Christopher Lee is an English author, actor, and singer. He had been a part of the film industry for more than 70 and had given many notable performances. His portrayal as negative in many movies was very appreciated by the audience some of which include Hammer Horror as Count Dracula. He has been a part of various franchise movies like The Man with the Golden Gun the
James Bond movie and has been a part of two movies in the
Star Wars series. His other movies include The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and much more. He was born in one of the families in Europe. He went to Eton College. For his higher studies, he attended Wellington College, where his subjects were Latin and Greek. He had served in the World War II. He was part of the
Special Forces and Royal Air Force. He began his career in 1947 with a romantic gothic movie Corridor of Mirrors. For some time of his career, he appeared in more than 30 movie majority of which consisted of action movies. In 1957, he acted in the horror movie The Curse of Frankenstein by Hammer Production Company. He played the character of a monster in the film. In 1958, he appeared in the US movie Horror of Dracula as a Dracula. After this, he appeared in some a horror movie for the by Hammer Production Company, who were known for their horror movies. He appeared in more than 50 films by the production. His portrayal of character Dracula done by him in Horror of Dracula was presented more in 10 movies. He appeared in horror movies such as Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Two Faces of Doctor Jekyll, Corridors of Blood, and the Dracula Price of Darkness. He even appeared in The Man with the Golden Gun the James Bond movie and
The Mummy as the title role.
After working in some of the horror movies, he acted in movies, like WWII comedy by
Steven Spielberg and How the West Was Won. In 1990, he again became a part of the Sherlock Holmes series with Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady and the Incident at Victoria Falls. He 2001 he made an appearance in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Saruman. He even appeared in the sequel of the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Both the films are regarded as his major roles in his career span. In 2003, he appeared in the character of villain Count Dooku, in the Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He was again part of the franchise in 2005 with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. In acted in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and its sequel The Hobbit: There and Back Again. He is known for his collaboration with director Tim Burton.
They both have worked in movies like Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow,
Dark Shadows and Alice in Wonderland. He has even tried singing and had come up with two albums Charlemagne: The Omens of Death and Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross. He got married to Birgit Kroencke in 1961. They both had a daughter named Christina. In 2015, Christopher Lee passed away at the age of 93.