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Christopher Lee
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born May 27, 1922, to Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee and Estelle Lee (née: Estelle Marie Carandini Sainte Croix Rose Contessa Di Sarzano - Italian contessa and descendant of the Borgias, born in India) in Belgravia, London, England, UK.
Estelle and Geoffrey m: 1910-1924
He had an older sister, Xandra Carandini Lee (1917-2002) and a younger brother, Nicholas Lee.
Lee attended public school in Berkshire where he studied and excelled at classics. He was fluent in French and Italian, but later learned Danish, German, Greek, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
He studied at Summerfield Preparatory School and attended Wellington College then went to work in business in the City of London.
In 1939 Lee quit his job and enlisted in the Finnish Army to help fight off the Soviets during the Winter War, but was kept at a good distance from the front lines. When Lee returned home in 1940 he joined the RAF (Royal Air Force, 260 Fighter Squadron in the Western Desert) where he trained for flight in South Africa and Southern Rhodesia until an unfortunate eye issue kept him from becoming a pilot. Having been left with few options he applied to RAF Intelligence as an intelligence officer specializing in cracking German ciphers among other things. He was sent to North Africa and attached to the Long Range Desert Patrol, served with the Central Registry of War Crimes (as a Nazi hunter), was assigned to the SOE (Special Operations Executive or "The Baker Street Irregulars") as an agent, as well as being a part of the SAS (Special Air Service.)
In 1945, Lee retired from military service as a Flight Lieutenant, had earned six campaign medals, and was decorated by Britain, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Yugoslavia.
Lee returned home to England in 1946 and was given the opportunity by the Armed Forces to teach at universities, but Lee's Latin was less than stellar, so he was convinced by his cousin, Nicolo Carandini (who later became the Italian Ambassador to Britain) to take up acting. He joined the Rank Agency and was a student at Rank's Charm School when he made his film debut in Corridor of Mirrors in 1947. For 10 years he played small parts in TV series and films, then landed the part of The Creature in The Curse of Frankenstein with Hammer Films where he co-starred with Peter Cushing who became his lifelong friend.
Christopher Lee has had a prolific film and TV career, see below, including some of the most famous classic horror movies ever made. He has shared the screen with equally famous fellow Hammer mates Peter Cushing (Tarkin: Star Wars), Vincent Price, and John Carradine. Two roles which made him a star were Count Dracula and Sherlock Holmes (he is one of the only actors to have portrayed three different Sherlock Holmes characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, and Henry Baskerville. He has also demonstrated a flair for comedy, playing a Nazi officer in Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979), and has played in the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as Count Ottokar Graf Czerin - Lee knew members of the real Czerin family so gladly played the role of the Count. 

He married Danish actress Birgit (Gitte) Kroencke on March 17, 1961, and was married to her until his death. They have one child, Christina Ericka Lee.

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ passed away on June 7, 2015, in Chelsea, London, England, UK, 9 days after his 93rd birthday.
He will be missed.

The 11th~2015 - Lee was set to play Lars in this film, but he died before principal filming began.
The Time War~2018 (posthumously) - Narrator (see Actor Connections - Film)
Angels in Notting Hill~2015 - The Boss, Mr. President (Click HERE to see Sir Lee perform his last voice work)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies~2014 - Saruman

Extraordinary Tales~2013 - Voice of the Narrator (he's speaking as the unnamed character who is summoned to the House of Usher, but Lee voices Roderick Usher as well) in Fall of the House of Usher

The Girl from Nagasaki~2013 - Old Officer Pinkerton

Night Train to Lisbon~2013 - Father Bartolomeu

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey~2012 - Saruman

Dark Shadows~2012 - Clarney

The Hunting of the Snark~2012 (unfinished student short) - Narrator
Hugo~2011 - Monsieur Labisse

The Wicker Tree~2011 - Sir Lachlan Morrison - Old Gentleman

The Resident~2011 - August

Season of the Witch~2011 - Cardinal D'Ambroise

Burke and Hare~2010 - Old Joseph

The Heavy~2010 - Mr. Mason

Alice in Wonderland~2010 - Jabberwocky

Glorious 39~2009 - Walter

Triage~2009 - Joaquin Morales

Boogie Woogie~2009 - Mr. Alfred Rhinegold

Sweeney Todd~2008 - Gentleman Ghost (BTS voice from a cut scene)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars~2008- the voice of Count Dooku

