopher Lee

Christopher LeeBorn: 27 May 1922
Died: 7 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammer Horror actor Sir Christopher Lee was born on this day in 1922.

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).

Read more at The Internet Movie Database

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