Christopher Lee has defined the macabre for generations of horror film enthusiasts. His long film career began in 1947. In 1957, Lee appeared in his first Hammer Film Production, The Curse of Frankenstein, opposite Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: A New Hope). With the success of Frankenstein, Lee would go on to star in numerous Hammer films throughout the 60s and early 70s, often co-starring with Cushing.
Lee's most legendary role is that of Dracula, which he first portrayed in 1958's The Horror of Dracula. A spectacular hit, this film propelled Lee's career to stardom.
In the 1970s, Lee expanded beyond horror films to such work as The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and The Man With the Golden Gun. In 1972 he founded Charlemagne Productions Limited. Lee's autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome, was published in 1977 and updated in 1997.
His chiseled, handsome features and deep voice give his characters a captivating intelligence and class - whether as a ruthless villain like Dracula or as a noble hero like Sherlock Holmes.
Lee's lengthy filmography includes: The Face of Fu Manchu, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, Dracula: Prince of Darkness; Theatre of Death, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, The Man With the Golden Gun; 1941 and most recently The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His 250 film and television credits have earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats for the international star with the most credits. He has also performed in a multitude of classical theatre productions from Shakespeare to Coward.… Expand
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|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Dec 18, 2002||Saruman The White||9.0|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Dec 19, 2001||Saruman||8.9|
|The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||Dec 14, 2012||Saruman||8.1|
|The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Dec 13, 2013||Saruman||7.8|
|Sleepy Hollow||Nov 19, 1999||Burgomaster||7.7|
|Hugo||Nov 23, 2011||Monsieur Labisse||7.5|
|Corpse Bride||Sep 16, 2005||Pastor Galswells||7.3|
|Frankenweenie||Oct 5, 2012||Movie Dracula||7.3|
|Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith||May 19, 2005||Count Dooku||7.2|
|Night Train to Lisbon||Dec 6, 2013||Father Bartolomeu||7.0|
|Burke and Hare||Sep 9, 2011||Old Joseph||6.8|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Jul 15, 2005||Dr. Wonka||6.5|
|The Golden Compass||Dec 7, 2007||First High Councilor||6.1|
|Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||May 16, 2002||Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus||6.1|
|Boogie Woogie||Apr 23, 2010||Alfred Rhinegold||5.8|
|Dark Shadows||May 11, 2012||Clarney||5.6|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Aug 15, 2008||Count Dooku||5.2|
|Season of the Witch||Jan 7, 2011||Cardinal D'Ambroise||5.1|
|The Hobbit: There and Back Again||Dec 17, 2014||Saruman||tbd|