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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born May 27, 1922, died June 7, 2015) was an English actor and musician. Lee 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 Star Wars episodes II and III (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice. Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Dr. Wonka - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2001: Saruman - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: Saruman - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
1974: Francisco Scaramanga - The Man with the Golden Gun
1990: Doctor Catheter - Gremlins 2: The New Batch
2002: Count Dooku - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2005: Count Dooku - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
1982: King Haggard (voice) - The Last Unicorn
2007: First High Councilor - The Golden Compass
1999: Burgomaster - Sleepy Hollow
1995: Pharao Ramses - Moses
1973: Rochefort - The Three Musketeers
1961: Paul Allen - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
1977: Father Pergado / Zindar - End of the World
1957: The Creature - The Curse of Frankenstein
1996: Himself / Host / Narrator - 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family
1996: Himself - 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein
1965: Dr. Fu Man Chu - The Face of Fu Manchu
1969: Dr. Fu Man Chu - The Blood of Fu Manchu
1972: Dr. Fu Man Chu - The Castle of Fu Manchu
1962: Capt. Allerman - Edgar Wallace: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee
2005: Pastor Galswells (voice) - Corpse Bride
1989: Sanson - La révolution française
1958: Marquis St. Evremonde - A Tale of Two Cities
1993: General Konstanin Benin - Death Train
1970: Mycroft Holmes - The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
1973: Dracula - Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht
1996: Himself / Host / Narrator - 100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company
1963: Resurrection Joe - Corridors of Blood
1955: John Preston - Alias John Preston
1966: Fu Manchu - The Brides of Fu Manchu
1979: Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt - 1941
2011: Cardinal D'Ambroise - Season of the Witch
1952: Joseph (attache) - The Crimson Pirate
1972: Bailey - Hannie Caulder
1977: Martin Wallace - Airport '77
1979: Zetan - Circle of Iron
1976: Le prince des Ténèbres - Dracula père et fils
1959: Sir Henry - The Hound of the Baskervilles
1958: Count Dracula - Dracula
2010: The Jabberwocky (voice) - Alice in Wonderland
2008: Count Dooku (voice) - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
1975: Rochefort - The Four Musketeers
1973: Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton - Pánico en el Transiberiano
1972: Count Dracula - Dracula A.D. 1972
2010: Joaquín Morales - Triage
1969: Count Frederic Regula / Graf von Andomai - Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel
1990: Blind Pew - Treasure Island
1965: Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand") - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
1948: Charles - Corridor of Mirrors
1965: Kurt Menliff - La frusta e il corpo
1970: Dracula - Scars of Dracula
1964: King Lico (Licos) - Ercole al centro della terra
1970: J.D. Morley - Curse of the Crimson Altar
1976: Father Michael - To the Devil a Daughter
1994: Narrator / Himself - Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror
2010: Mr. Mason - The Heavy
1990: Uncle Rudolf - The Rainbow Thief
1964: Count Drago - Il castello dei morti vivi
1965: Prof. Karl Meister - The Gorgon
1966: Grigori Rasputin - Rasputin: The Mad Monk
1978: Count Dracula - The Satanic Rites of Dracula
1961: Chung King - The Terror of the Tongs
1959: Dr. Pierre Gerard - The Man Who Could Cheat Death
1980: Luckman/Skull - Serial
1964: Captain Robeles - The Devil-Ship Pirates
1988: Luis Morel - Dark Mission: Flowers of Evil
1996: Host / Narrator - 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome
1996: Himself / Host / Narrator - 100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens
2009: Older Walter Page - Glorious 39
1978: Sardar Khan - Caravans
1998: Mohammed Ali Jinnah - Jinnah
1989: Rochefort - The Return of the Musketeers
2006: Himself - Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills
1975: Col. Charles Bingham - Nothing But the Night
1989: Walter Strauss - La chute des aigles
1970: Dracula - Taste the Blood of Dracula
1969: Dracula - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
1986: Stefan Crosscoe - Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch
1987: Kato - Mio min Mio
