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Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922, died June 7, 2015) was an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II and III (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice. Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

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May 27, 1922 In Belgravia, Westminster, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Peak
Latest Project:
Movie Peter Cushing: In His Own Words 2020-02-08
Known For
Poster of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Poster of Rhythm of Life
Poster of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Series The Peak Unknown 2024
Movie Peter Cushing: In His Own Words Himself 2020-02-08
Movie Bring Me the Blood of the Werewolf Dracula 2018-11-02
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie Fifty Shades of Erotica 2015-04-13
Movie Angels in Notting Hill The Boss / Mr. President (voice) 2015-10-02
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman 2014-12-10
Movie Face of Unity Self 2014-01-01
Movie Extraordinary Tales Narrator (voice) (segment 'The Fall of the House of Usher') 2013-02-28
Movie Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartholomeu 2013-03-07
Movie The Girl from Nagasaki Old Officer Pinkerton 2013-11-11
Movie The Trail of Dracula Self 2013-12-12
Movie Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Ansem (voice) 2013-03-14
Movie Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Narrator 2013-10-23
Movie Back to Black: The Making of Dracula Prince of Darkness Dracula (archive footage) 2012-04-30
Movie Frankenweenie Movie Dracula (archive footage) 2012-10-04
Movie Enzo Ferrari 1898 - 1988 Narrator 2012-04-13
Movie Dark Shadows Clarney 2012-05-09
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman 2012-11-26
Movie The Fall Of The House Of Usher The Narrator 2012-11-09
Movie Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Movie Everything or Nothing Self 2012-10-05
Movie Season of the Witch Cardinal D'Ambroise 2011-01-07
Movie The Wicker Tree Old Man 2011-08-27
Movie Hugo Monsieur Labisse 2011-11-22
Movie The Resident August 2011-02-10
Movie Alice in Wonderland The Jabberwocky (voice) 2010-03-03
Movie The Heavy Mr. Mason 2010-04-08
Movie Halloween: The Inside Story (archive footage) 2010-10-25
Movie Burke & Hare Old Joseph 2010-10-29
Movie Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens Himself 2010-10-31
Movie The Wedding Game Jack Fong 2009-01-25
Movie Boogie Woogie Alfred Rhinegold 2009-06-17
Movie Glorious 39 Older Walter Page 2009-11-20
Movie Triage Joaquín Morales 2009-11-13
Movie Fanex Files: Hammer Films 2008-02-08
Series The Colour of Magic Death 2008-03-23
Movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars Count Dooku (voice) 2008-08-05
Series The Shaolin Warriors 2008-11-03
Series A Mobile Love Story 2008-05-01
Series Rhythm of Life 2008-05-05
Movie Hollywood Chinese Self 2007-03-18
Movie Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman Self (archive footage) 2007-05-16
Movie Ein Leben wie im Flug Self 2007-03-15
Movie The Golden Compass First High Councilor 2007-12-04
Movie Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn Narrator 2007-10-17
Movie 100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean Narrator 2007-10-04
Series The Alan Titchmarsh Show Unknown 2007-09-03
Movie Walker Payne Stu 2006-04-27
Movie Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku 2005-05-17
Movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dr. Wonka 2005-07-13
Series Pope John Paul II Kardinal Stefan Wyszyński 2005-12-04
Movie The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby The Lord Provost 2005-10-29
Movie Corpse Bride Pastor Galswells (voice) 2005-09-12
Movie The Story of Star Wars Count Dooku (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Emerich 2004-02-18
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman (Extended Edition) 2003-12-01
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Count Dooku 2002-05-15
Movie Bond Girls Are Forever Francisco Scaramanga (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-11-06
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saruman 2002-12-18
Movie Best Ever Bond Self / Scaramanga 2002-11-22
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Self / Count Dooku 2002-11-12
Movie The Wicker Man Enigma Himself 2001-10-01
