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CHRISTOPHER LEE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Christopher Lee was born on May 27th, 1922 in Belgravia, London in England with the birth name Christopher Frank Carandini Lee.  Both he and his older sister were raised by their parents, Estelle Marie and Geoffrey Trollope.  Once his parents divorced in 1926 he lived with his mother and studied at Wellington College from age fourteen to seventeen and then found work in a number of different shipping companies doing office work.
 
During World War II he enlisted in the RAF in 1941 and upon completing his military service, Lee began taking acting training.  He began appearing in a number of stage productions before he began getting cast in minor roles on television and in films. 
 
As his career progressed to the mid 1950's, he was becoming more desired as an actor and he finally got his real big break being cast as, Dracula in, "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957) with Hammer Film Productions.  His association with this company was his ticket to stardom with more prominent roles in such films as, "Horror of Dracula" (1958), "The Mummy" (1959) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959).
 
He continued to portray Dracula in a number of films during the 60's and 70's but he also opened his own production company called, Charlemagne Productions, Ltd and made such films as, "Nothing But the Night" (1973) and "To the Devil a Daughter" (1976). 
 
His career was highly successful except that Lee had been type cast as a horror film actor for so long, however unlike many other actors of his era who were unable to break away from their typecast roles, Lee was successful at doing just that.  He went on to work on such features as "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970), "The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds" (1973), "The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge" and even with James Bond on the film, "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974).
 
After a brief stay in Hollywood, Lee decided to go back to England and continue working as an actor oversees.  He has always said he feels his most important film role was playing Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah in, "Jinnah" (1998) but other successful roles soon followed.  

In the year 2000, he made a decent comeback when he appeared in, "The Lord of the Rings" The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001),  "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005).
 
Lee married only once in 1961 to Gitte Lee and they have one child together, Christina Erika Lee and remain married today.  He is 6 feet 5 inches tall and therefore was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as, "The Tallest Leading Actor".  In 2008. he received a lifetime achievement award at Pula Film Festival.


Filmography

2013 The Hobbit: There and Back Again
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
2012 Dark Shadows
2012 The Hunting of the Snark 
2011 Hugo
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 
2011 Season of the Witch
2011 The Resident 
2010 Burke and Hare 
2010 Alice in Wonderland 
2010 The Wicker Tree 
2010 The Heavy
2009 Glorious 39 
2009 Triage 
2009 Boogie Woogie 
2009 Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days 
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars 
2008 The Color of Magic 
2007 The Golden Compass
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+
2006 Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch King 
2005 Kingdom Hearts II
2005 Pope John Paul II
2005 Corpse Bride 
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2005 Greyfriars Bobby
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (Video Game)
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
2004 EverQuest II 
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age 
2004 Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse 
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 
2003 Freelancer
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 Conquest: Frontier Wars 
2001 Les redoutables 
2000 Ghost Stories for Christmas
2000 In the Beginning
2000 Gormenghast
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1999 The Rocky Interactive Horror Show
1997-1998 The New Adventures of Robin Hood
1998 Jinnah
1998 Tale of the Mummy
1997 The Odyssey
1997 Wyrd Sisters
1997 Soul Music
1997 Ivanhoe
1996 The Stupids
1996 Princess Alisea 
1996 Welcome to the Discworld 
1995 Moses
1994-1995 Street Gear
1995 A Feast at Midnight 
1995 The Tomorrow People
1995 Tales of Mystery and Imagination 
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow 
1994 Funny Man
1994 Ghosts 
1993 Death Train
1992 Cyber Eden 
1992 Double Vision
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 
1992 Incident at Victoria Falls 
1992 Beauty and the Beast 
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 
1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice 
1991 Journey of Honor
1990 The Rainbow Thief 
1990 The Care of Time
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990 L'avaro
1990 Honeymoon Academy
1990 Treasure Island
1989 Murder Story 
1989 La révolution française 
1989 The Return of the Musketeers
1989 Around the World in 80 Days 
1989 Fall of the Eagles
1988 Dark Mission: Evil Flowers 
1988 Olympus Force: The Key 
1987 The Girl
1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway 
1987 Shaka Zulu 
1986 The Disputation
1986 Un métier du seigneur 
1986 Shaka Zulu
1986 Jocks
1985 Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf
1985 Mask of Murder
1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre
1984 The Return of Captain Invincible
1984 The Far Pavilions 
1983 House of the Long Shadows
1983 New Magic 
1982 The Last Unicorn
1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story 
1982 Massarati and the Brain
1982 Safari 3000
1981 Goliath Awaits
1981 An Eye for an Eye
1981 Tales of the Haunted
1981 Steigler and Steigler
1981 The Salamander
1980 Charlie's Angels
1980 Once Upon a Spy
1980 Serial 
1979 1941 
1979 Bear Island 
1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon
1979 Jaguar Lives! 
1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
1979 Arabian Adventure
1979 The Passage
1978 The Pirate 
1978 Caravans 
1978 Circle of Iron
1978 Return from Witch Mountain 
1978 How the West Was Won
1977 Starship Invasions
1977 End of the World 
1977 Meatcleaver Massacre 
1977 Airport '77 
1976 Dracula and Son
1976 The Night of the Askari
1976 To the Devil a Daughter
1976 Killer Force 
1976 The Keeper
1975 Space: 1999
1975 The Butcher, the Star and the Orphan
1975 Diagnosis: Murder 
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun
1974 The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
1974 Dark Places
1973 The Wicker Man
1973 The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds
1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula
1973 Raw Meat 
1973 Great Mysteries 
1973 Poor Devil 
1973 The Creeping Flesh 
1973 Nothing But the Night
1972 Horror Express
1972 Dracula A.D. 1972
1971 Hannie Caulder
1971 I, Monster
1971 The House That Dripped Blood
1970 Scars of Dracula
1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
1970 Julius Caesar
1970 One More Time
1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
1970 Count Dracula
1970 Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion
1970 The Bloody Judge
1970 Scream and Scream Again
1970 Umbracle
1969 The Magic Christian
1969 The Oblong Box 
1969 Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu 
1967-1969 The Avengers 
1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar 
1968 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave 
1968 Kiss and Kill 
1968 Eve 
1968 The Devil Rides Out 
1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism 
1967 Five Golden Dragons
1967 Blood Fiend
1967 Island of the Burning Damned
1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu 
1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu 
1966 Psycho-Circus
1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk 
1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness 
1965 The Face of Fu Manchu 
1965 Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians
1965 The Skull 
1965 She
1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
1964 The Gorgon
1964 Castle of the Living Dead
1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates 
1964 Crypt of the Vampire
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1963 The Whip and the Body 
1963 Horror Castle 
1963 Katarsis 
1962 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace 
1962 The Devil's Agent 
1962 The Pirates of Blood River 
1962 Secret of the Red Orchid 
1962 Stranglehold 
1961 Hercules in the Haunted World 
1961 The Devil's Daffodil 
1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1961 Scream of Fear 
1961 The Terror of the Tongs
1960 The Hands of Orlac 
1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
1960 The City of the Dead 
1960 Wild for Kicks 
1960 Playgirl After Dark
1960 Tales of the Vikings
1959 Tempi duri per i vampiri 
1959 The Mummy
1959 Hot Money Girl
1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles 
1959 William Tell 
1958 Corridors of Blood
1958 Missiles from Hell 
1958 Horror of Dracula 
1958 White Hunter 
1958 A Tale of Two Cities 
1958 Ivanhoe 
1958 O.S.S. 
1957 The Truth About Women 
1957 Bitter Victory 
1957 The Gay Cavalier 
1957 Stowaway Girl 
1957 The Curse of Frankenstein 
1957 The Accursed 
1957 She Played with Fire 
1956-1957 Assignment Foreign Legion 
1957 Night Ambush 
1956-1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre  Dairval
1956 Sailor of Fortune
1956 The Adventures of Aggie 
1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee 
1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre 
1956 Beyond Mombasa
1956 Port Afrique 
1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel
1956 Private's Progress 
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars 
1955 Storm Over the Nile
1955 Alias John Preston 
1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
1954-1955 Tales of Hans Anderson
1955 The Vise
1955 Police Dog 
1955 The Dark Avenger 
1955 That Lady 
1955 Crossroads 
1955 Moby Dick Rehearsed 
1954 Colonel March of Scotland Yard 
1954 Destination Milan
1954 The Mirror and Markheim 
1953 Innocents in Paris
1952 Moulin Rouge 
1952 Babes in Bagdad 
1952 Bombay Waterfront 
1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
1952 The Crimson Pirate
1952 Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
1951 Valley of the Eagles
1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. 
1950 Prelude to Fame 
1950 They Were Not Divided 
1949 The Gay Lady 
1948 Scott of the Antarctic 
1948 Saraband
1948 My Brother's Keeper 
1948 Penny and the Pownall Case 
1948 A Song for Tomorrow 
1948 Hamlet 
1948 One Night with You 
1948 Corridor of Mirrors 
1946-1947 Kaleidoscope  





