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  Christopher Lee as Saruman the White: Lord of the Rings Pictures, Biography, Pics, Interview, Photos, Gallery
Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, born in Belgravia, London, entered the film industry in 1947 and was for a time under contract to the Rank Organisation.
Lee is the only actor who has portrayed Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft, and he executed both King Charles, the First of England and King Louis the Sixteenth of France.
Lee is listed in the Guiness Book of Movie Facts and Feats as being the international star with the most screen credits, numbering nearly 300 film and television productions, and was recently awarded the London Film Critics Dilys Powell 94 award for his work as an actor and for his services to the film industry.
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  Christopher Lee
(Lee's mother's family, the Carandinis, are one of the oldest in Italy.) Following the divorce of his parents in 1928, life became difficult his mother remarried, only to face further difficulties when her second husband became bankrupt.
Lee was forced to abandon a promising academic career, leaving Wellington College in 1939, a year before he was due to complete his studies.
Lee emigrated to Vaud in Switzerland in 1962, Christopher taking the opportunity to expand his career and escape Britain's punishing taxation.
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 Christopher Lee
Lee is simply brilliant in this film, going from a polite gentleman to a frightening madman.
I may not enjoy all the films I've seen Christopher Lee in, but his performance is always superb and well done.
Christopher Lee has given so much to the world of horror films, he is simply put.....a living legend.
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 TheForce.net | Jedi Council | Interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Interview with Sir Christopher Lee - Count Dooku in Episode II Mark Dermul, Publisher of the Autograph Bounty Hunter (www.bountyhunter.tk) and PR Manager of Teekay-421 (the Belgian Star Wars Fan Club - www.teekay-421.be) have granted TFN the right to republish a few interviews they've done in the past few months right here on TFN.
Christopher Lee became world famous for his role as a dark and gruesome count.
Christopher Lee has appeared in more sword fights in front of the camera than probably any other actor in history has.
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 Christopher Lee
Throughout his years of study, Lee was in the top ranking at squash, racquets and fencing, and was equally at home at cricket, rugby, football and hockey.
Lee's big break in film came in 1957 when he played the monster in a Hammer Films' remake called Curse of Frankenstein.
Throughout his many years in front of the camera, Lee has portrayed Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft, made powerful performances as King Charles the First of England and King Louis the Sixteenth of France, and he has appeared in more sword fights in front of the camera than probably any other actor in history.
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 Christopher Lee: Dark Charisma + Vampires Then and Now
Christopher Lee, born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27, 1922 in London, England to an Italian contessa and a colonel in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, has played Count Dracula no less than nine times in the cinema.
Lee was first exposed to theatrics in school, and he later became a classical scholar at Wellington College.
Lee did not like the film, however, vowing to never do the part again.
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 Sherlock Holmes and Christopher Lee: An Overview
While a radically different characterization was given from the old Karloff version of the monster, Lee managed to create, without a doubt, a remarkable creature, filled with a pathos that would never again be equalled by Hammer in their follow-up series.
Christopher Lee certainly demonstrated a superior ability at movement and mime in his performance, excelling this performance only in the even more demanding role of “The Mummy”.
It is interesting to watch Lee and Landi interact on-screen as Baskerville has to deal with the girl’s switch from inviting and elusive sexuality to a harpy of vengeance.
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 Interview Extract: Christopher Lee
This is an extract from the interview with Christopher Lee which appeared in #16 of the fanzine The House That Hammer Built.
Christopher Lee and James Carreas at the presentation of the Queen's Award to Industry Hammer Films received in 1968.
Lee says he was never asked to appear in this sequel to Dracula, which had reportedly saved Universal from bankruptcy.
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 Christopher Lee | Actors | Movie Forum
His popular success with the role meant that Lee was practically forced by Hammer to do a series of increasingly corny sequels, finally concluding with The Satanic Rites Of Dracula in 1973 when he decided that enough was enough.
Lee's next stop was Hollywood, and the varied roles of Bond baddie Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun, Rocheforte in The Three Musketeers and a gay biker in Serial.
Christopher Lee may not be the popular handsome leading man of the nineties like the Tom Cruises and Kevin Costners of this world, but he is one of the most proficient and prolific character actors any director could hope to have in a production.
www.movieforum.com /people/actors/christopherlee/index.shtml   (846 words)

