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Date Of BirthMay 27, 1922
DiedJune 7, 2015, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, August 30, 1948, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseBirgit Kroencke
MarkTowering height and slender frame
FactIs possibly the only actor in cinematic history to have achieved a unique trifecta. He has played a Star Wars villain (Count Dooku), a James Bond villain (Francisco Scaramanga), and a classic horror movie monster (Dracula, the Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster).
PaymentsEarned $1,360 from Dracula (1958)

Christopher Lee was born on May 27, 1922, in London, England. His parents were Count Dracula actor Christopher Lee and his wife, model Estelle Carandini Lee. He had one sister, Xandra Lee. He was educated at Eton College and Wellington College. He began his acting career in 1939, appearing in small roles in British films. His first major role was as Frankenstein’s Monster in the 1957 film The Curse of Frankenstein. He went on to play Count Dracula in a series of Hammer Horror films. He also appeared in The Wicker Man (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003). He had a cameo role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005). In 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. He died on June 7, 2015, at the age of 93.

Lee was born in Belgravia, London, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee of the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corps and his wife, Countess Estelle Marie (née Carandini di Sarzano). He had one sister, Xandra Lee. His great-grandfather was an Italian political refugee, whose wife and children moved to England in the 1870s. Lee’s maternal great-grandfather was Humbert Carandini, 2nd Count of Modena and Rezzara. His great-great-grandfather was Prince Aleksander Gedroyc, whose title is disputed between Poland and Lithuania. Lee’s family were Catholic.

Lee’s parents separated when he was four and divorced two years later. His mother remarried and had a daughter from her second marriage, Lee’s half-sister Angela Allen. Lee was brought up by his maternal grandparents, Sir Owen Williams and Lady Williams (née Carandini di Sarzano) in Chelsea, London. He spoke Italian fluently during his childhood. He attended Catholic schools from the age of five: the first was Our Lady of Victories in Kensington, followed by St Peter’s School in Eaton Square, Westminster, and finally Westminster School.

Lee’s interest in acting began at an early age, but it was not until he was sixteen that he seriously considered a career in acting. He left school early to work in an advertising agency, where he worked as a copywriter for two years. He then enrolled at the King’s School of Oratory to train as a preacher, but he abandoned this after three months.

Lee began his acting career in 1939 with small roles in British films such as Tower of London (1939) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). He also had a small role in the American film The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). His first major role was as Frankenstein’s Monster in the 1957 film The Curse of Frankenstein. He went on to play Count Dracula in a series of Hammer Horror films. He also appeared in The Wicker Man (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003). He had a cameo role in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999-2005). In 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama.

Lee died on June 7, 2015, at the age of 93. His funeral took place on June 15 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

General Info

Full NameChristopher Lee
Date Of BirthMay 27, 1922
DiedJune 7, 2015, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, August 30, 1948, New York City, New York, United States
Height1.96 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Author, Military Officer, Singer
EducationWellington College, Berkshire, Humboldt University of Berlin


SpouseBirgit Kroencke
ChildrenChristina Erika Lee
ParentsEstelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, Geoffrey Trollope Lee, Anna Salomon, Albert Salomon
SiblingsXandra Lee


AwardsBAFTA Fellowship, Excellence Award, Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement
NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human Male
MoviesDracula, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Wicker Man, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, The Mummy, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Sleepy Hollow, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, ...
TV ShowsSoul Music, Shaka Zulu, The Odyssey, Wyrd Sisters, Gormenghast, ARD-Mittagsmagazin, Rhythm of Life, The Peak

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#Marks / Signs
1His beard which he grew in his later years
2Towering height and slender frame
3Roles in Hammer Horror films
4Frequently played imposing, menacing villains
5Deeply melodic basso voice


The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)£40,000
Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (1970)$80,000
Dracula (1958)$1,360


1Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.
2People sometimes come up to me, and they say, "I've seen all your films, Mr. Lee," and I say, "Oh no, you haven't.".
3Whenever I take a role, I try to find an element in the character which appeals to me and then go to work. Occasionally, you have doubts about how the finished film will look after it's been edited, but that's a chance you always take. I play every part for what it's worth - for its merits, no matter how big or small. What's that old cliché? "There are no small roles, only small actors." It's true.
4I try to describe acting as a combination of the three D's and the three I's. Discipline, dedication, devotion. Imagination, instinct, intelligence. Even if all my films haven't pleased everybody, I'd like people to realize that I've always given each film my all. I would like to think that I've shown integrity and dedication in every one of my roles. I always do my best and, you know, I really do love what I do.
5Most people find my villains memorable because I try to make them as unconventional as possible. They are not overt monsters. It's easy to play a "heavy" straight down the middle, 100%, but it's boring. I don't think I've ever played a villain who didn't have some unusual, humanizing trait. When I look back at my men with the black hats, they've always had something else going for them, whether it be a sardonic sense of humor or a feeling of desolation. I always try to throw as many curves the audience's way as possible. That's probably why people enjoy my villainy.
6[from a 1983 magazine interview] Quite frankly, I'm grateful to Dracula. If people today remember me in the role and still enjoy it, I'm flattered. If, through some strange twist of fate, I was able to take a character some 25 years ago and create an impact where by I suddenly became known throughout the world, how can I complain?
7If you're playing a heroic character, it's very hard not to make him a total bore. But, with a villainous character, there are many, many levels in which you can present him. He can be amusing. He can be lonely. He can be mad, childish, naive, futuristic. You can't play heroes like that. It's impossible. You just can't imbue them with all those characteristics. But, when you toy with the dark side of the soul, imagination comes into the forefront. You can enjoy it more and, hence, communicate that joy to the audience.
8Such is the power of the screen that people are sometimes apt to confuse the public image with the private individual. When I meet people socially, I'm occasionally greeted with reactions along the lines of "You mean you read books? You enjoy music? You play golf?" It's very strange. People expect me to behave off-screen as I do on. Of course, they don't expect to find me slaughtering people in all directions, but, for instance, their reaction is "I don't believe it! You're an actor! You're not supposed to sing!" And most people expect me to behave in a certain way socially. Children are the shrewdest of my fans. No child has ever drawn back from me in real life. They sense that my roles are fairy tales, morality plays.
9It doesn't bother me to be remembered as Dracula. Why should it? What does bother me is when people say, "Ah yes, there goes Dracula," or "There goes the horror king." It simply isn't true. I'm quite annoyed when people don't acknowledge that I've done anything else.
10One day, I hope somebody will sum up my career thus: "He was different". That would satisfy me.
11Of course, you can be... disappointed at times. I've done movies which are remarkably horrid. I've been wildly miscast in others. I've given some truly lackluster performances in still others. But, it's all part of your training.
12To be a legend, you've either got to be dead or excessively old.
13When the Second World War finished, I was 23 and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime. I'd seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. Seeing horror depicted on film doesn't affect me much.
14"Good" people... being persistently noble can become rather uninteresting. There is a dark side in all of us. And for us "bad" people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.
15I hate being idle. As dear Boris [Boris Karloff] used to say, when I die I want to die with my boots on.
16[from an interview in 2011] Please don't describe me as a "horror legend". I moved on from that.
17[on Johnny Depp's hints at retiring from acting] Johnny is a star - and that's not a term I ever use lightly. There are not a lot of them around today. It makes me sad that such a genuinely talented person is considering giving it all up.
18I think that - apart from the fields of science and medicine - we live in an age of decline. Look at the world. There is decline in morals, ideals, manners, respect, truthfulness: just about everything, in fact.
19I prefer to watch the old movies. The film stars of today, in my opinion, don't compare with their predecessors. The best are very good, but the last giant of cinema, I think, was Bette Davis. One actor I admire, who could become a giant, is Johnny Depp. He has elements that other actors don't possess.
20I would rather have been an opera singer than anything else.
21You can never be a proper actor without good instincts.
22A real actor has to have an awful lot of imagination, and I do have a great deal.
23I will play no more monsters. Dracula is different; he is such an exciting person.
24(2003) I vote Conservative, and I think Michael Howard is the ideal person to lead the party. When the last election was won by Labour, I said to my wife, "The man we need is Michael Howard", and I've said it ever since. He is an honourable man and his power lies in the fact that he is a splendid debater. Ann Widdecombe's comment (that Howard had "something of the night" about him) is meaningless, as far as I'm concerned.
25Anthony Hopkins used to say, "I don't play villains, I play people," and it's a quote I use all the time. There's not much attractive about Hannibal Lecter though, although he's obviously charming and there's a side to him that's like Scaramanga (a Bond villain played by Lee), although far, far worse. He was quite stomach-churning.
26(on Vincent Price and Peter Cushing) They were both grand masters of their art but more importantly as human beings... wonderful people, wonderful actors and I miss them very very much.
27[on Peter Cushing] He really was the most gentle and generous of men. I have often said he died because he was too good for this world.
28[on how he was cast as the monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)] I was asked to play the creature chiefly because of my size and height which had effectively kept me out of many pictures I might have appeared in during the preceding ten years. Most British stars flatly refused to have me anywhere near them in a film, because I was easily the tallest man around.
29I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.
30Acting is like a snowstorm or perhaps a large empty vacuum. I'm not deluded by the fact that I'm getting all these offers for work, I'm very happy about it, but I know also that there is the other side and who knows, next year, they may not offer me anything. You never know.
31I was once asked what I thought was the most disquieting thing you could see on the screen and I said, "An open door".
32(on the technology used to film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)) The advances have been phenomenal. There is a monitor on the camera there that is static, a monitor on the crane, and all these monitors scattered all over the place. What he's seeing is what you will see when you see the movie.
33I've always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I've always said I'm very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well-known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful.
34In my opinion - and I think I know as much if not more about Bond than anyone, particularly about the characters on whom [Ian Fleming] told me Bond was based - Pierce Brosnan was by far the best and closest to the character.
35[Criticizing Hollywood's obsession with youth] The problem today, and I think it's a very dangerous one for the people concerned, is that there are quite large numbers of very young men and women from 18 to 30, and they are playing very large parts in huge films and they simply, through no fault of their own, don't have the background and the experience and the knowledge to pull if off. And it's dangerous for them because if they are in one failure after another, sooner or later people are going to say, "Well, he may have a pretty face but he's not bringing the public in." So many of these good-looking - sometimes even pretty - boys and girls are getting these good roles and it's not fair on them. At some point, it's going to catch up.
36[on the Rhapsody DVD documentary special edition of "The Dark Secret"] One should try anything he can in his career, except folkdance and incest.
37When you're involved in a war it's the old saying "If your name's written on the bullet, there's nothing you can do about it." So you just banished it from your mind. Of course, I was scared on some occasions and anyone who says they aren't scared during an operation probably isn't telling the truth. I know about six people who had no fear. Literally none. Whether that was due to a lack of imagination or because they'd conquered it, I don't know. In fact, one was Iain Duncan Smith's father, who was one of my closest friends. But during a war, people are taught to kill and they have the blessings of the authorities to do so, so if it's your life or somebody else's, you want to be quite sure it's not yours.
38I've seen many men die right in front of me - so many in fact that I've become almost hardened to it. Having seen the worst that human beings can do to each other, the results of torture, mutilation and seeing someone blown to pieces by a bomb, you develop a kind of shell. But you had to. You had to. Otherwise, we would never have won.
39Some of the films I've been in I regret making. I got conned into making these pictures in almost every case by people who lied to me. Some years ago, I got a call from my producers saying that they were sending me a script and that five very distinguished American actors were also going to be in the film. Actors like José Ferrer, Dean Jagger and John Carradine. So I thought, "Well, that's alright by me." But it turned out it was a complete lie. Appropriately, the film was called End of the World (1977).
40[on doing Military Intelligence in World War II] When people say to me, you know, were you in this? Were you in that? Did you work in this? Did you work in that? I always used to say "Can you keep a secret?". And they would say "Yes, yes" and I would say "So can I".
41(on his friendship with Peter Cushing) I don't want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again.
42In Britain, any degree of success is met with envy and resentment.
43There are many vampires in the world today - you only have to think of the film business.
44Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff didn't like the word "horror". They, like I, went for the French description: "the theatre of the fantastique".
45I stopped appearing as Dracula in 1972 because in my opinion the presentation of the character had deteriorated to such an extent, particularly bringing him into the contemporary day and age, that it really no longer had any meaning.


