Christopher Lee

27 May 1922

Actor

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II and III (2002, 2005) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice. Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

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Filmography (131 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Extraordinary Tales
Genre: Horror, Animation, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Narrator · Roderick Usher · Frederick (voice))
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Saruman)
(movie, 2013)
···Night Train to Lisbon
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Father Bartolomeu)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Saruman)
Role: Actor (as The Narrator)
(movie, 2012)
···Dark Shadows
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Clarney)
(movie, 2011)
···Hugo
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Monsieur Labisse)
(movie, 2011)
···The Wicker Tree
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Old Man)
(movie, 2011)
···The Resident
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as August)
(movie, 2011)
···Season of the Witch
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Cardinal D'Ambroise)
(movie, 2010)
···Burke & Hare
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Old Joseph)
(movie, 2010)
···The Heavy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Mr. Mason)
(movie, 2010)
8.1Alice in Wonderland
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as The Jabberwocky (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Glorious 39
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Older Walter Page)
(movie, 2009)
···Boogie Woogie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alfred Rhinegold)
(movie, 2009)
···Triage
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2008)
···Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Genre: Thriller, Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Count Dooku (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···The Colour of Magic
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Death (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···The Golden Compass
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as First High Councilor)
(movie, 2005)
···Corpse Bride
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Animation, Music
Role: Actor (as Pastor Galswells (voice))
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Wonka)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Count Dooku)
(movie, 2005)
···Pope John Paul II
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Emerich)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Heinrich von Garten)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as saruman)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Saruman (extended edition))
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Saruman)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Saruman)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Count Dooku)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Saruman)
(mini-series, 2000)
···Ghost Stories for Christmas
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as M.R James)
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Count Ottokar Graf Czernin)
(movie, 1999)
···Sleepy Hollow
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Burgomaster)
(movie, 1998)
···Jinnah
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Mohammed Ali Jinnah)
(movie, 1997)
···The Odyssey
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Tiresias)
(series, 1997)
···Soul Music
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Death)
(mini-series, 1997)
···Wyrd Sisters
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Death)
(movie, 1995)
···Moses
Genre: Crime, Adventure, Biography
Role: Actor (as Ramses)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Commandant Rakov)
(movie, 1994)
···A Feast at Midnight
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as V. E. 'Raptor' Longfellow)
(movie, 1994)
···Funny Man
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Callum Chance)
(movie, 1993)
···Death Train
Genre: TV Movie, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as General Konstanin Benin)
(movie, 1992)
···Incident at Victoria Falls
Genre: Drama, Crime, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 1991)
···Journey of Honor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 1990)
···Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Doctor Catheter)
(movie, 1990)
···Treasure Island
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Blind Pew)
(movie, 1990)
···The Rainbow Thief
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Uncle Rudolf)
(movie, 1989)
···La révolution française
Genre: History
Role: Actor (as Sanson)
(movie, 1989)
···La chute des aigles
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Walter Strauss)
(movie, 1989)
···Murder Story
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Willard Hope)
(movie, 1987)
···Mio min Mio
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Family
Role: Actor (as Kato)
(movie, 1986)
···Shaka Zulu
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Lord Bathurst)
(movie, 1986)
···The Disputation
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as King James of Aragon)
(movie, 1985)
···Mask of Murder
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich)
(movie, 1984)
···The Rosebud Beach Hotel
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Clifford King)
(movie, 1983)
···House of the Long Shadows
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Corrigan)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Role: Actor (as Mr. Midnight)
(movie, 1982)
···The Last Unicorn
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as King Haggard (voice))
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Prince Philip)
(movie, 1982)
···Safari 3000
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Role: Actor (as Count Borgia)
(movie, 1981)
···Goliath Awaits
Genre: Drama, Romance, Adventure
Role: Actor (as John McKenzie)
(movie, 1980)
···Once Upon a Spy
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marcus Valorium)
(movie, 1979)
···1941
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt)
(movie, 1979)
···Bear Island
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lechinski)
(movie, 1979)
