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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee is an English actor. He initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in the Star Wars series, as well as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948.

Lee was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009.

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FilmographySleepy Hollow (film), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 movie), The Crimson Pirate, Innocent Blood, A Private's Progress, Scream of Fear, Bitter Victory, The Mummy (1959 movie), Airport '77, Hannie Caulder, Moulin Rouge!, Dracula A.D. 1972, Jinnah, The Magic Christian, The Man With the Golden Gun (film), The Curse of Frankenstein, Scott of the Antarctic, The Golden Compass, The Creeping Flesh, Raw Meat, Horror Hotel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Wicker Man, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Pursuit of the Graf Spee, The Longest Day, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Horror of Dracula, The Stupids, Return from Witch Mountain, Captain Horatio Hornblower, The Gorgon, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Crimson Rivers II: The Angels of the Apocalypse, Greyfriars Bobby, The Oblong Box, 1941, Howling II, The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride), The Devil Rides Out, To the Devil a Daughter, The Blood of Fu Manchu, Scars of Dracula, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, The Castle of Fu Manchu, Scream and Scream Again, The Vengeance of Fu Manchu, The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Face of Fu Manchu, The House That Dripped Blood, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Count Dracula (film), Season of the Witch, Hugo
TV AppearancesSaturday Night Live, The Avengers (TV show), Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Charlie's Angels (TV show), Space: 1999
Birth Date:  May 27, 1922
Birth Place:  Belgravia, London, England
Gender:  Male
Height:  6' 5"
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review by . May 25, 2009
Christopher Lee is one of my favorite actors and the best actor to ever play the role of the evil Count Dracula. Mr. Lee first wore the cape in the Hammer Films remake of Dracula a.ka. Horror of Dracula. He would return to the role several more times in Hammer sequels Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula, Dracula 1972, and The Satanic Rites of Dracula. His nemesis in most of those films was Peter Cushing. Cushing was another Hammer Films player who would appear …
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