1The villain Tormack from the animated series Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985) was apparently based on him, right down to his voice actor, Brock Peters of To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) fame, utilizing a British accent in order to sound like Lee.
2He was considered for Tom Baker's role in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973).
3He turned down Leslie Nielsen's role in Airplane! (1980) as he had trouble understanding the script.
4He was considered for the guest role of De Flores in the Doctor Who (1963) serial "Silver Nemesis". He was also considered for the Master and Borusa (before the character was dropped) in Doctor Who (1996).
5He was regarded The Devil Rides Out (1968) as the best film he ever made for Hammer.
6He was seriously considered to play Mr. Dark in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
7He was originally going to play The Inquisitor in The Lost Continent (1968).
8He was considered for the role of Dr. Hans Fallanda in Lifeforce (1985).
9He turned down the role of The Man in Black in The Vampire Lovers (1970).
10Of the nine Dracula films that Hammer made, he doesn't appear in two of them. Dracula is absent from The Brides of Dracula (1960) as Hammer worried that his salary would increase. He refused to appear in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) after reading the script.
11He was so ashamed of Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985) that when he met Joe Dante on Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), he apologised for being in such a bad sequel to his film.
12He turned down the role of The Specialist in Tommy (1975), as he was in Thailand filming The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).
13He was seriously considered to star as the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (1962).
14He was considered to play Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
15He was considered to play The High Priest of Kali in The Stranglers of Bombay (1959).
16As a 17 year old, he was a spectator in the crowd attending the last public guillotining in France - that of Eugen Weidmann in 1939. At 6'5" tall, he'd have had a good view. (Because of the behavior of the spectators at the execution, all subsequent executions in France were done behind closed doors).
17Coincidently, the veteran horror actor appeared in the only two Best Picture winners to feature ghosts, Hamlet (1948) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
18His roles were cut from the films My Brother's Keeper (1948) and Saraband (1948).
19Both he and his niece Harriet Walter appeared in "Star Wars" films: Lee played Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Walter played Dr. Kalonia in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
20He played three characters from the Sherlock Holmes stories: Sherlock himself, his brother Mycroft, and Sir Henry Baskerville. He subsequently worked with several actors who appeared in more recent Holmes stories. In Dark Shadows (2012), he appeared with Jonny Lee Miller, who played Sherlock on Elementary (2012). He also worked with Miller's grandfather, Bernard Lee, in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). In Hugo (2011), he worked with Ben Kingsley and Jude Law, who have both played Doctor Watson. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), he appeared - though never at the same time - with Stephen Fry, who played Mycroft in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011); Ian McKellen, who plays Sherlock in Mr. Holmes (2015); and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who play Holmes and Watson on Sherlock (2010). Also appearing in Lee's five Fu Manchu movies was Howard Marion-Crawford, who was television's first Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes (1954). Lee also provided the introduction for that series' 2005 DVD release.
21He died only one day after his Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), Julius Caesar (1970) and Treasure Island (1990) co-star Richard Johnson.
22His date of death, June 7, is also the birthday of Liam Neeson, who played his apprentice Qui-Gon Jinn in the Star Wars films.
23With his death on June 7, 2015, Patrick Macnee became the last surviving cast member of Hamlet (1948). Macnee himself died only 18 days later.
24As he played a Bond villain, he has worked with the most fellow Bond villain actors in films: Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, Charles Gray, Curd Jürgens, Michael Lonsdale, Julian Glover, Sean Bean, Christopher Walken, etc.
25According to the Multimedia Encyclopedia "Cinemania 95", he died on March 31, 1993. But he was alive in that time.
26He appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Hamlet (1948), Moulin Rouge (1952), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and Hugo (2011). Of those, Hamlet (1948) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are winners in the category.
27He has two roles in common with his Tales of the Haunted (1981) co-star Jack Palance: (1) Lee played Count Dracula in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976) while Palance played him in Dracula (1974) and (2) Palance played Dr. Edward Hyde / Mr. Henry Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968) while Lee played renamed versions of the character(s), Dr. Charles Marlowe and Mr. Edward Blake, in I, Monster (1971).
28He played Frankenstein's Monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) while his niece Harriet Walter played Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of "Frankenstein" author Mary Shelley, in Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster (2003).
29He has two roles in common with his Corpse Bride (2005) co-star Richard E. Grant: (1) Lee played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) and Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) while Grant played him in The Other Side (1992) and (2) Lee played Holmes' brother Mycroft Holmes in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) while Grant played him in Sherlock (2002).
30He made ten films with Michael Gough: Saraband (1948), Night Ambush (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965), The Skull (1965), The Crimson Cult (1968), Julius Caesar (1970), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
31He was offered the role of Justinian in The Viking Queen (1967), which he turned down. Don Murray was eventually cast.
32He was killed by Francis Matthews in both Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966).
33His voice in the Italian versions of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) was dubbed by Omero Antonutti.
34He made cameo appearances in the final instalments of two prequel trilogies: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
35He made six films with Desmond Llewelyn: Hamlet (1948), They Were Not Divided (1950), Corridors of Blood (1958), The Pirates of Blood River (1962) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).
36He has two roles in common with Tom Baker: (1) Lee played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) and Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992) while Baker played him in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982) and (2) Lee played Grigory Rasputin in Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) while Baker played him in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971).
37He made six films with Michael Goodliffe: Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956), She Played with Fire (1957), The Gorgon (1964), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and To the Devil a Daughter (1976).
38He made four films with Charlton Heston: Julius Caesar (1970), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) and Treasure Island (1990).
39Before he was persuaded to return as Count Dracula in Scars of Dracula (1970), John Forbes-Robertson was considered for the role. Forbes-Robertson later played the character in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), making him the only actor other than Lee to play Dracula in the Hammer "Dracula" film series.
40He has two roles in common with Frank Langella, Richard Roxburgh and Anthony D.P. Mann: (1) Lee played Count Dracula in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976), Langella played him in Dracula (1979), Roxburgh played him in Van Helsing (2004) and Mann played him in Canucula! (Dracula in Canada) (2008) and Terror of Dracula (2012) and (2) Lee played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991) and Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (1992), Langella played him in Standing Room Only: Sherlock Holmes (1981), Roxburgh played him in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002) and Mann played him in Sherlock Holmes and the Shadow Watchers (2011).
41He has appeared in three films with Lee Pace: The Resident (2011), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).
42He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Hamlet (1948) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He is the only actor to appear in two films which were released more than 50 years apart and both won Best Picture.
43He has three roles in common with Lon Chaney Jr.: (1) Chaney played Frankenstein's Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) while Lee played him in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), (2) Chaney played Kharis the Mummy in The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944) while Lee played him in The Mummy (1959) and (3) Chaney played Count Dracula in Son of Dracula (1943) while Lee played him in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976).
44He has two roles in common with Bela Lugosi: (1) Lugosi played Count Dracula in Dracula (1931) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) while Lee played him in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976) and (2) Lugosi played Frankenstein's Monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) while Lee played him in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957).
45He starred in two Hammer adaptations of novels by Dennis Wheatley: The Devil Rides Out (1968) and To the Devil a Daughter (1976).
46He worked with Klaus Kinski in The Devil's Daffodil (1961), Secret of the Red Orchid (1962), Psycho-Circus (1966), Five Golden Dragons (1967) and Count Dracula (1970) and his daughter Nastassja Kinski in To the Devil a Daughter (1976).
47He played Count Dracula in ten films: Horror of Dracula (1958), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Count Dracula (1970), One More Time (1970), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Scars of Dracula (1970), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and Dracula and Son (1976).
