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Lee in THE FOUR MUSKETEERS.

About Christopher Lee (1922 – 2015)

Christopher Lee was born on May 27, 1922, in Belgravia, London, England. His birth name is Christopher Frank Carandini Lee. Lee died June 7, 2015.

In 2001, Christopher Lee was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his contributions to the film and television industries.

Lee has acted in over 210 films. He is usually cast as a villain; rarely do you see him playing a hero.

Count Dracula was a role the Christopher Lee went on to play in a number of Hammer sequels, until the early 70s.

The blood dripping fangs worn by Christopher Lee in many of his vampire films were created by Irish dental technician, Sean Mulhall.

Christopher Lee has portrayed three different Sherlock Holmes characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes and Henry Baskerville.

Lee has played a staggering number of Victorian characters. He played Count Dracula ten times, Dr. Fu Manchu five times, Sherlock Holmes three times, Mycroft Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville both a single time.

In 1947, Christopher Lee joined the Rank Organization, training as an actor in their Charm School and playing a number of bit parts in such films as CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS (1948).

The role that made Lee a star was portraying the monster in the Hammer film, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN; (1957). The film led to Lee signing on for future roles in Hammer Films Productions.

In the early 2000s, Christopher Lee's career was revitalized by his appearances in two blockbuster films: THE LORD OF THE RINGS, as Saruman the White, and STAR WARS as Count Dooku.

Christopher Lee's notable movie credits include...

ANGELS OF NOTTING HILL (2014)
THE HOBBIT: BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (2014)
NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON (2013)
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)
DARK SHADOWS (2012)
SEASON OF THE WITCH (2011)
THE RESIDENT (2011)
BURKE AND HARE (2010)
THE HEAVY (2010)
GLORIOUS 39 (2009)
TRIAGE (2009)
BOOGIE WOOGIE (2009)
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (2008)
THE GOLDEN COMPASS (2007)
CORPSE BRIDE (2005)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005)
STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002)
STAR WARS: EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)
POLICE ACADEMY: MISSION TO MOSCOW (1994)
THE RETURN OF THE MUSKETEERS (1989)
AN EYE FOR AN EYE (1981)
RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN (1978)
THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974)
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1973)
DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966)
THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (1960)

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Christopher Lee in THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

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Christopher Lee in SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999).

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Lee in THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974).

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Christopher Lee in HORNBLOWER.