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Christopher Lee

British actor and singer

Christopher Lee is ...

Dead

Born 27 May 1922
Died 7 June 2015
Age 93 years, 1 months

About Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English character actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 & 2005). Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011, and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013. Lee considered his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998), and his best film to be the British horror film The Wicker Man (1973). He frequently appeared opposite Peter Cushing in Hammer Horror films, and late in his career had roles in six Tim Burton films. Always noted as an actor for his deep, strong voice, Lee was also known for his singing ability, recording various opera and musical pieces between 1986 and 1998, and the symphonic metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010, after having worked with several metal bands since 2005. The heavy metal follow-up Charlemagne: The Omens of Death was released on 27 May 2013, Lee's 91st birthday. He was honoured with the "Spirit of Metal" award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony. Lee died from complications of respiratory problems and heart failure on the morning of 7 June 2015, at the age of 93.

About Death

Lee died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on 7 June 2015 at 8:30 am after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure, shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday. His wife delayed the public announcement until 11 June, in order to break the news to their family.

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2010 film by Tim Burton, produced by Walt Disney Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

2010 film by Tim Burton, produced by Walt Disney

2003 film directed by Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 film directed by Peter Jackson

2005 science fiction film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

2005 science fiction film

2001 film directed by Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001 film directed by Peter Jackson

2007 fantasy film by Chris Weitz The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

2007 fantasy film by Chris Weitz

2014 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

2014 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson

2005 film by Tim Burton Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2005 film by Tim Burton

2012 film directed by Peter Jackson The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2012 film directed by Peter Jackson

1999 film by Tim Burton Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

1999 film by Tim Burton

2011 historical drama film Hugo

Hugo

2011 historical drama film

2002 science fiction film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

2002 science fiction film

2012 film by Tim Burton Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

2012 film by Tim Burton

2002 film directed by Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 film directed by Peter Jackson

1974 film by Guy Hamilton The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

1974 film by Guy Hamilton

1973 film by Robin Hardy The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

1973 film by Robin Hardy

1990 horror comedy film Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

1990 horror comedy film

2008 film by Dave Filoni Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

2008 film by Dave Filoni

1979 period comedy film 1941

1941

1979 period comedy film

2011 film by Brett Ratner, Dominic Sena Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch

2011 film by Brett Ratner, Dominic Sena

1987 fantasy-adventure film Mio in the Land of Faraway

Mio in the Land of Faraway

1987 fantasy-adventure film

1958 British horror film by Terence Fisher Dracula

Dracula

1958 British horror film by Terence Fisher

1956 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell The Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate

1956 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

1965 film by George Stevens, David Lean The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told

1965 film by George Stevens, David Lean

2010 British black comedy film Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare

2010 British black comedy film

1952 British drama film by John Huston Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

1952 British drama film by John Huston

2011 film by Robin Hardy The Wicker Tree

The Wicker Tree

2011 film by Robin Hardy

German horror movie The Blood Demon

The Blood Demon

German horror movie

1972 film by Alan Gibson Dracula A.D. 1972

Dracula A.D. 1972

1972 film by Alan Gibson

1957 film by Terence Fisher The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein

1957 film by Terence Fisher

1955 film by José Ferrer The Cockleshell Heroes

The Cockleshell Heroes

1955 film by José Ferrer

1951 film by Raoul Walsh Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.

1951 film by Raoul Walsh

1960 film by Edmond T. Gréville Beat Girl

Beat Girl

1960 film by Edmond T. Gréville

1985 horror film directed by Philippe Mora, as a sequel to the 1981 film The Howling Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf

Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf

1985 horror film directed by Philippe Mora, as a sequel to the 1981 film The Howling

1972 Spanish/British horror film Horror Express

Horror Express

1972 Spanish/British horror film

1948 film by Charles Frend Scott of the Antarctic

Scott of the Antarctic

1948 film by Charles Frend

1959 film by Terence Fisher The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

1959 film by Terence Fisher

1977 disaster film Airport '77

Airport '77

1977 disaster film

1969 film by Joseph McGrath The Magic Christian

The Magic Christian

1969 film by Joseph McGrath

1970 film by Peter Sasdy Taste the Blood of Dracula

Taste the Blood of Dracula

1970 film by Peter Sasdy

1989 film by Richard Lester The Return of the Musketeers

The Return of the Musketeers

1989 film by Richard Lester

1970 film by Jesús Franco Count Dracula

Count Dracula

1970 film by Jesús Franco

1966 British horror film Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

1966 British horror film

1973 film by Richard Lester The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

1973 film by Richard Lester

2013 film by Bille August Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon

2013 film by Bille August

1973 film by Alan Gibson The Satanic Rites of Dracula

The Satanic Rites of Dracula

1973 film by Alan Gibson

1970 film by Billy Wilder The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

1970 film by Billy Wilder

1959 film by Terence Fisher The Mummy

The Mummy

1959 film by Terence Fisher

1974 film by Richard Lester The Four Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