The Golden Compass~2007 - First High Councilor

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs~2007 - Narrator
Greyfriars Bobby~2006 -Lord Provost Chambers

Christopher Lee Live II~2005 - himself
Corpse Bride, The~2005 - Pastor Galswells

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory~2005 - Mr. Wonka (Willy Wonka's father) (see Actor Connections - Film)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith~2005 - Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus

Christopher Lee Live~2004 - himself
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse~2004 - Heinrich von Garten

The Making of a Legend: Christopher Lee - Volume 1~2003 - himself
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The~2003 - Saruman (scenes cut)

Actor's Notebook: Christopher Lee~2002 - Himself
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II'~2002 - Himself
To the Devil... The Death of Hammer~2002 (V) - Himself
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The~2002 - Saruman the Wise

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones~ 2002 - Count Dooku

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring~2001 - Saruman

I Surrender All~2001 - Bad Guy #1
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend~2000 - Himself
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service~1999 (V) - Count Ottokar Graf Czernin

The Rocky Interactive Horror Show~1999 - Narrator
Sleepy Hollow~1999 - The Burgomaster (see Actor Connections - Film)

Jinnah~1998 - Mohammed Ali Jinnah

Tale of the Mummy~1998 - Sir Richard Turkel

100 Years of Horror~ 1996 (V) - Host/Himself/Narrator (Dracula and His Disciples excerpt HERE)
    Freaks; Giants and Dinosaurs; Maniacs; Scream Queens; Sorcerers; The Aristocrats of Evil;
    The Count and Company; The Double Demons; The Evil Unseeable; The Frankenstein Family;
    The Monster Makers; The Walking Dead; Witchcraft and Demons

A Century of Science Fiction~1996 (V) - Narrator (Robots and Computers excerpt HERE)
The Many Faces of Christopher Lee~1996 (V) - Himself

The Stupids~1996 - Evil Sender

A Feast at Midnight~1994 - V. E. Longfellow, aka Raptor

Funny Man~1994 - Callum Chance (photo via

The Vampire Interviews~1995 (V) - Himself
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow~1994 - Commandant Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov

Death Train~1993 - General Konstantin Benin

Jackpot~1992 - Cedric

Journey of Honor ~1991 - King Philip

Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (Panga)~ 1991 - Doctor Pearson

Incident at Victoria Falls~1991 - Sherlock Holmes

Honeymoon Academy~1990 - Lazos

Rainbow Thief, The~1990 - Uncle Rudolf

Gremlins 2: The New Batch~1990 - Doctor Catheter

The Miser ~1989 - Cardinale Spinosi

Fall of the Eagles ~1989 - Walter Strauss (see Actor Connections - Film)

Murder Story~1989 - Willard Hope (see Actor Connections - Film)

La Révolution française~1989 - Charles-Henri Sanson (segment Annees Terribles, Les)

The Return of the Musketeers~1989 - Rochefort

Dark Mission: Evil Flowers (Operación cocaína)~1988 - Luis Morel

Jocks~1987 - President White

Mio in the Land of Faraway (Mio, min Mio) ~1987 - Kato

Walhalla~1986 (animated) - voice of Thor and Odin

The Girl~1986 - Peter Storm

Mask of Murder~1985 - Chief Rich

Howling II~1985 - Stefan Crosscoe

The Rosebud Beach Hotel~1984 - Mr. Clifford King - The Father

House of the Long Shadows~1983 - Corrigan/Roderick Grisbane (see Actor Connections - Film)

New Magic~1983 (Short) - Mr. Kellar (photo from

The Return of Captain Invincible~1983 - Mr. Midnight

The Last Unicorn~1982 - voice of King Haggard (also did the German dubbing for the German version)

Safari 3000~1982 - Count Borgia (see Actor Connections - Film)

Desperate Moves ~1981 - Dr. Carl Boxer

The Salamander~1981 - Major General Prince Magusari - Rector of Counterintelligence

Eye for an Eye, An~1981 - Morgan Canfield

Fade to Black~1980 - uncredited Footage from 'Horror of Dracula'
Serial~1980 - Luckman Skull

Arabian Adventure~1979 - Alquazar (see Actor Connections - Film)

Jaguar Lives!~1979 - Adam Caine

Nutcracker Fantasy~1979 - voices of Uncle Drosselmeyer/Street Singer/Puppeteer/Watchmaker (pictured) (see Actor Connections - Film)