Movie James Dean 'Eden' Assistant Director 2001-08-04
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Self 2001-12-23
Movie Burnt Offering: The Cult of The Wicker Man 2001-12-29
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saruman 2001-12-18
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Self 2001-12-09
Movie Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' 2000-05-20
Series Gormenghast Flay 2000-01-17
Movie Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Self 2000-05-23
Series In the Beginning Rameses I 2000-11-12
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service Count Ottokar Graf Czernin 1999-11-21
Movie Sleepy Hollow Burgomaster 1999-11-19
Movie Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah 1998-11-07
Movie Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel 1998-03-19
Series Ivanhoe Lucas de Beaumanoir 1997-01-12
Movie Soul Music Death (voice) 1997-05-12
Series The Odyssey Tiresias 1997-05-18
Series Soul Music Death (voice) 1997-06-06
Series Wyrd Sisters Death 1997-05-18
Movie A Century of Science Fiction Narrator (voice) 1996-01-01
Movie The Many Faces of Christopher Lee 1996-01-01
Movie Welcome to the Discworld Death 1996-12-31
Movie The Stupids Evil Sender 1996-08-08
Movie Alisea and the Dream Prince Azaret 1996-02-01
Movie In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross Himself 1995-12-10
Movie Moses Pharao Ramses 1995-12-20
Movie A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghosts of M.R. James Self 1995-12-28
Movie The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf 1994-01-19
Movie Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Commandant Rakov 1994-06-09
Movie Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Narrator / Himself 1994-08-06
Movie A Feast At Midnight V. E. 'Raptor' Longfellow 1994-11-01
Movie Funny Man Callum Chance 1994-06-10
Movie Death Train General Konstanin Benin 1993-04-14
Series Blue Heelers Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls Sherlock Holmes 1992-02-19
Movie Cyber Eden Cedric 1992-12-23
Movie Double Vision Mr. Bernard 1992-12-02
Movie Journey of Honor King Philip 1991-04-27
Movie Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Dr. Pearson 1991-05-10
Movie Fear in the Dark Narrator 1991-10-29
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sherlock Holmes 1991-12-06
Movie Treasure Island Blind Pew 1990-01-22
Movie The Miser Cardinale Spinosi 1990-04-06
Movie The Care of Time Karlis Zander 1990-08-26
Movie Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter 1990-06-15
Movie The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort 1989-04-12
Series Around the World in 80 Days Stuart 1989-04-16
Movie Murder Story Willard Hope 1989-09-24
Movie The French Revolution Sanson 1989-05-10
Movie Night of the Eagles Walter Strauss 1989-05-18
Movie Honeymoon Academy Lazos 1989-12-01
Movie Dark Mission: Flowers of Evil Luis Morel 1988-08-18
Movie Olympus Force: The Key 1988-01-01
Movie Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood Himself 1987-01-01
Movie The Girl Peter Storm 1987-08-07
Movie Mio in the Land of Faraway Kato 1987-07-01
Series Shaka Zulu Lord Bathurst 1986-10-24
Movie Jocks President White 1986-11-14
Movie The Disputation King James of Aragon 1986-12-21
Movie Mask of Murder Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich 1985-10-15
Movie The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes Himself - Presenter 1985-01-01
Movie Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch Stefan Crosscoe 1985-08-28
Movie Fright Night Dracula (archive footage) 1985-08-02
Series The Far Pavilions Rao-Sahib 1984-04-22
Movie The Rosebud Beach Hotel Mr. Clifford King 1984-11-02
Movie Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler Narrator 1983-01-01
Movie The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight 1983-01-28
Movie House of the Long Shadows Corrigan 1983-06-17
Movie Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers! Self (archive footage) 1982-01-01
Movie Safari 3000 Count Borgia 1982-05-01
Movie The Last Unicorn King Haggard (voice) 1982-11-19
Movie Massarati and the Brain Victor Leopold 1982-08-26
Movie The Salamander Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence 1981-01-01
Series Wetten, dass..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Goliath Awaits John McKenzie 1981-11-11
Movie An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield 1981-08-14
Movie Evil Stalks This House Host 1981-07-12