1974 film by Richard Lester

1952 film by Robert Siodmak The Crimson Pirate

The Crimson Pirate

1952 film by Robert Siodmak

1998 film by Jamil Dehlavi Jinnah

Jinnah

1998 film by Jamil Dehlavi

1963 film by Mario Bava The Whip and the Body

The Whip and the Body

1963 film by Mario Bava

1970 film by Roy Ward Baker Scars of Dracula

Scars of Dracula

1970 film by Roy Ward Baker

1978 film by John Hough Return from Witch Mountain

Return from Witch Mountain

1978 film by John Hough

2009 British war film directed by Stephen Poliakoff Glorious 39

Glorious 39

2009 British war film directed by Stephen Poliakoff

1970 film by Stuart Burge Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

1970 film by Stuart Burge

1968 film by Freddie Francis Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

1968 film by Freddie Francis

Nutcracker Fantasy

1989 film directed by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron La Révolution française

La Révolution française

1989 film directed by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron

1955 film by Henry Levin The Dark Avenger

The Dark Avenger

1955 film by Henry Levin

1965 film by George Pollock Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians

1965 film by George Pollock

1996 film by John Landis The Stupids

The Stupids

1996 film by John Landis

1968 British horror film The Devil Rides Out

The Devil Rides Out

1968 British horror film

1969 film by Gordon Hessler The Oblong Box

The Oblong Box

1969 film by Gordon Hessler

1977 film by Edward Hunt Starship Invasions

Starship Invasions

1977 film by Edward Hunt

1965 film by Freddie Francis Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

1965 film by Freddie Francis

1962 film by Terence Fisher Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace

1962 film by Terence Fisher

1998 British-American horror film Tale of the Mummy

Tale of the Mummy

1998 British-American horror film

1965 film by Robert Day She

She

1965 film by Robert Day

1971 film by Burt Kennedy Hannie Caulder

Hannie Caulder

1971 film by Burt Kennedy

1957 film by Nicholas Ray Bitter Victory

Bitter Victory

1957 film by Nicholas Ray

1970 film by Peter Duffell The House That Dripped Blood

The House That Dripped Blood

1970 film by Peter Duffell

1949 film by Brian Desmond Hurst Trottie True

Trottie True

1949 film by Brian Desmond Hurst

2009 film Boogie Woogie

Boogie Woogie

2009 film

1994 film by Alan Metter Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

1994 film by Alan Metter

1969 film by Gordon Hessler Scream and Scream Again

Scream and Scream Again

1969 film by Gordon Hessler

1960 film by John Llewellyn Moxey The City of the Dead

The City of the Dead

1960 film by John Llewellyn Moxey

1953 film by Gordon Parry Innocents in Paris

Innocents in Paris

1953 film by Gordon Parry

1964 film by Lorenzo Sabbatini, Luciano Ricci Castle of the Living Dead

Castle of the Living Dead

1964 film by Lorenzo Sabbatini, Luciano Ricci

1957 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Ill Met by Moonlight

Ill Met by Moonlight

1957 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

2011 film by Antti Jokinen The Resident

The Resident

2011 film by Antti Jokinen

1965 film by Don Sharp The Face of Fu Manchu

The Face of Fu Manchu

1965 film by Don Sharp

1961 film by Mario Bava Hercules in the Haunted World

Hercules in the Haunted World

1961 film by Mario Bava

1955 film by Zoltan Korda, Terence Young Storm Over the Nile

Storm Over the Nile

1955 film by Zoltan Korda, Terence Young

1978 film by Richard Moore Circle of Iron

Circle of Iron

1978 film by Richard Moore

1966 film by Don Sharp Rasputin, the Mad Monk

Rasputin, the Mad Monk

1966 film by Don Sharp

1958 film by Ralph Thomas A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

1958 film by Ralph Thomas

1983 film by Pete Walker House of the Long Shadows

House of the Long Shadows

1983 film by Pete Walker

1973 film by Freddie Francis The Creeping Flesh

The Creeping Flesh

1973 film by Freddie Francis

2009 film by Danis Tanović Triage

Triage

2009 film by Danis Tanović

1967 film by Terence Fisher Night of the Big Heat

Night of the Big Heat

1967 film by Terence Fisher

1990 tvfilm directed by Fraser Clarke Heston Treasure Island

Treasure Island

1990 tvfilm directed by Fraser Clarke Heston

1960 horror film The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll

1960 horror film

1976 film by Édouard Molinaro Dracula and Son

Dracula and Son

1976 film by Édouard Molinaro

1976 film by Peter Sykes To the Devil a Daughter

To the Devil a Daughter

1976 film by Peter Sykes

1983 film by Philippe Mora The Return of Captain Invincible

The Return of Captain Invincible

1983 film by Philippe Mora

1967 film by Jeremy Summers Five Golden Dragons

Five Golden Dragons

1967 film by Jeremy Summers