The Best Christopher Lee Movies and Biography

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15.The Curse of Frankenstein

Dir. by Terence Fisher (1957), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & Hazel Court

 

14.Return from Witch Mountain

Dir. by John Hough (1978), starring Christopher Lee, Bette Davis & Kim Richards

 

13.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Dir. by Peter Jackson (2001), starring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen & Liv Tyler..

 

12.The Last Unicorn

Dir. by Arthur Rankin and Jr. (1982), starring Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee & Angela Lansbury..

11.The Mummy

Dir. by Terence Fisher (1959), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & Felix Aylmer..

10.The Creeping Flesh

Dir. by Freddie Francis (1973), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & Duncan Lamont

 

9.Airport ’77

Dir. by Jerry Jameson (1977), starring Christopher Lee, James Stewart & Olivia de Havilland..

8.Dark Shadows

Dir. by Tim Burton (2012), starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer & Chloë Grace Moretz

 

7.The Four Musketeers

Dir. by Richard Lester (1974), starring Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee & Faye Dunaway

 

6.Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Dir. by Terence Fisher (1966), starring Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley & Andrew Keir..

 

5.Season of the Witch

Dir. by Brett Ratner and Dominic Sena (2011), starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee & Ron Perlma..

4.Dracula

Dir. by Terence Fisher (1958), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing & Michael Gough

 

 

3.Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Dir. by Freddie Francis (1965), starring Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland & Peter Cushing..

2.The House That Dripped Blood

Dir. by Peter Duffell (1971), starring Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley & Peter Cushing

 

1.The Wicker Man

Dir. by Robin Hardy (1973), starring Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland & Edward Woodward

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Christopher Lee, in full Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (born May 27, 1922, Belgravia, London, England—died June 7, 2015, London), English actor known for his film portrayals of villains ranging from Dracula to J.R.R. Tolkien’s wizard Saruman.

Lee was born to an Italian contessa and a British army officer. After a stint at Wellington College (1936–39), he joined the Royal Air Force (1941–46), attaining the rank of flight lieutenant during his World War II service. Lee then pursued an acting career. Though initially dismissed by casting directors because of his imposing 6-foot 5-inch (1.96-metre) stature, he was eventually cast in Corridor of Mirrors (1948).

Numerous supporting roles followed, but it was not until starring as the title character’s monstrous creation in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) that Lee began to garner attention. That role inaugurated an extended relationship with Hammer Films, a production company that—with the help of Lee and his frequent costar Peter Cushing—was credited with revolutionizing horror film making. Though his lanky frame and cadaverous features were found unsuitable for romantic roles, Lee perfectly embodied such iconic horror characters as Count Dracula, whom he first played in Horror of Dracula (1958) and later reprised in a number of sequels. However, Lee’s turn as Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes mystery, indicated a dramatic range extending beyond the mimicry of reanimated corpses.

While cementing his place in the pantheon of cinematic Draculas, Lee became the catalyst of another film franchise with the release of The Face of Fu Manchu (1965). In that film and its sequels, he exuded menace as the devious title character. Lee’s distinctive demeanour continued to secure him roles in such films as The Wicker Man (1973), in which he played a pagan priest; The Three Musketeers (1973) and its 1974 sequel, in which he took the part of Count Rochefort; and the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), in which he starred as Bond’s nemesis Scaramanga. Appearances in a steady series of unremarkable films were punctuated by a well-received turn as Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, in Jinnah (1998).

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