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      Christopher Lee

      Christopher Lee

      Highest Rated: 100% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: May 27, 1922

      Birthplace: Belgravia, London, England, UK

      Self-described with typical good humor as "tall, dark and gruesome," Christopher Lee was a remarkably prolific leading man and character actor whose six decades-long film career made him among the world's most popular and recognizable performers. He languished in bit roles for almost a decade before achieving instant fame as an elegant and sexually charged Count Dracula in "Horror of Dracula" (1958) for England's legendary Hammer Studios. Its success led to almost two decades of fright fare, during which he brought elegance and devilish charm to some of the most memorable figures in horror, including the Frankenstein Monster, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Fu Manchu. In the 1970s, he grew weary of the typecasting and successfully distanced himself from the genre with roles in Richard Lester's "Three Musketeers" (1973), "Airport '77" (1977), "1941" (1979) and even a deftly comic appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). He remained exceptionally active into the 1980s and 1990s in American and international productions and television, and enjoyed a spectacular third act with significant parts in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" (1998), Episodes II and III of the "Star Wars" saga, and Peter Jackson's epic "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03). An icon to several generations of fans and filmmakers, Lee's acting career continued into his ninth decade. His death from heart failure at the age of 93 on June 7, 2015, provoked outpourings of warm remembrances from generations of fans and fellow actors.

      Highest rated movies

      Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
      The Crimson Pirate
      The Devil Rides Out
      The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
      The Hound of the Baskervilles
      Hugo
      The House That Dripped Blood

      Photos

      Christopher Naoki Lee at arrivals for US-Ireland Alliance 12th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards, BAD ROBOT, Santa Monica, CA February 23, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Christopher Lee on set, 1957 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Christopher Lee, 1957 DRACULA A.D. 1972, Marsha A. Hunt, Christopher Lee, 1972 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Christopher Lee, 1957 DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, Christopher Lee, 1968 DRACULA AND SON, Christopher Lee, 1977 THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN, Christopher Lee, 1958 TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, 1970 TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, 1970 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Christopher Lee, 1957 TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, Isla Blair, 1970 TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, 1970 HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Christopher Lee, 1959 DRACULA AND SON, (aka DRACULA PERE ET FILS), Christopher Lee, 1976 AIRPORT '77, Christopher Lee, Lee Grant, 1977. (c) Universal Pictures. THE MUMMY, Christopher Lee, George Pastell, 1959 THE MUMMY, Christopher Lee, 1959 THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH, Christopher Lee, 1959 HORROR OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, Melissa Stribling, 1958

