Sir Christopher Lee

Film Legend Sir Christoper Lee Dies at 93

Sir Christopher leeToday the film world received some very sad news, Screen legend, Sir Christopher Lee, famous for roles in Count Dracula, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars died in hospital after suffering respiratory problems.

From Count Dracula to Star Wars, Christopher Lee had one of the most varied careers in the business. He initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles Sir Christopher Leeinclude Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005). His recent work includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game, The Girl from Nagasaki, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and he recently completed comedy/drama, Angels in Notting Hill.

Sir Christopher Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011 and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013.

For more film news, sign up to our newsletter.

Leave a Reply