48He made four films with Patrick Troughton: Hamlet (1948), The Gorgon (1964), Scars of Dracula (1970), and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974). Coincidentally, Peter Cushing appeared in all of them except Scars of Dracula (1970).
49He made four films with Helena Bonham Carter: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Dark Shadows (2012).
50He made four films with Marton Csokas: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
51He made six films with Johnny Depp: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Hugo (2011) and Dark Shadows (2012).
52He appeared in a total of 24 films with his close friend Peter Cushing: Hamlet (1948), Moulin Rouge (1952), Alexander the Great (1956), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Mummy (1959), The Devil's Agent (1962), The Gorgon (1964), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965), She (1965), The Skull (1965), Island of the Burning Damned (1967), Scream and Scream Again (1970), One More Time (1970), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), I, Monster (1971), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), Horror Express (1972), Nothing But the Night (1973), The Creeping Flesh (1973), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), Arabian Adventure (1979) and House of the Long Shadows (1983).
53He has two roles in common with Marc Warren: (1) Lee played Count Dracula in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976) while Warren played him in Dracula (2006) and (2) Lee played the Comte de Rochfort in The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989) while Warren played him in The Musketeers (2014).
54He has four roles in common with his Corridors of Blood (1958) and The Crimson Cult (1968) co-star Boris Karloff: (1) Karloff played Frankenstein's Monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939) while Lee played him in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), (2) Karloff played the Mummy in The Mummy (1932) while Lee played him in The Mummy (1959), (3) Karloff played Dr. Fu Manchu in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) while Lee played him in The Face of Fu Manchu (1965), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967), The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968) and Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) and (4) Karloff played Grigori Rasputin in Suspense: The Black Prophet (1953) while Lee played him in Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966).
55In both The Pirates of Blood River (1962) and The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), he played the captain of a pirate crew which included Michael Ripper and Michael Peake.
56He appeared in three films with Suzan Farmer: The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966).
57He was the last surviving cast member of Scott of the Antarctic (1948).
58He starred in two adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde": The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) and I, Monster (1971).
59He made five films with Miles Malleson: One Night with You (1948), Saraband (1948), Private's Progress (1956), Horror of Dracula (1958) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959).
60He made seven films with Francis De Wolff: The Gay Lady (1949), Moulin Rouge (1952), Corridors of Blood (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) and The Three Musketeers (1973).
61He made seven films with Oliver Reed: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), Wild for Kicks (1960), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974), The Return of the Musketeers (1989) and Treasure Island (1990).
62He appeared in 12 films directed by Terence Fisher: A Song for Tomorrow (1948), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Mummy (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962), The Gorgon (1964), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), Island of the Burning Damned (1967) and The Devil Rides Out (1968).
63He made nine films with Michael Ripper: The Mummy (1959), The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966), Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), Scars of Dracula (1970) and The Creeping Flesh (1973).
64His character seduced Barbara Shelley in both Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966).
65He had no lines in Hamlet (1948), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) or Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966).
66He worked with Bernard Lee in Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and his grandson Jonny Lee Miller in Dark Shadows (2012).
67In his autobiography, he relates his first meeting with Peter Cushing during production of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), in which he played the monster. Lee stormed into a dressing room where Cushing was sitting and angrily shouted "I haven't got any lines!". Cushing replied, "You're lucky; I've read the script.".
68He considers Billy Wilder to be the greatest director he worked for.
69He was married to his wife Gitte just before production on The Devil's Daffodil (1961) began. They had no time for a full honeymoon as they only had a weekend before filming began on Mondy. They spent it in Brighton and resolved to have a serial honeymoon spread out over the next year between picture commitments. Unfortunately, it rained most of the weekend.
70Did not start acting until he was 25 years old.
71Lee got along well with Eddie Powell, his longtime stunt double at Hammer Film Productions. Powell married Hammer wardrobe mistress Rosemary Burrows, who jokingly referred to Lee as "Nasty" and sometimes "Green Mould".
72After preparatory school, he passed the entrance exam for Eton but his parents could not afford the fees. He went to Wellington, but had to be taken out when their financial situation worsened. He took a job as an office boy in a shipping company in the City at £1 a week.
73His godfather was Prince Alexander of Battenberg, a grandson of Queen Victoria, who later adopted the title of Lord Carisbrooke.
74He got started in films when his cousin Count Nicolò Carandini, Italy's first post war ambassador to Britain introduced him to Filipo Del Guidice of Two Cities Film.
75His mother was a contessa of the Italian Carandini family related through marriage across the centuries to the Borgias.
76Around 1988, Lee agreed to play a vampire once more in an unproduced Dutch/Belgian comedy that was to be called "Blooper". The script, written by 'Frank van Laecke', was commissioned because of the physical resemblance between Lee and Dutch opera singer Marco Bakker, as noted by Bakker's wife, actress Willeke van Ammelrooy. Lee, a great lover of opera, got along well with both of them. The story concerned an opera singer called Billy Blooper (Bakker) who learns his father (Lee) is a vampire who's teeth had gone rotten after eating too many sweets. Now whenever he bites anyone, instead of turning into a vampire, they became half-human, half-chicken.
77Has also done a few small roles that only require his voice, such as the priest in Corpse Bride (2005), and the Jabberwocky in Alice in Wonderland (2010).
78Early in his career, Lee dubbed foreign films into English and other languages including Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953). Sometimes he dubbed all the voices including women's parts. Douglas Fairbanks Jr., recalled that Lee could do any kind of accent: "foreign, domestic, North, South, Middle, young, old, everything. He's a great character actor".
79Wore an eyepatch to play the role of Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989), one of few films, if not the only film, to be based on "Twenty Years After". His interpretation of the character was so popular that many subsequent adaptations of the story; such as Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993) and The Three Musketeers (2011), have continued to portray Rochefort as wearing an eyepatch, despite the fact that Alexandre Dumas père never described the character as wearing one.
80Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy once a year for decades, long before the film series ever got started.
81He was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand in 2011.
82Lee's friend, Jean Paul Getty, lent him and wife Gitte his Sutton Place home for their honeymoon in 1961.
83Was very good friends with Josip Broz Tito, a partisan leader and a president of a former country of Yugoslavia.
84Has said that his favorite director is Tim Burton, whom he frequently collaborated with on several of Burton's films.
85Had dubbed King Haggard in the German version of The Last Unicorn (1982) for no fee, out of love for the film.
86He learned how to speak German by listening to Richard Wagner records.
87Once declared himself an unconditional fan of Gene Hackman.
88Was offered the role of King Balor in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), but had to turn it down due to other commitments.
89At age 77, he confirmed that he had lost an inch of height and was now 6'4".
90He was awarded Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John in 1997.
91He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama and charity. The ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace on October 30, 2009, and was carried out by HRH 'Prince Charles', The Prince of Wales.
92In various interviews over the years has referred to all three actors to play James Bond that he has worked with - Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig - as the best and most close to Ian Fleming's intentions. However, he has also criticized Fleming's weak characters when discussing his own Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and described the screen adaptation as considerably better written.
93In 2008, he received a lifetime achievement award at Pula Film Festival (Croatia).
94He was cast as a ballad soloist called The Gentleman Ghost in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", but his role was cut when the ballad numbers were omitted. However, he never filmed the scenes and was present for the recording session.
95Has worked with three James Bonds: Roger Moore in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Pierce Brosnan in Around the World in 80 Days (1989), and Daniel Craig in The Golden Compass (2007).
96Is possibly the only actor in cinematic history to have achieved a unique trifecta. He has played a Star Wars villain (Count Dooku), a James Bond villain (Francisco Scaramanga), and a classic horror movie monster (Dracula, the Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster).
97Has played a staggering amount of Victorian characters. He played Count Dracula ten times, Dr. Fu Manchu five times, Sherlock Holmes three times, Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's brother) once and Sir Henry Baskerville (a friend of Holmes) once. He also appeared in The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) and I, Monster (1971), adaptations of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", among others.