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trail of Dracula Self - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunting of the Snark Narrator (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in Notting Hill Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Face of Unity Unknown (Character) - 2014
      59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman (Character) $255.1M 2014
      58% 51% Extraordinary Tales Narrator: The Fall of the House of Usher (Voice) - 2013
      43% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartolomeu (Character) - 2013
      75% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Saruman (Character) $258.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 75% Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Narrator - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Nagasaki Old Officer Pinkerton (Character) - 2013
      64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman (Character) $303.0M 2012
      35% 46% Dark Shadows Clarney (Character) $79.7M 2012
      93% 78% Hugo Monsieur Labisse (Character) $73.8M 2011
      31% 27% The Resident August (Character) - 2011
      11% 30% Season of the Witch Cardinal D'Ambroise (Character) $24.8M 2011
      20% 10% The Wicker Tree Old Man (Character) - 2010
      32% 35% Burke & Hare Old Joseph (Character) $947 2010
      No Score Yet 23% The Heavy Mr. Mason (Character) - 2010
      51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Jabberwocky (Voice) $334.2M 2010
      44% 43% Glorious 39 Walter (Character) - 2009
      32% 22% Boogie Woogie Alfred Rhinegold (Character) $1.8K 2009
      No Score Yet 53% Triage Joaquín Morales (Character) - 2009
      19% 40% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Count Dooku (Voice) $456.8K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanex Files: Hammer Films Unknown (Character) - 2008
      42% 51% The Golden Compass First High Councillor (Character) $70.1M 2007
      80% 67% Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Narrator - 2007
      No Score Yet 70% Greyfriars Bobby Unknown (Character) - 2005
      84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Pastor Galswells (Voice) $53.4M 2005
      83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka's Father (Character) $206.5M 2005
      79% 66% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus (Character) $380.3M 2005
      No Score Yet 45% The Crimson Rivers II: The Angels of the Apocalypse Heinrich von Garten (Character) - 2004
      94% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman (Character) $377.8M 2003
      95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saruman (Character) $342.6M 2002
      65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Count Dooku (Character) $310.7M 2002
      91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saruman (Character) $315.5M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Do or Die Writer - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rubicon Writer - 2001
      40% 60% Gormenghast Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Men's Business Writer - 1999
      70% 80% Sleepy Hollow Magistrate (Character) $101.1M 1999
      No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Adventures in the Secret Service Count Ottokar Graf Czernin (Character) - 1999
      17% 17% Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Character) - 1998
      21% 38% The Stupids Evil Sender (Character) $2.4M 1996
      No Score Yet 67% Discworld: Soul Music Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alisea and the Dream Prince Azaret (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 65% A Feast at Midnight V. E. "Raptor" Longfellow (Character) - 1995
      0% 22% Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Commandant Rakov (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 52% Funny Man Callum Chance (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 92% Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 34% Death Train General Konstantin Benin (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Vision Mr. Bernard (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shogun Mayeda King Philip (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 0% Honeymoon Academy Lazos (Character) $45.3K 1990
      No Score Yet 25% Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Doctor Pearson (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 76% Treasure Island Blind Pew (Character) - 1990
      71% 59% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter (Character) $40.5M 1990
      No Score Yet 38% The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Care of Time Karlis Zander (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Terrible Years Sanson (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution Sanson (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Eagles Unknown (Character) - 1989
      60% 34% The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 88% The French Revolution: The Light Years Sanson (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Story Willard Hope (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Mission Luis Morel Stuart (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 55% Mio in the Land of Faraway Kato (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 13% Jocks President White (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Peter Storm (Character) - 1986
      31% 14% Howling II ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf Stefan Crosscoe (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 0% The Rosebud Beach Hotel Mr. Clifford King (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 42% House of the Long Shadows Corrigan (Character) - 1983
      60% 38% The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight (Character) - 1983
      77% 86% The Last Unicorn King Haggard (Voice) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Prince Philip (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 40% The Salamander Prince Baldasar (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 39% An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 9% Safari 3000 Count Borgia (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Spy Marcus Valorium (Character) - 1980
      60% 77% Serial Luckman Skull (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 83% Desperate Moves Dr. Carl Boxer (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 74% Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer (Voice) - 1979
      No Score Yet 41% The Passage The Gypsy (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 76% Captain America II Miguel (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 38% Arabian Adventure Caliph Alquazar (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 13% Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine (Character) - 1979
      38% 49% 1941 Captain Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt (Character) - 1979
      38% 59% Circle of Iron Zetan (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 31% Bear Island Lechinski (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 58% Caravans Sardar Khan (Character) - 1978
      50% 39% Return From Witch Mountain Victor (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirate Samir Al Fay (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 38% Starship Invasions Captain Rameses (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 14% End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar (Character) - 1977
      40% 32% Airport '77 Martin Wallace (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 43% Meatcleaver Massacre Unknown (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Death Bill (Character) - 1977