1941~1979 - Captain Wolfgang Von Kleinschmidt (see Actor Connections - Film)

Bear Island~1979 - Lechinski

The Passage~1979 - Head Gypsy

Circle of Iron~1979 - Zetan

Caravans~1978 - Sardar Khan

Return from Witch Mountain~1978 - Dr. Victor Gannon

End of the World~1977 - Father Pergado/Zindar

Meatcleaver Massacre~1977 - On-screen narrator

Starship Invasions~1977 - Captain Rameses

Dracula and Son~1977 - Dracula

Airport '77~1977 - Martin Wallace

Whispering Death ~1976 - Bill

The Keeper~1976 - The Keeper

To the Devil a Daughter~1976 - Father Michael Rayner

Diagnosis: Murder~1975 - Doctor Stephen Hayward

The Diamond Mercenaries ~1975 - Major Chilton - The Hitman

In Search of Dracula ~1975 - Himself/Vlad Tepes/Count Dracula
Dark Places~1974 - Dr. Mandeville

The Satanic Rites of Dracula~1974 - Count Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)

The Four Musketeers~1974 - Rochefort

The Man with the Golden Gun~1974 - Francisco Scaramanga

The Butcher, the Star and the Orphan ~1973 - Van Krig/Satanus
The Creeping Flesh~1973 - James Hildern (see Actor Connections - Film)

The Wicker Man~1973 - Lord Summerisle

The Three Musketeers~1973 - Rochefort

Death Line~1972 - Stratton-Villiers - MI5

Horror Express~1972 - Professor Alexander Saxton (see Actor Connections - Film)

Nothing But the Night~1972 - Colonel Charles Bingham (see Actor Connections - Film)

Dracula A.D. 1972~1972 - Count Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)

Hannie Caulder~1971 - Bailey

I, Monster~1971 - Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake (right) (see Actor Connections - Film)
The House That Dripped Blood~1970 - John Reid in Sweets to the Sweet (see Actor Connections - Film)

Julius Caesar~1970 -Artemidorus

One More Time~1970 - uncredited Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)

Taste the Blood of Dracula~1970 - Dracula

El Umbracle~1970 - Himself

Vampir-Cuadecuc~1970 - Himself/Count Dracula

Scars of Dracula~1970 - Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes~1970 - Mycroft Holmes (see Actor Connections - Film)

El Conde Drácula~1970 - Count Dracula

Eugenie...the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion~1969 - Dolmance

Night of the Blood Monster~1969 - Lord George Jeffreys

The Oblong Box~1969 - Dr. J. Neuhart

Scream and Scream Again~1969 - Fremont (see Actor Connections - Film)

The Magic Christian~1969 - Ship's Vampire (see Actor Connections - Film)

Castle of Fu ManChu~1969 - Fu Manchu

Curse of the Crimson Altar~1968 - Morley

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave~1968 - Dracula

The Blood of Fu Manchu~1968 - Fu Manchu

The Face of Eve~1968 - Colonel Stuart

The Devil Rides Out~1968 - Duc de Richleau

Five Golden Dragons~1967 - Dragon #4

Night of the Big Heat~1967 - Godfrey Hanson (see Actor Connections - Film)

Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel ~1967 - Count Frederic Regula, Graf von Andomai

Theatre of Death~1967 - Philippe Darvas (see Actor Connections - Film)

The Vengeance of Fu Manchu~1967 - Fu Manchu

Dracula: The Prince of Darkness~1966 - Count Dracula

The Brides of Fu Manchu~1966 - Fu Manchu

Psycho-Circus~1966 - Gregor

Rasputin: The Mad Monk~1966 - Grigori Rasputin

Dracula: Prince of Darkness~1966 - Dracula

10 Little Indians~1965 - voice of Mr. U. N. (Ulick Norman) Owen (on recording at 3:15)

Katarsis ~1965 - Mephistoles

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors~1965 - Franklyn Marsh
The Skull~1965 - Sir Matthew Phillips

The Face of Fu Manchu~1965 - Dr. Fu Manchu
She~1965 - Billali

Il Castello dei morti vivi~1964 - Count Drago

The Gorgon~1964 - Prof. Karl Meister

The Devil-Ship Pirates~1964 - Captain Robeles

 The Whip and the Flesh ~1963 - Kurt Menliff

Crypt of the Vampire ~1963 - Count Ludwig Karnstein
Horror Castle~1963 - Erich

Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace~ 1962 - Sherlock Holmes
The Pirates of Blood River~1962 - Captain LaRoche

Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee~1962 - Captain Allerman
Lolita~1962 - Frankenstein's Creature (archive footage on TV)
Hercules in the Haunted World~1961 - Lyco

The Devil's Daffodil~1961 - Ling Chu

The Hands of Orlac~1960 - Nero

Taste of Fear~1961 - Doctor Gerrard

The Devil's Agent~1961 - Baron Ferdi von Staub (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Terror of the Tongs~1961 - The Tong Leader
The City of the Dead~1960 - Professor Alan Driscoll
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll~1960 - Paul Allen

Beat Girl~1960 - Kenny - Strip Club Operator

Uncle Was A Vampire~1959 - Baron Rodrigo de Frankfurten/Uncle Rinaldo
Too Hot to Handle~1959 - Paul Novak - Pink Flamingo Nightclub Manager
The Man Who Could Cheat Death~1959 - Dr. Pierre Gerard
The Treasure of San Teresa~1959 - Inspector Jaeger - Hamburg Police

The Mummy~1959 - Kharis - The Mummy (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Hound of the Baskervilles~1959 - Sir Henry Baskerville (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Truth About Women~1958 - François

The Battle of the V.1~1958 - Brunner

Corridors of Blood~1958 - Resurrection Joe

Dracula~1958 - Count Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)
A Tale of Two Cities~1958 - Marquis St. Evremonde

Bitter Victory~1957 - Sergeant Barney

The Traitor~1957 - Doctor Neumann

The Curse of Frankenstein~1957 - The Creature (see Actor Connections - Film)
Fortune Is a Woman~1957 -Charles Highbury

Ill Met by Moonlight~1957 - German officer at the dentist
Alias John Preston~1956 - David Garrity, alias John Preston
The Battle of the River Plate~1956 - Manolo

Beyond Mombasa~1956 - Gil Rossi

Port Afrique~ 1956 - Franz Vermes

Private's Progress~1956 - General Von Linbeck's Aide
Crossroads~1955 - The Ghost
The Dark Avenger~1955 - Captain of the Guards (French Patrol Captain)
Final Column~1955
Police Dog~1955 - Johnny - A Constable
Storm Over the Nile~1955 - Karaga Pasha

The Cockleshell Heroes~1955 - Alan Grieves - Submarine Commander
That Lady~1955 - Segovian Groom/Aide-de-Camp to the King/Captain of the Guard/Salamancan Assassin/Rider on Arab Horse

Destination Milan~1954 Innocents in Paris~1952 - (uncredited) Lieutenant Whitlock
Moulin Rouge~1952 - (uncredited) Georges Seurat (see Actor Connections - Film)
Top Secret~1952 Babes in Bagdad~1952 - Slave Dealer

Paul Temple Returns~1952 - Sir Felix Raybourne

The Crimson Pirate~1952 - Joseph (Military Attaché)
Valley of Eagles~1951- Det. Holt

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (Royal Navy)~1951 - Spanish Captain (Natividad)
Prelude to Fame~1950 - Newsman They Were Not Divided~1950 - Chris Lewis
Trottie True~1949- Hon. Bongo Icklesham

Penny and the Pownall Case~1948 - Jonathan Blair
Scott of the Antarctic~1948 - Bernard Day

Saraband for Dead Lovers~1948 - Duke Anthony von Wolfenbuttel
Hamlet~1948 - Spear Carrier who says "Light" (see Actor Connections - Film)

My Brother's Keeper~1948 - Second Constable
Song of Tomorrow~1948 - Auguste

One Night With You~1948 - Pirelli's Assistant
Corridor of Mirrors~1948 - Charles

Film (dubbing)
Alexander the Great~1956 - the voice for Helmut Dantine's Nectenabus
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday~1953 - (voices for English version)

Film Producer
The Making of a Legend~2003 Nothing But the Night~1972 (producer) (uncredited)

Film Stunts (driver)
The Man With The Golden Gun~1974

Bei Burda Live~2014 - Himself
The Color of Magic~2008 - the voice of Death in:
     Part 2: The Light Fantastic
     Part 1: The Colour of Magic