98Has worked with three different Gollums. The first Gollum, Brother Theodore, provided a voice in The Last Unicorn (1982). The second, Peter Woodthorpe, appeared with him in The Odyssey (1997). The last, Andy Serkis, appeared with him in the Lord of the Rings films.
99Released the music album "Christopher Lee: Revelation" in the United Kingdom in October 2006. It includes songs like "The Toreador March", "O Sole Mio", "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "My Way".
100As a veritable J.R.R. Tolkien expert and the only member of the cast who had met Tolkien himself, he often visited the Production department on the sets of the various Lord of the Rings movies to give advice and tips on the various attributes of the films.
101His films have made more money than any other actor's in history. As of May 2006, five of his films (the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two Star Wars films in which he played Count Dooku) had total grosses in excess of $4.4 billion. Even without considering Lee's other appearances dating back to 1948, his totals considerably surpass the figures of #3 billion and #3.8 billion claimed by Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively.
102Although he and Peter Cushing were often mortal enemies on-screen, off-screen they were inseparable friends.
103He was one of the few people to volunteer to fight on the Finnish side in the Russo-Finnish winter war in 1939-1940, though he and his fellow British volunteers were in Finland only for about two weeks and were kept well away from direct combat.
104He was the tallest of the many actors who have played Count Dracula.
105Shot all his scenes for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) in one day.
106Has appeared in three different films in which he had either known or met the (late) author of the original work: Gormenghast (2000) (Mervyn Peake), The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) (Ian Fleming, his cousin).
107In Horror of Dracula (1958), Lee in the title role had to drop a woman into a grave, but when he carried her, she was unexpectedly heavy and in trying to drop her into the grave, Lee also fell in with her.
108In his role as the title character, The Mummy (1959), in which he co-starred with Peter Cushing, Lee got severely injured in the course of the filming. All that smashing through real glass windows and doors had dislocated his shoulder and pulled his neck muscles, especially when he had to carry an actress with arms fully extended across a swamp, walking as much as 87 yards, which damaged his shoulders considerably.
109According to his friend Norman Lloyd, he has a somewhat eccentric hobby: he is fascinated by public executioners and knows the names of every official executioner England has had since the middle of the 15th century.
110Wanted to attend the Heavy Metal Festival Earthshaker Fest in 2005 to support his favorite bands, the Italian band Rhapsody and the American band Manowar, but had to cancel at the last moment because of an important filming appointment. He recorded a message to the fans in advance, which was shown right before Rhapsody appeared on-stage.
111Like his Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, he has appeared in films with three generations of Astins.
112When he arrived in the recording studio to do the voice-over for King Haggard in the original animated version of The Last Unicorn (1982), he came armed with his own copy of the book with certain excerpts marked pertaining to parts of the book that he felt should not have been omitted.
113According to his official website: He speaks French, German, Italian and Spanish and can "get along" in Greek, Russian and Swedish.
114His daughter, Christina Erika Lee, was born with her legs severely deformed. They were bent at such a severe angle that they were almost backwards. She spent her first two years in splints. She eventually learned how to walk after the age of three and no longer needed splints.
115He studied at Summerfield Preparatory School and attended Wellington College.
116In 1972, he founded Charlemagne Productions Ltd.
117During World War II, he served in the Royal Air Force and in British Intelligence.
118Has one child, Christina Erika Lee (b. November 23, 1963) with his wife Birgit Kroencke Lee (Gitte Lee).
119In a bonding of two generations of Frankenstein's monsters, Lee and his wife were good friends with Boris Karloff and his wife. This friendship was not as a result of them working together (they made two films together: Corridors of Blood (1958) and The Crimson Cult (1968)) but by the coincidence that they lived next door to each other in England.
120Two of his roles have been as leaders of a separatist movement. The first was Jinnah (1998), about Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. The second was in the Star Wars series as Count Dooku, the former mentor of Qui-Gon Jinn.
121Was the Center of the Hollywood Universe, according to data at the Movie Oracle,, but is now second to Rod Steiger.
122On July 21, 2004, he was given the honorary citizenship of the Italian city of Casina (Province of Reggio Emilia) where Sarzano, the castle of his ancestors is situated. He gave his speech of thanks in Italian.
123One of his favorite bands is the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody, and he has also appeared on one of their album (listen to the speech in the intro on the song "Unholy Warcry" on the album "The Dark Secret"). Lee also appears on the Rhapsody single "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream", where he does a duet with Rhapsody vocalist Fabio Leoni in English, German, Italian and French versions of the song.
124He was awarded Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon on December 11, 2002.
125Although he has been in well over 200 films, he has very rarely played a hero, having been a villain in perhaps about 85% of his films (even his bit parts lean towards the unsympathetic).
126As Darth Tyranus, he plays the first Sith apprentice to act in both body and voice.
127One of the most prolific actors of all time, he has acted in nearly 230 films, although he later admitted that his film work was not always chosen on quality but often on whether they could support his family. His peak years of productivity were 1955 and 1970, as Lee starred in nine films in both years.
128Was upset about the deletion of his death scene in the theatrical version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). However, the scene was put back into the Extended Edition which is seen as the definitive version.
129He struggled to get work early in his career as a supporting actor because almost all the male stars were shorter than he.
130At 6 feet 5 inches, he is entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as "The Tallest Leading Actor".
131Since his feature film debut in Corridor of Mirrors (1948), he has had at least one film role every year except for 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2006.
132Was originally offered the role of Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), which he turned down. The role eventually went to his good friend Peter Cushing.
133Both he and his fellow Star Wars Sith Lord, David Prowse, have played Frankenstein's Monster opposite Peter Cushing: Lee in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), and Prowse in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974).
134Sustained an injury to his hand while filming a swordfight with a slightly drunk Errol Flynn for The Dark Avenger (1955).
135Was voted No. 31 on the recent British televised poll "The Greatest Movie Stars of All Time" above the likes of John Wayne, Michael Caine and Humphrey Bogart.
136His stepfather (his mother's second husband) was the maternal uncle of writer Ian Fleming (of James Bond fame). Lee and Fleming are therefore stepcousins.
137Is an honorary member of three stuntmen's unions.
138Speaks very good French, good enough to understand questions and give long replies in a press conference.
139A stunt double performed the stunts and lightsaber fights in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). Lee's face was imposed on the double's body. Lee mentioned that in the last 40 years, he has done more swordfights than any other actor, but "not anymore".
140He made his stage debut in school as the demonic lead in "Rumpelstiltskin", a sign of things to come.
141From an acting dynasty, his great-grandparents founded the first Australian opera company.
142One of Lee's maternal great-grandfathers was Italian. Through him, Lee is of noble Italian ancestry (from the Carandini family).
143The white coffin used in one of his Dracula films was later used in Bananarama's music video "Venus".
144Has appeared in a scene from The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) on screen during the drive-in sequence in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962).
145Served in the British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve from 1941 to 1946. During that time, he was an active member of the Special Forces.
146Appears on the cover of Paul McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run".
147He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
148In a radio interview in South Africa, Lee claimed that he held the record for number of film roles by an actor (2001).
149Is listed as the Center of the Hollywood Universe by the Oracle of Kevin Bacon website at the University of Virginia, because he can be linked to any one in Hollywood on average in 2.59 steps. That is less than either Charlton Heston or Kevin Bacon himself.
150The blooddripping fangs worn by Lee in many of his vampire films were created by Irish dental technician Sean Mulhall.
151Was one of the judges for the 1995 Miss World beauty pageant.
152Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were born on the same day (27th May) and Peter Cushing was born on the 26th.
153Uncle of Harriet Walter.
154A distant cousin and frequent golfing partner of Bond creator Ian Fleming, Lee was the author's personal pick for the role of Dr. No (1962) in the first 007 film. The role, of course, went to actor Joseph Wiseman, who was brilliant. However, fans of the literary Bond might want to check out Lee's portrayal of Chinese master criminal Fu Manchu, for an idea of how Ian Fleming himself envisioned Dr. No.
155One of the few actors who has portrayed three different Sherlock Holmes characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes and Sir Henry Baskerville.
156Classically trained singer.
157Turned down Donald Pleasence's role as Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween (1978) (He later remarked that this was his biggest mistake).




