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Christopher Lee

Actor Date of birth 27th May 1922
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1948
First feature film Corridor Of Mirrors

Christopher Lee joined the army during the Second World War. After his army service, he trained as an actor at J. Arthur Ranks Charm School. He got his big break in The Curse of Frankenstein. He became well known for his roles as Dracula and in the Hammer horror movies. In 1973 he stared as Lord Summerisle in the cult movie The Wicker Man. He has since starred in a variety of movies from Sleepy Hollow to Boogie Woogie. In 2001, he was awarded a CBE and in 2009 he was knighted.

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Christopher Lee's films

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Packshot for the film Night Train To Lisbon
12 Certificate
107 Mins

A teacher (Jeremy Irons) abandons his job and goes on a journey to find an infamous author. Moderate violence, bloody images, nudity.

Rent for £3.50
Packshot for the film Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
PG Certificate
111 Mins

Directed by Tim Burton. Johnny Depp plays the owner of an amazing chocolate factory. Contains mild language and peril.

Rent for £3.00
Packshot for the film Dark Shadows
12 Certificate
114 Mins

Directed by Tim Burton. An ancient vampire (Johnny Depp) wakes up in the year 1972. With Michelle Pfeiffer. Violence, horror, sex references and soft drug use.

Rent for £1.75
Packshot for the film Season Of The Witch
15 Certificate
92 Mins

A group of warriors must transport a witch to trial. With Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Christopher Lee. Contains fantasy violence and gore.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • In 2010, Christopher Lee recorded a metal album about the Roman Emperor King Charlemagne.
  • He has perfomed more sword fights onscreen than any other actor in the past forty years.
  • In 1995, he was a judge of the Miss World contest.
  • His mother is from a family of Italian aristocrats, the Carandinis.
  • He married Danish model Birgit Kroencke in 1961. They have a child together.