Matinee Classics - '1941' starring Dan Dykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee, Tim Matheson, Toshiro Mifune, Warren Oates, Robert Stack, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen, Eddie Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, ianneKay, Slim Pickens, Wendie Jo Sperber, Lionel Stander, Jordan Brian, John Candy, Perry Lang, Patti LuPone, Frank McRae, Steven Mond, Michael McKean, John Landis, Mickey Rourke, Joe Flaherty, Ignatius Wolfington, Lucille Benson, Elisha Cook Jr. and Susan Bac
Matinee Classics - Hercules in the Haunted World
Matinee Classics - Captain Horatio Hornblower starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Terence Morgan, Moultrie, Kelsall, James Kenney, James Robertson, Denis O'Dea, Richard Hearne, Michael Dolan, Stanley Baker, Alec Mango, Christopher Lee and Diane Cilento
Matinee Classics - The Three Musketeers starring Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Geraldine Chaplin, Charlton Heston, Faye Dunaway, Christopher Lee, Simon Ward, Raquel Welch, Spike Milligan and Roy Kinnear
Matinee Classics - Scars of Dracula starring Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Christopher Matthews, Michael Gwynn, Michael Ripper, Patrick Troughton, Anouska Hempel, Wendy Hamilton and Bob Todd
Matinee Classics - Taste the Blood of Dracula starring Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden, Peter Sallis, Anthony Corlan, Isla Blair, John Carson, Martin Jarvis, Ralph Bates, Roy Kinnear, Michael Ripper, Russell Hunter, Shirley Jaffe, Keith Marsh, Reginald Barratt and Madeline Smith
Matinee Classics - Ten Little Indians starring Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian Forte, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Marianne Hoppe, Mario Adorf and Christopher Lee
Matinee Classics - The Crimson Pirate starring Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Leslie Bradley, James Hayter, Torin Thatcher, Frederick Leister, Margot Grahame, Noel Purcell, Christopher Lee, Dana Wynter and Margot Grahame
Matinee Classics - The Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Hazel Court, Valerie Court, Noel Hood, Melvyn Hayes, Paul Hardtmuth and Fred Johnson


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