Murder Story1989Willard Hope
Shaka Zulu1986-1989TV Mini-SeriesLord Bathurst
La chute des aigles1989Walter Strauss
La révolution française1989Sanson (segment "Années Terribles, Les")
The Return of the Musketeers1989Rochefort
Around the World in 80 Days1989TV Mini-SeriesStuart
Olympus Force: The Key1988Filly
Mask of Murder1988Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
Dark Mission: Evil Flowers1988Luis Morel Stuart
The Girl1987Peter Storm
Mio min Mio1987Kato
The Disputation1986TV MovieKing James of Aragon
Un métier du seigneur1986TV MovieFog
Jocks1986President White
Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf1985Stefan Crosscoe
The Bengal Lancers!1984Sir James Hunter
The Rosebud Beach Hotel1984King
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesKing Vladimir V
The Far Pavilions1984TV Mini-SeriesKaka-ji Rao
New Magic1983ShortMr. Kellar
The Return of Captain Invincible1983Mr. Midnight
House of the Long Shadows1983Corrigan
The Last Unicorn1982King Haggard (English, German version, voice)
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story1982TV MoviePrince Philip
Massarati and the Brain1982TV MovieVictor Leopold
Safari 30001982Count Borgia
Steigler and Steigler1981Dr. Carl Boxer
Goliath Awaits1981TV MovieJohn McKenzie
An Eye for an Eye1981Morgan Canfield
Tales of the Haunted1981TV MovieHost
The Salamander1981Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
Charlie's Angels1980TV SeriesDale Woodman
Once Upon a Spy1980TV MovieMarcus Valorium
Serial1980Luckman Skull
19411979Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
Bear Island1979Lechinski
Captain America II: Death Too Soon1979TV MovieMiguel
Jaguar Lives!1979Adam Caine
Nutcracker Fantasy1979Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / The Puppeteer / ... (voice)
Arabian Adventure1979Caliph Alquazar
The Passage1979The Gypsy
The Pirate1978TV MovieSamir Al Fay
Caravans1978Sardar Khan
Circle of Iron1978Zetan
Return from Witch Mountain1978Victor
How the West Was Won1978TV SeriesThe Grand Duke
Starship Invasions1977Capt. Rameses
End of the World1977Father Pergado / Zindar
Airport '771977Martin Wallace
Meatcleaver Massacre1977On-Screen Narrator
Dracula and Son1976Dracula
The Night of the Askari1976Bill
To the Devil a Daughter1976Father Michael
Killer Force1976Maj. Chilton
The Keeper1976The Keeper
Diagnosis: Murder1975Dr. Stephen Hayward
Space: 19991975TV SeriesCaptain Zantor
Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline1975Satanus / Van Krig
The Man with the Golden Gun1974Francisco Scaramanga
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge1974Rochefort
The Three Musketeers1973Rochefort
The Satanic Rites of Dracula1973Count Dracula
The Wicker Man1973Lord Summerisle
Great Mysteries1973TV SeriesArnaud
Poor Devil1973TV MovieLucifer
The Creeping Flesh1973James Hildern
Dark Places1973Dr. Ian Mandeville
Nothing But the Night1973Colonel Bingham
Horror Express1972Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton
Dracula A.D. 19721972Count Dracula
Raw Meat1972Stratton-Villiers, MI5
Hannie Caulder1971Bailey
I, Monster1971Marlowe / Blake
The House That Dripped Blood1971John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Umbracle1970The Man
Scars of Dracula1970Dracula
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes1970Mycroft Holmes
Julius Caesar1970Artemidorus
Taste the Blood of Dracula1970Dracula
One More Time1970Dracula (uncredited)
Count Dracula1970Count Dracula
Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion1970Dolmance
The Bloody Judge1970Judge Jeffries
Scream and Scream Again1970Fremont
The Magic Christian1969Ship's Vampire
The Oblong Box1969Dr. Newhartt
Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu1969Fu Manchu
The Avengers1967-1969TV SeriesColonel Mannering Professor Stone
The Crimson Cult1968Morley
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave1968Dracula
The Blood of Fu Manchu1968Fu Manchu
Eve1968Colonel Stuart
The Devil Rides Out1968Duc de Richleau
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism1967Count Frederic Regula / Graf von Andomai
Five Golden Dragons1967Dragon #4
Blood Fiend1967Philippe Darvas
Island of the Burning Damned1967Godfrey Hanson
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu1967Fu Manchu
The Brides of Fu Manchu1966Fu Manchu
Rasputin: The Mad Monk1966Grigori Rasputin
Dracula: Prince of Darkness1966Dracula
Ten Little Indians1965Mr. U. N. Owen (voice, uncredited)
The Skull1965Sir Matthew Phillips
The Face of Fu Manchu1965Fu Manchu
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors1965Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand")
The Gorgon1964Prof. Karl Meister
Castle of the Living Dead1964Count Drago
Crypt of the Vampire1964Count Ludwig Karnstein
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1964TV SeriesKarl Jorla
The Devil-Ship Pirates1964Captain Robeles
The Whip and the Body1963Kurt Menliff
Horror Castle1963Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace1962Sherlock Holmes
The Devil's Agent1962Baron Ferdi von Staub
The Pirates of Blood River1962Capt. LaRoche
Secret of the Red Orchid1962Captain Allerman
Hercules in the Haunted World1961King Lico (Licos)
The Devil's Daffodil1961Ling Chu
One Step Beyond1961TV SeriesWilhelm Reitlinger
Scream of Fear1961Dr. Pierre Gerrard
The Terror of the Tongs1961Chung King
The Hands of Orlac1960Nero the magician
The City of the Dead1960Alan Driscoll
Wild for Kicks1960Kenny
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll1960Paul Allen
Playgirl After Dark1960Novak
Tempi duri per i vampiri1959Baron Roderico da Frankurten
Tales of the Vikings1959TV SeriesLord Roderick
The Mummy1959The Mummy Kharis
Hot Money Girl1959Jaeger
The Man Who Could Cheat Death1959Dr. Pierre Gerrard
The Hound of the Baskervilles1959Sir Henry
William Tell1959TV SeriesPrince Erik
Corridors of Blood1958Resurrection Joe
Missiles from Hell1958Brunner
Horror of Dracula1958Dracula Count Dracula
White Hunter1958TV SeriesMark Caldwell
Ivanhoe1958TV SeriesSir Otto from the Rhine
A Tale of Two Cities1958Marquis St. Evremonde
O.S.S.1958TV SeriesDessinger
The Truth About Women1957Francois Thiers
Bitter Victory1957Sergeant Barney
The Gay Cavalier1957TV SeriesColonel Jeffries
Stowaway Girl1957Voice (voice, uncredited)
The Curse of Frankenstein1957The Creature
She Played with Fire1957Charles Highbury
The Accursed1957Doctor Neumann
Assignment Foreign Legion1956-1957TV SeriesRodin the Gardener / El Abba