Pope John Paul II~2005 - Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Star Wars: Feel the Force~2005 - Himself
The Ultimate Film~2004 - Himself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars~2003 - Himself
Dracula's Bram Stoker~2003 - Himself
The Making of a Legend~2003 - Himself
From Hollywood to Borehamwood~2003 - Himself
Christopher Lee: A Life in Films~2003 - Himself
This Morning~2003 - 11/12/03
Breakfast~2003 - Himself 11/11/03
Richard & Judy~2001 - Himself 11/4/03
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute~2002 - Himself
Best Ever Bond~2002 - Himself/Scaramanga
The Big Breakfast~2002 - Himself
The Heaven and Earth Show~2002 - Himself
Leute heute~2002 - Himself
Richard and Judy~2001 - Himself 5/02
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome~2001 - Himself
Quest for the Ring~2001 - Himself/Saruman
National Geographic: Beyond the Magic - The Lord of the Rings~2001 - Himself/Saruman the White
Passage to Middle-Earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings', A~2001 - Himself/Saruman
Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man~2001 - Himself
Once Upon a Time in Europe~2001 - Presenter/Introduction
Les Redoutables~2001 - Death in Confession

The Big Breakfast~2001 - Himself
Midsomer Murders~2001 - Count Dracula (archive footage) in Who Killed Cock Robin?
Turning Points~2000 - Himself (# 1.10)
Ghost Stories for Christmas~2000 (mini) - the voice of M.R James
In the Beginning~2000 (mini) - Ramses I

Gormenghast~2000 (mini) - Flay in 1.1-1.4

Legends~2000 - Himself
The New Adventures of Robin Hood~1996-1998 -
     Olwyn in The Auction 3.13 12/13/98

     Nightmare of the Magic Castle
     The Sceptre 2.10
     The Legend of Olwyn 1.4
     A Race Against Death 1.5
     Robin and the Golden Arrow 1.1
 Ivanhoe~1997 (mini) - Lucard de Beaumanoir in Parts Three, Four, Five, Six (see Actor Connections - TV)

Strictly Supernatural~1997 - Narrator
The Odyssey~1997 - Tiresias in 1.1, 1.2

In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross~1996 - Himself/Dracula (see Actor Connections - Film)
Alisea and the Dream Prince (Princess Alisea)~1996 - Azaret

Moses~1996 - Ramses

Soul Music (The Wyrd Sisters)~1996 (mini) - the voice of Death in 1.1-1.6

Street Gear~1995 - Nick Dupont (13 episodes)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination~1995 -
     Host/Prince Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death
     The Host in The Oval Portrait
     The Host in Berenice
     The Host in The Fall of the House of Usher
The Tomorrow People~1995 - Rameses/Sam Rees in The Rameses Connection: Part 4, 3, 2, 1 (see Actor Connections - TV)

Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror~1994 - Himself/Narrator (small clip below)
Double Vision~1992 - Mr. Bernard (see Actor Connections - TV)

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles~1992 - Count Ottokar Graf Czerin in Austria, March 1917

Fear in the Dark~1991 - Narrator and archive footage of Dracula
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady~1991 - Sherlock Holmes

The Care of Time~1990 - Karlis Zander

Treasure Island~1990 - Blind Pew (see Actor Connections - TV)

Around the World in 80 Days~1989 (mini) - Stuart

Nase vorn~1988 - Himself
Wetten, Dass..?~1987- Himself in Wetten, Dass..? aus Kiel

Shaka Zulu~1987 (mini) - Lord Bathurst

The Disputation~1986 - King James of Aragon

The Far Pavilions~1984 (mini) - Kaka-ji Rao (see Actor Connections - TV)

Faerie Tale Theater~1984 - King Vladimir V in The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers

Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story~1982 - Prince Philip
Massarati and the Brain~1982 - Victor Leopold
Goliath Awaits~1981 - John McKenzie (see Actor Connections - TV)
Once Upon a Spy~1980 - Marcus Valorium
Charlie's Angels~1980 - Dale Woodman in Angel in Hiding: Parts 1, 2
Captain America II: Death Too Soon~1979 - Miguel

The Pirate~1978 - Samir Al Fay
Saturday Night Live~1978 - Host (photo of Lee introducing Meatloaf)
How the West Was Won~1978 (mini) - The Grand Duke Dimitrij in Buffalo Story
This Is Your Life~1974 - Himself in Christopher Lee (see Actor Connections - TV)
Space: 1999~1975 - Captain Zandor in Earthbound
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries~1973 - Arnaud in The Leather Funnel 7/13/74
Poor Devil~1973 - Mr. Lucifer

