CHRISTOPHER LEE: The Regal Master of Horror – May 27 1922 to June 7th 2015


Regal Master of Horror - Christopher Lee
Regal Master of Horror – Christopher Lee

CHRISTOPHER LEE

Christopher Lee "Dracula" "The Wicker Man" "Scream, Scream and Scream Again"
Christopher Lee
“Dracula”
“The Wicker Man”
“Scream, Scream and Scream Again”
Sir Christopher Lee is a man of many distinctions. He was knighted by the British Monarchy in 2009 for his innumerable contributions to charity and the arts. Christopher Lee has appeared in over 200 films in his 60+ year acting career, and has had countless books written about him and his vast works. He has starred in three of the most commercially successful film franchises of all time — as the ruthless Francisco Scaramanga in the ninth James Bond instalment The Man With the Golden Gun (1973); the dark sorcerer Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy; and as the treacherous Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

He was also the face of Dracula for an entire generation of movie goers as he revisited the role an unprecedented 9 times for Hammer Studios from 1958 to 1975. Christopher Lee also shared the screen several times with other veteran horror film actors like Peter Cushing (22 shared films together) and Vincent Price (4 movies as co-stars). He considers The Wicker Man (1973) as one of his favourite film roles. Given his knighthood, Christopher Lee could very well be the only Regal Master of Horror!

Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

 
 

THE MUMMY (1959)
THE MUMMY (1959)

 
 

THE FACE OF FU MANCHU (1965)
THE FACE OF FU MANCHU (1965)

 
 

RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK (1966)
RASPUTIN THE MAD MONK (1966)

 
 

I, MONSTER (1971)
I, MONSTER (1971)

 
 

THE WICKER MAN (1973)
THE WICKER MAN (1973)

 
 

HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)
HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS (1983)

 
Suffering from heart and respiratory problems, Christopher Lee passed away in his 93rd year at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on June 7th 2015.

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