Night Ambush1957German officer at dentists
The Errol Flynn Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesThe Visitant / Compte de Merret / Maurice Gabet / ...
Sailor of Fortune1956TV SeriesYusif / Carnot
Aggie1956TV SeriesInspector John Hollis
Rheingold Theatre1953-1956TV SeriesFelipe Nagy / Luis / Makarenko / ...
Beyond Mombasa1956Gil Rossi
Pursuit of the Graf Spee1956Manolo
Port Afrique1956Franz Vermes
The Scarlet Pimpernel1956TV SeriesLouis
Alexander the Great1956Nectenabus (voice, uncredited)
Private's Progress1956Major Schultz (uncredited)
Chevron Hall of Stars1956TV SeriesGovernor
Moby Dick Rehearsed1955TV MovieA Stage Manager / Flask
Storm Over the Nile1955Karaga Pasha
Alias John Preston1955John Preston
The Cockleshell Heroes1955Alan Greves - Submarine Commander
Tales of Hans Anderson1953-1955TV SeriesOlle / Student / Old man / ...
The Vise1955TV SeriesEdgar Brookes / Richard Martell / Larry Spence
Police Dog1955Johnny, a constable
The Dark Avenger1955French Patrol Captain at Tavern (uncredited)
The Time War2017post-productionNarrator (voice)
That Lady1955Captain
The Hunting of the Snark2017post-productionNarrator (voice)
Cross-Roads1955ShortHarry Cooper
Angels in Notting Hill2015The Boss / Mr. President (voice)
Destination Milan1954Svenson
Deus ex Machina 22015Video GameThe Programmer (voice)
Colonel March of Scotland Yard1954TV SeriesJeanpierre
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Saruman
The Mirror and Markheim1954ShortVisitant
Lego the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameNarrator / Saruman the White (voice)
Innocents in Paris1953Lieutenant Whitlock (uncredited)
The Girl from Nagasaki2013Old Officer Pinkerton
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales1952Short
Extraordinary Tales2013Narrator (segment "The Fall of the House of Usher") (voice)
Moulin Rouge1952Georges Seurat (uncredited)
Night Train to Lisbon2013Father Bartolomeu
Babes in Bagdad1952Slave dealer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Saruman
Bombay Waterfront1952Sir Felix Raybourne
Dark Shadows2012Clarney
Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow1952Russian Agent (uncredited)
Hugo2011Monsieur Labisse
The Crimson Pirate1952Joseph - Military Attaché
The Wicker Tree2011Old Gentleman
Valley of the Eagles1951Det. Holt
The Resident2011August
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.1951Spanish Captain
Season of the Witch2011Cardinal D'Ambroise
Prelude to Fame1950Newsman
Burke and Hare2010Old Joseph
They Were Not Divided1950Chris Lewis
The Heavy2010Mr. Mason
The Gay Lady1949Hon. Bongo Icklesham
Alice in Wonderland2010/IJabberwocky (voice)
Scott of the Antarctic1948Bernard Day
Glorious 392009Walter
Penny and the Pownall Case1948Jonathan Blair
Triage2009Joaquín Morales
A Song for Tomorrow1948Auguste
Boogie Woogie2009Mr. Alfred Rhinegold
Hamlet1948Spear Carrier (uncredited)
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days2009Video GameDiZ (English version, voice)
One Night with You1948Pirelli's Assistant
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2008Count Dooku (voice)
Corridor of Mirrors1948Charles
The Color of Magic2008TV Mini-SeriesDeath
Kaleidoscope1946-1947TV Series
The Golden Compass2007First High Councilor
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameDiZ Ansem the Wise (English version, voice)
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king2006Video GameSaruman the White (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameDiZ Ansem the Wise (English version, voice)
Pope John Paul II2005TV Mini-SeriesCardinal Stefan Wyszynski
Corpse Bride2005Pastor Galswells (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005Dr. Wonka
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby2005The Lord Provost
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Count Dooku
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth2004Video GameSaruman (voice)
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent2004Video GameFrancisco Scaramanga (voice)
EverQuest II2004Video GameLucan D'Lere (voice)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age2004Video GameSaruman the White (voice)
Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse2004Heinrich von Garten
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Saruman (extended edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Video GameSaruman (voice)
Freelancer2003Video Game voice
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Saruman
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Count Dooku Darth Tyranus
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Saruman
Conquest: Frontier Wars2001Video GameAnvil / Headquarters (voice)
Les redoutables2001TV SeriesLa mort
Ghost Stories for Christmas2000TV Mini-SeriesM.R James (voice)
Gormenghast2000TV Mini-SeriesFlay
In the Beginning2000TV Mini-SeriesRameses I
The Rocky Interactive Horror Show1999Video GameNarrator (voice)
Sleepy Hollow1999Burgomaster
The New Adventures of Robin Hood1997-1998TV SeriesOlwyn
Jinnah1998Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Tale of the Mummy1998Sir Richard Turkel
The Odyssey1997TV SeriesTiresias
Wyrd Sisters1997TV Mini-SeriesDeath (voice)
Soul Music1997TV Mini-SeriesDeath
Ivanhoe1997TV Mini-SeriesLucas de Beaumanoir
Welcome to the Discworld1996ShortDeath
The Stupids1996Evil Sender
Sorellina e il principe del sogno1996TV MovieAzaret
Tales of Mystery and Imagination1995TV SeriesThe Host / Host / Prince Prospero
Moses1995TV MovieRamses
Street Gear1995TV SeriesNick Dupont
The Tomorrow People1995TV SeriesSam Rees
A Feast at Midnight1994Raptor
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow1994Commandant Rakov
Funny Man1994Callum Chance
Ghosts1994Video GameDr. Marcus Grimalkin / Himself
Detonator1993TV MovieGeneral Benin
Cyber Eden1992Cedric
Double Vision1992TV MovieMr. Bernard
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles1992TV SeriesCount Ottokar Graf Czerin
Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls1992TV MovieSherlock Holmes
Beauty and the Beast1992/IVideoMonsieur Renard (voice)
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady1991TV MovieSherlock Holmes
Curse III: Blood Sacrifice1991Dr. Pearson
Journey of Honor1991King Philip
The Rainbow Thief1990Uncle Rudolf
The Care of Time1990TV MovieKarlis Zander
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Doctor Catheter
L'avaro1990Cardinale Spinosi
Treasure Island1990TV MovieBlind Pew
Honeymoon Academy1989VideoLazos