Victims of Terror~1967 (US Educational V) - On-screen narrator
The Avengers~1967-1969 -
    Colonel Mannering in The Interrogators
    Prof. Frank N. Stone in Never, Never Say Die
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour~1964 - Karl Jorla in The Sign of Satan

One Step Beyond ~1961 - Wilhelm Reitlinger in The Sorcerer

Tales of the Vikings~1959 - Lord Roderick - Norman Knight in Pedigree
William Tell~1959 - Prince Erik in Manhunt

White Hunter~1958 - Mark Caldwell in This Hungry Hell
Ivanhoe~1958 - Sir Otto in The German Knight
O.S.S.~1958 -
     Dessinger in Operation Firefly Assignment Foreign Legion -
     Gardener in As We Forgive
     Arab in The Anaya
The Gay Cavalier~1957 - in The Lady's Dilemma
Errol Flynn Theater~1957 -
     Count Henri de Dairval in Fortunes Of War
     The Visitant in Evil Thoughts
     Maurice Gabet in The Model
     Compte de Merret in Love Token
The Scarlet Pimpernel~1956 - Louis - The French Executioner in The Elusive Chauvelin
Colonel March of Scotland Yard~1956 - Jean-Pierre in At Night All Cats Are Grey
Sailor of Fortune~1956 - Yusif in The Desert Hostages
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents~1953-1956

    Marenko in The Immigrant
    Official in Border Incident
    Antonio in The International Settlement
    Radenko in The Death of Michael Turbin
    in Destination Milan
Sabre of London (The Vise)~1955 - Martell in Man in Demand (archive footage)
Kaleidoscope~1946-1947 - Commissaire of Police

Theatre and Live Performances
Oedipus Myth~2005 - Narration (Barbican Theatre, London, UK)
Magic of the Dance~2005 - Narration (Regent Theatre, Norwich, UK)
Earthshaker Festival~2005 - Singer with Manowar and Rhapsody (Geisewind, Bavaria)
Rumplestiltskin~1930s - demonic Rumpelstiltskin (school production)

Christopher Lee's Fireside Tales~2013? - Reader
     The Monkey's Paw
     The Man and the Snake
     John Charrington's Wedding
     The Man of Science
     The Black Cat
Mystery Theater~2009 - Host for classic mystery shows
The Monkey's Paw~2007 - Reader
Quote...Unquote~2005 - Himself/Guest
Quote...Unquote~2003 - Himself/Guest
Edgar Allen Poe's Gothic Tales~2003 - Reader:
     The Cask of Amontillado
     The Pit and the Pendulum
     The Tell-Tale Heart
Leading Ladies~2000 - Presenter (2 parts)
Don Maclean~2000 - Guest
Blithe Spirit~1999 - Reader in A Centenary Celebration of Noël Coward
A Very British Story~1999 - (4 episodes)
Some Like It Wilder~1998 - Himself
The Gemini Apes~1998 - Drake
Dracula - A Birthday Tribute~1997 - Himself
The Afternoon Shift~1996 - Himself in Exorcising Ghosts
Judi Spiers~1995 - Himself
Desert Island Discs~1995 - Himself
Outside the Circle~1994 - Reader
A Night at the Opera~1994 - Himself discussing opera
100 Years of the Movies~1994 - Himself (several episodes)
Cinema 2~1993 - Himself
Packed Lunch~1991 - Guest
Britannia - The Film~1990 - Himself in Fantasy by Gaslight Frankenstein and Dracula - the Gothic Tradition - discussion (8 episodes) (see Actor Connections - Radio)
With Children In Mind~1989 - Himself narrating Peter and the Wolf
Test Match Special~1987 - Himself (talking sports - cricket)
Ron Goodwin~1983 - Himself (playing piano)
Star Sound Extra~1982 - Himself
Christopher Lee~1979 - Himself
Jeremy Cordeaux (show - South Australia)~1979 - Himself discussing Tall, Dark, and Gruesome
Film Time~1973 - Himself discussing Nothing But The Night and his own film company
The Horror Story~1973 - Himself discussing Frankenstein, Dracula, Lovecraft.
The Movie Quiz~1972 - Himself
Study on 3~1971-1972 - Himself in The Horror Story 1: Gothic Tales
Christopher Lee~1971 - Himself
Star Sound~1970 - Himself
Sound Screen 70~1970 - Himself (see Actor Connections - Radio)
Alan Freeman (show)~1969 - Himself
Galaxy~1969 - Himself/Guest
Movie-Go-Round~1968 - Himself
Leviathan 99~1968 - The Captain (Lee refers to the Captain as Ahab though the character is nameless)
Movie-Go-Round~1966 - Himself/Guest (3 episodes)
Movie-Go-Round~1965 - Himself/Guest (3 episodes)
Movie-Go-Round~1962 - Himself/Guest (2 episodes)
Movie-Go-Round~1959 - Himself/Guest (3 episodes)
Saturday Matinee~1954 - Kravic in When the Wind Blows
The Noble Spaniard~1953 - Count de Moret
Curtain Up!~1952 - Sebastien, Duke of Burgundy in Passport to Pimlico
English Theatre~1952 - Presenter of Henry Navarre: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court
Triple Bill~1952 - Pedro in (one of these plays):
     Only Got Egg
     The Philosopher
     The Patriot
Saturday Matinee~1950 - The Major in Success to Seraphine!
Dick Barton - Special Agent~1950 - Champ Rotherham