1973: James Hildern - The Creeping Flesh
1977: Captain Rameses - Starship Invasions
1981: Morgan Canfield - An Eye for an Eye
1970: Lord George Jeffreys - Il trono di fuoco
1971: Artemidorus - Julius Caesar
1970: Fremont - Scream and Scream Again
1966: Gregor - Circus of Fear
1965: Sir Matthew Phillips - The Skull
2009: Alfred Rhinegold - Boogie Woogie
1978: Victor Gannon - Return from Witch Mountain
1962: Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes
1961: Kenny King - Beat Girl
2004: Emerich - Les Rivières pourpres 2 : Les Anges de l'apocalypse
1948: Jonathan Blair - Penny and the Pownall Case
2012: Clarney - Dark Shadows
2011: Monsieur Labisse - Hugo
1996: Evil Sender - The Stupids
1975: Lord Summerisle - The Wicker Man
1980: Lechinski - Bear Island
1961: Doctor Pierre Gerrard - Taste of Fear
1956: Submarine Commander Alan Grieves - The Cockleshell Heroes
1984: Corrigan - House of the Long Shadows
1966: Count Dracula - Dracula: Prince of Darkness
1971: John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet") - The House That Dripped Blood
1965: Billali - She
1961: Prof. Alan Driscoll - The City of the Dead
1968: Duc de Richleau - The Devil Rides Out
1999: Sir Richard Turkel - Tale of the Mummy
1986: President White - Jocks
2012: Saruman - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
1997: Death (voice) - Soul Music
1968: Dr. Fu Manchu - The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
1958: Sgt. Barney - Bitter Victory
1959: Kharis, the Mummy - The Mummy
2011: Old Joseph - Burke & Hare
1960: Nero the magician - The Hands of Orlac
2011: August - The Resident
1979: Gypsy - The Passage
2008: Narrator - 100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean
1983: Mr. Midnight - The Return of Captain Invincible
1971: Dr. Charles Marlowe - I, Monster
1979: Caliph Alquazar - Arabian Adventure
1976: Major Chilton - Killer Force
2005: The Lord Provost - The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
1971: Godfrey Hanson - Night of the Big Heat
1969: Dr. J. Neuhartt - The Oblong Box
1963: Erich - La vergine di Norimberga
1982: Count Borgia - Safari 3000
1994: V. E. 'Raptor' Longfellow - A Feast At Midnight
1955: French Patrol Captain at Tavern (uncredited) - The Dark Avenger
1967: Dragon #4 - Five Golden Dragons
1979: Adam Caine - Jaguar Lives!
1991: Doctor Pearson - Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
1962: Captain LaRoche - The Pirates of Blood River
1992: Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls
1970: Dolmance - Eugenie
2012: Old Man - The Wicker Tree
1997: Lucas de Beaumanoir - Ivanhoe
1994: Callum Chance - Funny Man
1974: Dr. Ian Mandeville - Dark Places
2014: Saruman - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
1975: Himself / Vlad Tepes / Count Dracula - Vem var Dracula?
1992: Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady
1967: Philippe Darvas - Theatre of Death
1980: Marcus Valorium - Once Upon a Spy
1968: Colonel Stuart - The Face of Eve
1972: Himself / Count Dracula - Cuadecuc, vampir
1987: Peter Storm - The Girl
1981: Host - Evil Stalks This House
1984: Mr. Clifford King - The Rosebud Beach Hotel
1952: Det. Holt - Valley of the Eagles
1996: Azaret - Sorellina e il principe del sogno
1957: Charles Highbury - Fortune Is a Woman
1953: Lieutenant Whitlock - Innocents in Paris
1977: On-Screen Narrator - Meatcleaver Massacre
2012: Himself - Everything or Nothing
1964: Baron Roderico da Frankurten - Tempi duri per i vampiri
2013: Father Bartholomeu - Night Train to Lisbon
1972: The Man - Umbracle
1955: Captain - That Lady
1952: Slave Dealer - Babes in Bagdad
1979: Uncle Drosselmeyer - くるみ割り人形
1953: Russian agent - Top Secret
2012: The Narrator - The Fall Of The House Of Usher
1952: Sir Felix Raybourne - Paul Temple Returns
1959: Jaeger - The Treasure of San Teresa
1996: The Many Faces of Christopher Lee
1979: Miguel - Captain America II: Death Too Soon
1950: Newsman - Prelude to Fame
1976: Dr. Stephen Hayward - Diagnosis: Murder
2007: Himself - Ein Leben wie im Flug
2013: Old Officer Pinkerton - The Girl from Nagasaki
1948: Auguste - A Song for Tomorrow
2013: Narrator - Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics
1976: The Keeper
1995: Himself - In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross
1961: Ling Chu - Edgar Wallace - Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen
1994: Commandant Rakov - Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
1996: Death - Welcome to the Discworld
1981: Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence - The Salamander
1956: Franz Vermes - Port Afrique
1990: Karlis Zander - The Care of Time