Welcome to the Basement2013-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Return of Captain Invincible1983performer: "Evil Midnight", "Name Your Poison"
Nutcracker Fantasy1979performer: "In Your Heart of Hearts", "Click Clock Fantasy"
The Wicker Man1973performer: "Sumer is Icumen In", "Tinker Of Rye" - uncredited


The Making of a Legend2003Video documentary producer
Nothing But the Night1973producer - uncredited


The Man with the Golden Gun1974stunt driver - uncredited


Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun'2000Video documentary short source: stills


Welcome to the Basement2016TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Drakul2015TV Movie acknowledgment
The Freddy Jenkins Show2015TV Mini-Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Resident2011personal thanks
The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry2010Documentary thanks - as Sir Christopher Lee
Stone of Destiny2008very special thanks
Bloody Jess2007TV Movie documentary thanks
The Fall of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Rise of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary short special thanks
Christopher Lee: Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wilder2003Video documentary short special thanks
Perversion Stories2002Video documentary short special thanks
And the Word Was Bond1999TV Movie documentary thanks
Frankenstein and Me1996special thanks
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993special thanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment


Voices from the Underworld2006Video shortHimself
2005 Women's World Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III2005Video shortHimself
Planet Voice2005TV SeriesHimself
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel2005TV SeriesHimself
Cast & Crew2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors2005Video documentary shortHimself
A Filmmaker's Journey: Making 'The Return of the King'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2004Video documentaryHimself
Editorial: Completing the Trilogy2004Video documentary shortHimself
From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Ultimate Film2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greasepaint and Gore, Part 2: The Hammer Monsters of Roy Ashton2004Documentary shortHimself
Greasepaint and Gore: The Hammer Monsters of Phil Leakey2004DocumentaryHimself
Christopher Lee: A Life in Films2003TV MovieHimself
National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dracula's Bram Stoker2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor
J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself - Saruman
The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth2003Video documentary shortHimself
This Morning2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Drácula en la Hammer2003Documentary short
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Fall of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Rise of Fu Manchu2003Video documentary shortHimself
Christopher Lee: Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wilder2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of a Legend2003Video documentaryHimself
From Hollywood to Borehamwood2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Whales of Atlantis: In Search of Moby Dick2003DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
To the Devil... The Death of Hammer2002Video documentary shortHimself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2002Video documentaryHimself - Saruman
Costume Design2002Video documentary shortHimself - Saruman
Episode II: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentaryHimself
From Book to Script2002Video documentary shortHimself - Saruman
From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II'2002Video documentaryHimself
The Fellowship of the Cast2002Video documentary shortHimself - Saruman
Weta Workshop2002Video documentary shortHimself
Perversion Stories2002Video documentary shortHimself
2002 World Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Two Wizards2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Heaven and Earth Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Actor's Notebook: Christopher Lee2002Video documentary shortHimself
Turning Points2001TV SeriesHimself
Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
National Geographic Explorer2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Saruman the White
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Quest for the Ring2001TV Short documentaryHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
The Wicker Man Enigma2001Video documentary shortHimself
Once Upon a Time in Europe2001TV Series documentaryPresenter / Introduction
Nulle part ailleurs cinéma2001TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Îles du diable - L'archipel des mondes perdus2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Ian Fleming: 007's Creator2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun'2000Video documentary shortHimself / Franciso Scaramaga
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend2000Video documentary shortHimself / The Burgomeister
Death of an Empire2000TV SeriesNarrator
Legends2000TV Series documentaryHimself
And the Word Was Bond1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dare to Dream1998DocumentaryHimself
Ex-S1998TV Series documentaryHimself
A-Z of Horror1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Strictly Supernatural1997TV SeriesNarrator
100 Years of Horror: The Aristocrats of Evil1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Double Demons1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Evil Unseeable1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Monster Makers1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: The Walking Dead1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons1996Video documentaryHost / Narrator
A Century of Science Fiction1996Video documentaryNarrator
The Many Faces of Christopher Lee1996Video documentaryHimself
In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself / Host - Narrator
Tales of Mystery and Imagination1995TV SeriesHimself - Host
A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghost of M.R. James1995TV Movie documentary
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Vampire Interviews1995Video documentaryHimself
The Big Picture1993-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Gottschalk Late Night1995TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1974-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror1994TV Movie documentaryNarrator / Himself
The Little Picture Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Stern TV1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Le divan1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Fear in the Dark1991TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Això és massa!1991TV SeriesHimself
Wahre Wunder1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
ARD-Mittagsmagazin1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Der grosse Preis1990TV SeriesHimself
An Invitation to Remember1989TV SeriesHimself
Nase vorn1988-1989TV SeriesHimself / LKW-Fahrer
Secret World1988TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
WWF Club1988TV SeriesHimself
Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood!1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars in der Manege1987TV Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1987TV SeriesHimself
The Mind of David Berglas1986TV SeriesHimself
The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes1985Video documentaryHost
Tele-Illustrierte1984TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler1983Video documentaryHimself - Narrator
Witness the Impossible1983TV MovieHimself - Host
Sunday, Sunday1983TV SeriesHimself
Auf los geht's los1983TV SeriesHimself
International Pro-Celebrity Golf: Six of the Best1981TV SeriesHimself
Whicker's World1968-1980TV SeriesHimself
The American Movie Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself -Actor
The Bob Wilkins Super Horror Show1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
Looks Familiar1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1978TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesHimself - Host / Henry Higgins / Mr. Death / ...
Science Fiction Film Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Mysteries from the Unknown: The Occult1977TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Film '721977TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Squares1975TV SeriesHimself
In Search of Dracula1975DocumentaryHimself Vlad Tepes Count Dracula
Stars on Sunday1975TV SeriesGerman Singer
Clapper Board1974TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Just a Nimmo1974TV SeriesHimself
Russell Harty Plus1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
Theatre Macabre1971TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Treffpunkte1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Cuadecuc, vampir1971DocumentaryHimself / Count Dracula (as Cristopher Lee)
Cinema1971TV Series documentaryHimself
London aktuell1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Apropos Film1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Beat-Club1969TV SeriesHimself
Quelle horreur mon saigneur Dracula1969TV Short documentaryHimself
Film Review1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Tonight with Dave Allen1967TV SeriesHimself
Hinter der Leinwand1967TV Series documentaryHimself
Victims of Vesuvius1967Documentary shortOn-screen narrator
Horror1964TV Movie documentaryHimself
Face of Unity2014Documentary
Timeshift2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Brisant2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Christopher Lee: A Legacy of Horror and Terror2012Video documentaryHimself
56th BFI London Film Festival2012TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Everything or Nothing2012DocumentaryHimself
British Legends of Stage and Screen2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Shoot the Moon: The Making of 'Hugo'2012Video shortHimself
Episode II: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHimself
Seitenblicke2008-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Academy Fellowship Ricipient
Midnight Madness: The History of Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Christopher Lee - Gentleman des Grauens2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
On the Edge of War: Uncovering 'Glorious 39'2010Video shortHimself
Troldspejlet2001-2009TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself
American Masters2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Na plovárne2009TV SeriesHimself
Fanex Files: Hammer Films2008Video documentaryHimself
Visions from the Enchanted Lands2007VideoHimself
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs2007DocumentaryNarrator
Prominent!2007TV SeriesHimself
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn2007TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Hollywood Chinese2007DocumentaryHimself
Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHimself
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself
100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean2007Video documentaryNarrator
Amazon Trek: In Search of Vanishing Secrets2007Video documentaryNarrator
Bloody Jess2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast2003-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2006 Women's World Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Morning Glory2006TV SeriesHimself
Wogan Now & Then2006TV SeriesHimself
The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills2006Video documentaryHimself
Tim Burton: Dark vs. Light2006Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameDiZ Ansem the Wise
The Other Dracula - The Vampire Films of John Carradine2016Video documentary shortNarrator
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Welcome to the Basement2013-2016TV SeriesLord Summerisle Himself Count Dracula ...
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesCount Dooku
A Conversation with Jack Taylor2015Video documentary shortCount Dracula (uncredited)
Handsome Harker2015Video documentary shortCount Dracula
Stake Holders: An Appreciation of Jess Franco's 'Count Dracula'2015Video shortCount Dracula (uncredited)
Dante's Domicile2015TV SeriesProf. Sir Alexander Saxton
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Gentleman Gothic: Gordon Hessler at American International Pictures2015Video documentary shortVarious Roles (uncredited)
Neil Sean Meets...2015TV SeriesSir Henry
Uta Screams Again!: Interview with Uta Levka2015Video documentary shortFremont (uncredited)
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video GameDiZ Ansem the Wise
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryCorrigan (uncredited)
Ouija Are You There?2013ShortVoice #1
The Culture Show2013TV Series documentaryDuc de Richleau
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2013TV Series documentaryCount Dracula Dracula The Creature
Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game2012Video GameSaruman the White
Top Gear2012TV SeriesFrancisco Scaramanga
Frankenstein Reborn: The Making of a Hammer Classic2012Video documentary shortThe Creature
Dracula vs. Vampir2012Documentary shortDracula
Frankenweenie2012Movie Dracula (uncredited)
Erik Schumann über 'Der flüsternde Tod'2012Video documentary shortBill (uncredited)
Tod in der Sonne: Ein Interview mit Jürgen Goslar2012Video documentary shortBill (uncredited)
Wie fotografiert man den flüsternden Tod? Interview mit Wolfgang Treu2012Video documentary shortBill (uncredited)
Back to Black: The Making of Dracula Prince of Darkness2012Video documentary shortDracula
Mansome2012DocumentaryFu Manchu
Halloween: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentary
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself Creature Count Dracula ...
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Margaret John: National Treasure2010TV Movie documentarySherlock Holmes
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHimself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
The McCartney Years2007Video documentaryHimself
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesCount Dracula
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentary
Beloved Count2007Video documentary shortCount Dracula
On Location with 'The Man with the Golden Gun'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II2006Video GameSaruman
Timeshift2005TV Series documentarySherlock Holmes
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryDracula (uncredited)
Science of Star Wars2005TV Mini-Series documentary
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Video GameCount Dooku
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game2005Video GameCount Dooku (uncredited)
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Underneath the Mission2004Video documentary shortCommandant Rakov (uncredited)
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentarySaruman
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster2002Video documentaryThe Monster (uncredited)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Video GameSaruman the White
Bond Girls Are Forever2002TV Movie documentaryFrancisco Scaramanga (uncredited)
Gomorron2001TV SeriesHimself
Midsomer Murders2001TV SeriesDracula
Llámale Jess2000DocumentaryHimself
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service1999VideoCount Ottokar Graf Czernin
The James Bond Story1999TV Movie documentaryFrancisco Scaramanga (uncredited)
Nightmare: The Birth of Victorian Horror1996-1997TV Series documentarySir Henry Baskerville The Creature Count Dracula
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes1996TV Movie documentarySherlock Holmes
The World of Hammer1994TV Series documentaryThe Creature Captain Robeles The Mummy ...
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video shortDr. Victor Gannon
Fright Night1985Dracula
The Best of All Time Horror Classics1985Video documentaryDracula
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryFrancisco Scaramanga
Fade to Black1980uncredited
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
Light Entertainment Killers1969TV MovieColonel Mannering
The Avengers1969TV SeriesProfessor Stone
Lolita1962Frankenstein's Creature (uncredited)
Final Column1955Larry Spence
Man in Demand1955Martell


Won Awards

2014Cinema for Peace Honorary AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2013BFI FellowshipBritish Film Institute Awards
2013Excellence AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2011Academy FellowshipBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Film
2008Festival President's AwardKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2007Capri Legend AwardCapri, Hollywood
2007Golden DolphinFestróia - Tróia International Film FestivalFor his career.
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Living Treasure AwardSeattle Film Critics Awards
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKLifetime Achievement Award
2002Lifetime Achievement AwardEmpire Awards, UK
2002Special AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsFor lifetime achievement.
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1995Lifetime Achievement AwardBram Stoker Awards
1994Dilys Powell AwardLondon Critics Circle Film Awards
1993Career AwardFantafestival
1984International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ActorFor his contributions to the fantastc film genre.
1983Caixa de CatalunyaSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest ActorHouse of the Long Shadows (1983)
1979Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Nominated Awards

2004VGASpike Video Game AwardsBest Performance by a Human MaleGoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorArabian Adventure (1979)
1979Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Wicker Man (1973)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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