···Jaguar Lives!
Genre: Action, Crime, Sport
Role: Actor (as Adam Caine)
(movie, 1978)
···Return From Witch Mountain
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Victor Gannon)
(movie, 1978)
···Caravans
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Sardar Khan)
(movie, 1977)
···Airport '77
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Martin Wallace)
(movie, 1976)
···To the Devil a Daughter
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Father Michael)
(movie, 1976)
···Albino
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Bill)
(movie, 1976)
···The Keeper
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as The Keeper)
(movie, 1975)
···Diagnosis: Murder
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Stephen Hayward)
(movie, 1974)
···The Four Musketeers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rochefort)
(movie, 1974)
···The Man with the Golden Gun
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Francisco Scaramanga)
(movie, 1974)
···The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Count Dracula)
(movie, 1973)
···The Three Musketeers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rochefort)
(movie, 1973)
···The Wicker Man
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lord Summerisle)
(movie, 1973)
···Dark Places
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Ian Mandeville)
(movie, 1973)
···Nothing But the Night
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Col. Charles Bingham)
(movie, 1973)
···Poor Devil
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Lucifer)
(movie, 1972)
···Horror Express
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton)
(movie, 1972)
···Dracula A.D. 1972
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Count Dracula)
(movie, 1971)
···Hannie Caulder
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Bailey)
(movie, 1971)
···I, Monster
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Charles Marlowe)
(movie, 1971)
···The House That Dripped Blood
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet"))
(movie, 1970)
···Scars of Dracula
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Dracula)
(movie, 1970)
···Eugenie
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Dolmance)
(movie, 1970)
···Il trono di fuoco
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Judge Jeffries)
(movie, 1970)
···Taste the Blood of Dracula
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dracula)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mycroft Holmes)
(movie, 1968)
···The Devil Rides Out
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Duc de Richleau)
(movie, 1968)
···Curse of the Crimson Altar
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Morley)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dracula)
(movie, 1968)
···The Blood of Fu Manchu
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Fu Manchu)
(movie, 1968)
···The Face of Eve
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Colonel Stuart)
Genre: History, Horror, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Count Frederic Regula)
(movie, 1967)
···Night of the Big Heat
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Godfrey Hanson)
(movie, 1966)
···Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Count Dracula)
(movie, 1966)
···Circus of Fear
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gregor)
(movie, 1966)
···The Brides of Fu Manchu
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Fu Manchu)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Franklyn Marsh (segment "Disembodied Hand"))
(movie, 1965)
···The Face of Fu Manchu
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fu Manchu)
(movie, 1964)
···Il castello dei morti vivi
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Count Drago)
(movie, 1964)
···La cripta e l'incubo
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Count Ludwig Karnstein)
(movie, 1964)
···The Devil-Ship Pirates
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Captain Robeles)
(movie, 1964)
···The Gorgon
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Prof. Karl Meister)
(movie, 1963)
···La frusta e il corpo
Genre: Mystery, Horror
Role: Actor (as Kurt Menliff)
(movie, 1963)
···Katarsis
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Mephistoles)
(movie, 1963)
···La vergine di Norimberga
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Erich)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 1962)
···The Pirates of Blood River
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Captain LaRoche)
(movie, 1961)
···Ercole al centro della terra
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as King Lico (Licos))
(movie, 1961)
···Taste of Fear
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Doctor Pierre Gerrard)
(movie, 1961)
···The Terror of the Tongs
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chung King)
(movie, 1960)
···Beat Girl
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Kenny King)
(movie, 1960)
···The City of the Dead
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alan Driscoll)
(movie, 1960)
···The Hands of Orlac
Genre: Crime, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nero the magician)
(movie, 1960)
···The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Genre: Horror, Romance, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Paul Allen)
(movie, 1960)
···Too Hot to Handle
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Novak)
(movie, 1959)
···The Mummy
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Kharis, the Mummy)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sir Henry)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Pierre Gerrard)
(movie, 1959)
···The Treasure of San Teresa
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jaeger)
(movie, 1958)
···Dracula
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Count Dracula)
(movie, 1958)
···Corridors of Blood
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Resurrection Joe)
(movie, 1957)
···The Curse of Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Creature)
(movie, 1952)
···Moulin Rouge
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Music
Role: Actor (as Georges Seurat)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Spanish Captain)
(movie, 1948)
···Penny and the Pownall Case
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jonathan Blair)