Movie Desperate Moves Dr. Carl Boxer 1980-01-01
Movie Serial Luckman Skull 1980-03-28
Movie Once Upon a Spy Marcus Valorium 1980-09-19
Movie Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer 1979-03-03
Movie The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979-02-06
Movie The Passage Gypsy 1979-03-09
Movie Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine 1979-08-09
Movie 1941 Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt 1979-12-14
Movie Arabian Adventure Caliph Alquazar 1979-07-08
Movie Bear Island Lechinski 1979-12-05
Movie Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel 1979-11-23
Movie Return from Witch Mountain Victor Gannon 1978-03-10
Movie Caravans Sardar Khan 1978-11-02
Movie The Pirate Samir Al Fay 1978-11-21
Movie Circle of Iron Zetan 1978-07-25
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie Meatcleaver Massacre On-Screen Narrator 1977-03-01
Movie Airport '77 Martin Wallace 1977-03-11
Movie End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar 1977-08-01
Movie Starship Invasions Captain Rameses 1977-10-14
Movie The Keeper The Keeper 1976-01-01
Movie Killer Force Major Chilton 1976-01-14
Movie To the Devil a Daughter Father Michael 1976-03-04
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Dracula and Son Le prince des Ténèbres 1976-09-14
Movie Albino Bill 1976-03-15
Movie In Search of Dracula Himself / Vlad Tepes / Count Dracula 1975-05-15
Series Space: 1999 Zandor 1975-09-04
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host 1975-10-11
Movie The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga 1974-12-01
Movie The Four Musketeers Rochefort 1974-10-31
Movie Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Stephen Hayward 1974-01-01
Movie Poor Devil Lucifer 1973-02-14
Movie Dark Places Dr. Ian Mandeville 1973-05-01
Movie The Creeping Flesh James Hildern 1973-02-12
Movie Nothing But the Night Col. Charles Bingham 1973-02-16
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie The Three Musketeers Rochefort 1973-12-11
Movie The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle 1973-12-01
Movie The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula 1973-11-03
Movie Umbracle The Man 1972-01-01
Movie Vampir Cuadecuc Self 1972-05-05
Movie Horror Express Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton 1972-09-30
Movie Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula 1972-06-26
Movie Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 1972-10-13
Movie The House That Dripped Blood John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet") 1971-02-22
Movie Hannie Caulder Bailey 1971-11-08
Series Theatre Macabre Self - Host 1971-10-01
Movie I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe 1971-11-01
Movie The Bloody Judge Lord George Jeffreys 1970-02-05
Movie Scream and Scream Again Fremont 1970-02-02
Movie Count Dracula Dracula 1970-04-03
Movie Eugenie Dolmance 1970-02-20
Movie One More Time Dracula 1970-05-01
Movie The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes 1970-10-29
Movie Julius Caesar Artemidorus 1970-06-04
Movie Taste the Blood of Dracula Dracula 1970-05-07
Movie Scars of Dracula Dracula 1970-11-08
Movie The Castle of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Man Chu 1969-05-29
Movie The Magic Christian Ship's Vampire 1969-12-12
Movie The Oblong Box Dr. J. Neuhartt 1969-06-11
Movie The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau 1968-07-20
Movie The Movie Orgy Fu Manchu/Dracula (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Movie Eve Colonel Stuart 1968-07-19
Movie Curse of the Crimson Altar J.D. Morley 1968-12-01
Movie The Blood of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Man Chu 1968-08-23
Movie Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Dracula 1968-11-07
Movie Night of the Big Heat Godfrey Hanson 1967-05-01
Movie The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu 1967-05-25
Movie Five Golden Dragons Dragon #4 1967-08-03
Movie Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas 1967-11-01
Movie The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Count Frederic Regula / Graf von Andomai 1967-10-05
Movie Dracula: Prince of Darkness Count Dracula 1966-01-09
Movie Circus of Fear Gregor 1966-04-29
Movie Rasputin: The Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin 1966-03-06
Movie The Brides of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu 1966-12-16
Movie She Billali 1965-04-18