      45% 37% To the Devil a Daughter Father Michael (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keeper The Keeper (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 50% Dracula and Son Dracula père/Le prince des Ténèbres/Prince of Darkness (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 9% Killer Force Major Chilton (Character) - 1975
      77% 74% The Four Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Undead Unknown (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Stephen Hayward (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 40% Dark Places Dr. Ian Mandeville (Character) - 1974
      42% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 30% Nothing but the Night Col. Charles Bingham (Character) - 1973
      91% 82% The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle (Character) $61.8K 1973
      83% 52% The Creeping Flesh James Hildern (Character) - 1973
      33% 30% The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1973
      88% 77% The Three Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Devil Lucifer (Character) - 1972
      27% 40% Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula (Character) - 1972
      91% 45% Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 (Character) - 1972
      80% 52% Horror Express Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Umbracle The Man (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 54% Hannie Caulder Bailey (Character) - 1971
      92% 56% The House That Dripped Blood John Reid (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 52% Eugenie Dolmance (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 56% Cuadecuc, Vampir Himself/Count Dracula (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 44% Count Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
      50% 43% Scars of Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
      54% 54% Taste the Blood of Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
      63% 28% Scream and Scream Again Fremont (Character) - 1970
      40% 36% Julius Caesar Artemidorus (Character) - 1970
      89% 73% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 21% Night of the Blood Monster Lord George Jeffries (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 9% The Castle of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1969
      40% 36% The Oblong Box Dr. Newhartt (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 30% Curse of the Crimson Cult J. D. Morley (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 17% The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 3% The Blood of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1968
      80% 61% Dracula Has Risen From the Grave Dracula (Character) - 1968
      96% 75% The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Colonel Stuart (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 20% Five Golden Dragons Dragon 4 (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 35% The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Count Frederic Regula/Graf von Andomai (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 34% Island of the Burning Doomed Godfrey Hanson (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 24% Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 27% The Brides of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 34% Circus of Fear Gregor (Character) - 1966
      81% 66% Dracula, Prince of Darkness Count Dracula (Character) - 1966
      50% 41% Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin (Character) - 1966
      100% 62% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh (Character) - 1965
      80% 29% The Face of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 27% She Billali (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 52% The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 43% The Virgin of Nuremberg (La vergine di Norimberga) Unknown (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 38% Terror in the Crypt Count Ludwig Karnstein (Character) - 1964
      67% 48% The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 18% Castle of the Living Dead Count Drago (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 48% The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles (Character) - 1964
      71% 68% What! Kurt Menliff (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horror Castle Erich (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Katarsis Mephistoles (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 33% Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Red Orchid Captain Allerman (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 20% The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Daffodil Ling Chu (Character) - 1962
      83% 49% House of Fright Paul Allen (Character) - 1961
      57% 53% Hercules in the Haunted World King Lico (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 19% Terror of the Tongs Chung King (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missile From Hell Brunner (Character) - 1960
      75% 67% Horror Hotel Prof. Alan Driscoll (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 44% Wild for Kicks Kenny King (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 44% Too Hot to Handle Novak (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 43% The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 34% The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Pierre Gerrard (Character) - 1959
      94% 73% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry (Character) - 1959
      91% 64% The Mummy Kharis (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Icons Of Adventure Unknown (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 43% Uncle Was a Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 50% Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe (Character) - 1958
      91% 81% Horror of Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1958
      74% 67% Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 49% A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missiles From Hell Labour Camp Capt., Men's Section (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 62% She Played With Fire Charles Highbury (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accursed Doctor Neumann (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi (Character) - 1957
      82% 77% The Curse of Frankenstein Creature (Character) - 1957
      82% 70% Pursuit of the Graf Spee Manolo (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Port Afrique Franz Vermes (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 14% Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias John Preston John Preston (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Lady Captain (Character) - 1955
      73% 90% Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat (Character) - 1952
      100% 84% The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache) (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bombay Waterfront Sir Felix Raybourne (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Secret Russian Agent (Character) - 1952
      83% 33% Corridor of Mirrors Charles (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 71% Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Song for Tomorrow Auguste (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night With You Pirelli's Assistant (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special, Special Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Ghost Story for Christmas Host,
      Narrator
      2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivanhoe Unknown (Character) 1997 1999
      78% 87% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Pavilions Unknown (Character) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Matador (Character) 1953-1956