1952: Georges Seurat - Moulin Rouge
1960: Novak - Too Hot to Handle
1962: Baron Ferdi von Staub - The Devil's Agent
1989: Willard Hope - Murder Story
1990: Lazos - Honeymoon Academy
1964: Count Ludwig Karnstein - La cripta e l'incubo
1951: Spanish Captain - Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
1976: Bill - Albino
1981: Dr. Carl Boxer - Desperate Moves
1956: Major Schultz - Private's Progress
1992: Mr. Bernard - Mary Higgins Clark : Double Vision
1955: Harry Cooper - Cross-Roads
1963: Mephistoles - Sfida al diavolo
2003: Saruman (extended edition) - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2015: The Boss / Mr. President (voice) - Angels in Notting Hill
1973: Stratton-Villiers, MI5 - Death Line
2015: Narrator (voice) (segment 'The Fall of the House of Usher') - Extraordinary Tales
1948: Spear Carrier (uncredited) - Hamlet
2010: Himself - Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens
1957: Gil Rossi - Beyond Mombasa
2014: Himself - Face of Unity
1978: Samir Al Fay - The Pirate
1986: King James of Aragon - The Disputation
2012: Narrator - Enzo Ferrari 1898 - 1988
1985: Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich - Mask of Murder
2007: Himself - Hollywood Chinese
1950: Chris Lewis - They Were Not Divided
1948: Pirelli's Assistant - One Night with You
1949: Bernard Day - Scott of the Antarctic
1949: Hon. Bongo Icklesham - Trottie True
1956: Karaga Pasha - Storm Over the Nile
1956: Nectenabus (voice) - Alexander the Great
1957: Manolo - The Battle of the River Plate
1957: Francois Thiers - The Truth About Women
1957: Voice (voice) - Manuela
1958: Doctor Neumann - The Traitor
1958: German officer at dentists - Ill Met by Moonlight
1966: Mr. U. N. Owen (voice) - Ten Little Indians
1970: Ship's Vampire - The Magic Christian
1973: Lucifer - Poor Devil
1970: Dracula - One More Time
1990: Cardinale Spinosi - L'avaro
1958: Brunner - Battle of the V-1
1977: Narrator - The Occult: Mysteries Of The Supernatural
1955: A Stage Manager / Flask - Moby Dick Rehearsed
1991: Himself / Narrator - Fear in the Dark
1996: Host / Narrator - 100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons
2004: Count Dooku - The Story of Star Wars
1991: King Philip - Journey of Honor
2001: Himself - Quest for the Ring
2001: Himself - A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings'
2007: Narrator - Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn
2017: Himself (archive footage) - Terreur et glamour - Montée et déclin du studio Hammer
2017: Himself - Dracula Barcelona
2013: Himself - The Trail of Dracula
1982: Victor Leopold - Massarati and the Brain
1984: King Vladimir V - The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers
1955: Johnny, a constable - Police Dog
2002: Himself/Count Dooku - From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II'
1985: Himself - Presenter - The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
1999: Count Ottokar Graf Czernin - The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
1985: Dracula (archive footage) - Fright Night
2015: Fifty Shades of Erotica
1988: Olympus Force: The Key
2001: Burnt Offering: The Cult of The Wicker Man
1997: Tiresias - The Odyssey
1996: Narrator - A Century of Science Fiction
2008: Tod (Sprechrolle) - The Colour of Magic
2001: Himself - National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Rings
2008: The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Original Poem
1981: John McKenzie - Goliath Awaits
2012: Francisco Scaramanga (archive footage) - Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars

TV CREDITS:
1994: Blue Heelers
1976: Charlie's Angels
2000: Flay - Gormenghast
1997: Death - Wyrd Sisters
1976: How the West Was Won
1955: This Is Your Life
1958: Ivanhoe
1986: Lord Bathurst - Shaka Zulu
1959: One Step Beyond
2007: The Alan Titchmarsh Show
1958: The Adventures of William Tell
2008: Rhythm of Life
1956: Colonel March of Scotland Yard
1973: Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
1989: Stuart - Around the World in 80 Days
1975: Himself - Host - Saturday Night Live
2008: Tod (Sprechrolle) - The Colour of Magic
1975: Zandor - Space: 1999
1959: Stars in der Manege
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
1981: John McKenzie - Goliath Awaits
1982: King Vladimir V - Faerie Tale Theatre
1997: Lucas de Beaumanoir - Ivanhoe
1984: Rao-Sahib - The Far Pavilions
2000: Rameses I - In the Beginning
1997: Tiresias - The Odyssey
2005: Kardinal Stefan Wyszyński - Pope John Paul II
1973: The Three Musketeers
1997: Beaumanoir - Ivanhoe
2004: himself - Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel
1977: himself - Auf los geht's los