Movie Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh 1965-02-23
Movie Ten Little Indians Mr. U.N. Owen (voice) 1965-07-31
Movie The Face of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Man Chu 1965-08-06
Movie The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips 1965-08-25
Movie Crypt of the Vampire Count Ludwig Karnstein 1964-05-27
Movie The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister 1964-10-18
Movie The Castle of the Living Dead Count Drago 1964-08-05
Movie The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles 1964-08-01
Movie Challenge the Devil Mephistoles 1963-05-28
Movie Horror Castle Erich 1963-08-15
Movie The Whip and the Body Kurt Menliff 1963-08-29
Movie Secret of the Red Orchid Capt. Allerman 1962-03-01
Movie The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche 1962-07-31
Movie The Devil's Agent Baron Ferdi von Staub 1962-09-01
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes 1962-11-30
Movie The Terror of the Tongs Chung King 1961-03-15
Movie Taste of Fear Doctor Pierre Gerrard 1961-06-05
Movie Hercules in the Haunted World King Lico (Licos) 1961-11-16
Movie The Devil's Daffodil Ling Chu 1961-07-20
Movie The City of the Dead Prof. Alan Driscoll 1960-09-09
Movie Beat Girl Kenny King 1960-08-21
Movie The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Paul Allen 1960-10-24
Movie Too Hot to Handle Novak 1960-12-01
Movie The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician 1960-12-01
Series Stars in der Manege Unknown 1959-04-11
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry Baskerville 1959-05-04
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Pierre Gerrard 1959-06-15
Movie Uncle Was A Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten 1959-10-28
Movie The Mummy Kharis, the Mummy 1959-08-01
Movie The Treasure of San Teresa Jaeger 1959-07-21
Movie Battle of the V-1 Brunner 1958-01-01
Series Ivanhoe Unknown 1958-01-05
Movie Dracula Count Dracula 1958-05-22
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde 1958-02-07
Movie Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe 1958-12-01
Series The Adventures of William Tell Unknown 1958-09-15
Movie The Traitor Doctor Neumann 1957-03-01
Movie The Truth About Women Francois Thiers 1957-01-01
Movie Ill Met by Moonlight German officer at The Dentist's office 1957-01-31
Movie Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney 1957-08-28
Movie Fortune Is a Woman Charles Highbury 1957-03-13
Movie Manuela Voice (voice) 1957-07-18
Movie The Curse of Frankenstein The Creature 1957-05-20
Movie Private's Progress Major Schultz 1956-02-17
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-29
Movie Alexander the Great Nectenabus (voice) 1956-03-28
Movie Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi 1956-10-29
Movie The Battle of the River Plate Manolo 1956-10-30
Movie Port Afrique Franz Vermes 1956-06-18
Movie The Dark Avenger French Patrol Captain at Tavern (uncredited) 1955-04-15
Movie Contraband Spain Narrator (voice) 1955-03-15
Movie Cross-Roads Harry Cooper 1955-02-01
Movie Police Dog Johnny, a constable 1955-05-01
Movie Moby Dick—Rehearsed A Stage Manager / Flask 1955-01-01
Movie That Lady Captain 1955-05-11
Movie Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha 1955-12-26
Movie Alias John Preston John Preston 1955-12-14
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie The Cockleshell Heroes Submarine Commander Alan Grieves 1955-11-16
Movie Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock 1953-07-22
Movie The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache) 1952-08-27
Movie Top Secret Russian Agent (uncredited) 1952-11-10
Movie Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat (uncredited) 1952-12-23
Movie Babes in Bagdad Slave Dealer 1952-12-07
Movie Paul Temple Returns Sir Felix Raybourne 1952-11-24
Movie Valley of the Eagles Det. Holt 1951-09-26
Movie Captain Horatio Hornblower Spanish Captain 1951-04-10
Movie Prelude to Fame Newsman 1950-05-02
Movie They Were Not Divided Chris Lewis 1950-04-24
Movie Trottie True Hon. Bongo Icklesham 1949-09-29
Movie Corridor of Mirrors Charles 1948-02-23
Movie One Night with You Pirelli's Assistant 1948-04-25
Movie Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day 1948-11-29
Movie Hamlet Palace Guard (uncredited) 1948-12-10
Movie Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair 1948-06-26
Movie A Song for Tomorrow Auguste 1948-06-08