Audio Books/Albums
The Children of Hurin~2007 - Narrator
Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear and The Hound of the Baskervilles~1993 - Narrator/reader
Jack Higgins (series)~1992 - Narrator
To Catch a King - reader
A Game for Heroes - reader
Tales of Horror - reader
Dracula~1969 - Narrator/reader (all characters) Note: this was a special 2-record vinyl album that was available to order ($5.95) only through Castle of Frankenstein Magazine.

Audio Performances (radio)
Agatha Christie - The Witness for the Prosecution~2010 - Narrator
This Sceptred Isle (series 8 volumes) - Narrator
Neverwhere~2007 - Narrator

Ghost Riders in the Sky

Christopher Lee: Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing Christopher Lee: A Heavy Metal Christmas~2014 - singer
The Lord of the Rings: Complete Songs and Poems~2006 - one of 14 soloists (with The Tolkien Ensemble)
Rhapsody: The Magic of the Wizard's Dream~2005 - Singer (also recorded in French, German, and Italian)
Rhapsody: Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret~2005 - narrated as the Wizard King
"She'll Fall for Me"~1995 - Competitor/singer/self (see Actor Connections - Music Videos)

Lord of Misrule: The Autobiography of Christopher Lee~2004 - by Christopher Lee
The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases 1948-2003~2004 - by Tom Johnson and Mark A. Miller
Lord of the Rings Weapons and Warfare~2003 - by Chris Smith and Christopher Lee
Lips of Blood: An Illustrated Guide to Hammer's Dracula Movies Starring Christopher Lee
James Bond's London~2001 - by Gary Giblin, Christopher Lee and Peter Hunt
Christopher Lee: The Authorised Screen History~2001 - by Jonathan Rigby
The Cult Films of Christopher Lee~2000 - by Jonathan Sothcott
English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema~2000 - by Jonathan Rigby
Tall, Dark and Gruesome (Autobiography)~ 1997 - by Christopher Lee

Video Games
God of War II~2007 - voice of Zeus
Kingdom Hearts II~2006 - voice of Diz
EverQuest II~2004 - Lucan D'Lere
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent~2004 - Francisco Scaramanga
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth~2004 - Saruman The White
Lord of the Rings: The Third Age~2004 - Saruman The White
Freelancer~2003 -
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers~2002 - Saruman
The White Conquest: Frontier Wars~2001 - Anvil, Headquarters
Rocky Interactive Horror Show, The~1999 - Narrator
Ghosts~1994 - Dr. Marcus Grimalkin/Himself

