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Christopher Lee


Born - 27 May 1922, Belgravia, London, England
Died - 7 June 2015

Tall, dark, saturnine actor with deep, resonant voice and erect bearing. After beginnings as smooth, upper-class crooks, he became an iconic star of horror and later fantasy films with his portrayals of the Frankenstein monster and Dracula, his perfect role. Following war service with the RAF, he was soon in films. And a debut in Corridor of Mirrors (1947) was followed by well over 200 more, of which we can only list the more notable: Scott of the Antarctic (1948), Captain Horatio Hornblower RN (1950), The Crimson Pirate (1952), Storm Over the Nile (1955), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula (1958, and many further appearances as the vampire count), The Mummy (1959), Taste of Fear (1961), The Devil-Ship Pirates (1963), Rasputin the Mad Monk (1964), The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The Devil Rides Out (1967), Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968), The Oblong Box (1969), The Creeping Flesh (1971), The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds (1973), The Wicker Man (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), To the Devil a Daughter (1976), Arabian Adventure (1979), House of the Long Shadows (1982), Howling II...Your Sister is a Werewolf (1984), The Return of the Musketeers (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), A Feast at Midnight (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, first of several appearances as Saruman the White), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), The Golden Compass (2007), Boogie Woogie (2009), Hugo (2011), Night Train to Lisbon (2013) and Angels in Notting Hill (2015), his last. Knighted in 2009, the title of his autobiography was Tall, Dark and Gruesome. The actress Harriet Walter is his niece.