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
29th Evening Standard Film Awards:
Special Achievement Award: Christopher Lee
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Awards):
Nom 1980 Saturn Award Best Actor for Arabian Aventure
Rec'd 1979 Life Career Award
Nom 1979 Saturn Award Best Actor for The Wicker Man
Awards Circuit Community Awards:
Nom 2002 ACCA Best Cast Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (shared)
Rec'd 2001 ACCA Best Cast Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared)
Bram Stoker Awards:
Rec'd 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award
BAFTA (British Film Institute Awards):
Rec'd 2011 BFI Academy Fellowship
Catalonian International Film Festival (Caixa de Catalunya):         
 Rec'd 1983 Best Actor for House of the Long Shadows (shared with Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, John Carradine)
CBE (Britain) Rec'd 2001 Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Cinema For Peace Awards:
Rec'd 2014 Honorary Award
DVD Exclusive Awards:
Nom 2003 DVDX Award Best Audio Commentary (Ensemble) for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Empire UK Awards:
Rec'd 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award
Evening Standard British Film Awards:
Rec'd 2002 For Lifetime Achievement
Rec'd 1993 Career Award     
Fantasporto (International Fantasy Film Award):                             
Rec'd 1984 Best Actor for his contributions to the fantastic film genre.
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival:
Rec'd 2007 Golden Dolphin for his career.
Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival:
Rec'd 2006 Lifetime Achievement Honor
London Critic's Circle Film Awards
Rec'd 1994 Dylis Powell Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival:
Rec'd 2008 Festival President's Award
Locarno International Film Festival:
Rec'd 2013 Excellence Award
London Critics Circle Film Awards:
Rec'd 1994 Dilys Powell Award
MTV Movie Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Best Fight for Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones (with Yoda)
Nom 2002 Best Fight for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared: Ian McKellen)
Nom 2002 Best Villain for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Online Film Critics Society Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Best Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (shared)
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Best Acting Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (shared)
Rec'd 2002 Best Acting Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared)
Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Nom 2003 Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (shared)
Nom 2002 Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared)
Seattle Film Critics Awards:
Rec'd 2003 Living Treasure Award
Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival:
Rec'd 1983 Caixa de Catalunya Best Actor for House of the Long Shadows (shared)
SFX Awards, UK:
Nom 2003 Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (shared)
Nom 2002 Outstanding Performance by the Cast of the Theatrical Motion Picture for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared)

Nice, France honored Mr. Lee with a Crystal Eagle Head...the highest honor bestowed from the city, usually reserved for heads of state, ambassadors, etc.

2011 - The French government made him a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

2009 - Made a Knight Bachelor for Services to Drama and the Charity - he was knighted by Prince Charles.

2008 - Guinness Book of World Records: Most Connected Living Actor

Is listed as the Center of the Hollywood Universe by the Oracle of Kevin Bacon website at the University of Virginia, because he can be linked to anyone in Hollywood on average in 2.59 steps. That is less than either Charleton Heston, Sean Connery or Kevin Bacon himself. The uncle of actress Harriet Walter. (Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility)

2005 - Most Bankable Star

2005 - Received a star on central London's famed Avenue of the Stars. The Scaramanga gene was named after Christopher Lee's character, Scaramanga...the world's most expensive hitman in the Man With The Golden Gun. (1974) The character was the nemesis of James Bond's nemesis and was identifiable only by his third nipple.

2004 - Made an honorary citizen of Casina, Italy - home of his ancestors.

2004 - Empire Magazine poll - Greatest Living Actor #16 Lee found the role of Count Dooku (Star Wars) intriguing and was eager to immerse himself in the role.

2001 - Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Drama

2001 - Guinness Book of World Records - Star with the most screen appearances to his name.

1997 - Appointed a Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John

1995 - Was one of the judges for the Miss World beauty pageant.

1987 - For the Charity "Stars in der Manege (Stars in the Arena) he played a magician in "The Floating Virgin" with Maria Schell's daughter Marie-Theres Relin.

1978 - Turned down Donald Pleasance's role in Halloween

1972 - Lee founded Charlemagne Productions Limited

1947 - In the film, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, Boris Karloff's character (Gruesome) gives his name as Christopher Cushing.

Only actor from The Lord of the Rings movies to have met J.R.R. Tolkien

At 6'5" - was the tallest leading actor for his entire career.

Had more on-screen sword fights than any other actor in the history of film.

Belonged to three stunt unions.

He's played "Death" four times in his films, Rameses twice

Could recite every official executioner in England since the 15th century, and on June 17, 1939 (he was two weeks into 17) witnessed the last public execution (of Eugène Weidmann) by guillotine in France. Lee would go on to play Charles-Henri Sanson, a fourth-generation executioner, in La Révolution française (1989.) 

The blood dripping fangs, worn by Lee in many of his vampire films were created by Irish dental technician Sean Mulhall.

Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were born on the same day (27th May) and Peter Cushing was born on the 26th May.

A cousin of Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond 007) - they even fought together in the SOE.

Came down with malaria six times within the span of a single year during his service in military intelligence.

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