  
 THE CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION - DVD
A cameo by Klaus Kinski is of interest but, like Lee's shrouded turn, the picture is mainly a curiosity for film historians, Lee fanatics, and devotees of stock footage and unimaginative screenwriting and direction.
Most illuminating, probably, is Lee saying that Orientals need not lose face (it's a good thing that the ol' skin is pretty thick by now), and Shirley Eaton has a few tales out of school that hint at what the docu could have been.
Lee is again interesting as the titular bogey, sinister and a little desperate at times, while Tsai Chin reprises her role as his evil-doing daughter.
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 Legend ~ Christopher Lee
In the original, Christopher Lee played Lord Summerisle, head of a pagan community on a remote Scottish island where locals resort to human sacrifice when the crops fail.
When Lee left Hammer for good in 1973, his farewell performance was as a pagan on a remote island community in Scotland.
Christopher Lee put on the mantle of the Count inside the Star Wars universe while counting through multiple layers associated with the personal 9 year.
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 TheOneRing.net™ | Movies | Cast | Christopher Lee as Saruman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Numbered among those credits are the sinister roles which Lee created for Hammer, the British production company which in the 1950s revived the public's fascination with 'horror movies.
He was also Lord Summerisle, the leader of the pagan cult, in The Wicker Man; Dr Catheter, the medical genius behind the Splice of Life laboratory responsible for the 'new batch' of nasties let loose in Gremlins II; and the evil Francisco Scaramanga, James Bond's title-opponent in The Man with the Goldun Gun.
Christopher Lee continues to demonstrate his extraordinary versatility in the film roles that rane from his inter-galactic apppearance as Count Dooku /Darth Tyranus in Star Wars: Episode II to his portrayal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan, in the 1998 film Jinnah.
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 Christopher Lee Photos - Christopher Lee News - Christopher Lee Information
Christopher consider 'Jinnah' the most important part that he's ever played as an actor.
Christopher has appeared in more sword fights on tv or in the movies than probably any other actor in acting history.
Christopher was completely blind when he wore the red contacts for the role of Dracula.
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 Christopher Lee @ Filmbug
Prior to his roles in these blockbusters, Lee starred in the critically acclaimed independent picture Jinnah, which he considers the most important movie of his career, and the epic BBC miniseries Gormenghast.
Lee was educated at Summer Fields preparatory school and took a scholarship at Eton College and Wellington College, where he was a classical scholar in Greek and Latin.
Lee is listed in the Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats as being the international star with the most screen credits.
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 Christopher Lee - MovieActors.com
Christopher Lee was born on May 27, 1922 in Belgravia, London, England.
In 2001, Christopher Lee was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the film and television industries.
In the early 2000 Christopher Lee's career was revitalized, by his appearances in two blockbuster films THE LORD OF THE RINGS as Saruman the White and STAR WARS as Count Dooku.
www.movieactors.com /actors/christopherlee.htm   (337 words)

  
 Indiana Jones: Biography | Christopher Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Lee's most legendary role is that of Dracula, which he first portrayed in 1958's The Horror of Dracula.
In the 1970s, Lee expanded beyond horror films to such work as The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, and The Man With the Golden Gun.
Lee's autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome, was published in 1977 and updated in 1997.
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 Christopher Lee, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Christopher Lee is currently Associate Principal Flute of the Toronto Philharmonia.
He joined the orchestra in 1990 and also held the Principal Flute position with the Band of The Royal Regiment of Canada from 1988 to 1991, an ensemble with which he toured and recorded.
Les Six made their debut concert in March of 1997 which was recorded and broadcast by CBC Stereo.
www.christopherlee.ca /bio.shtml   (422 words)

  
 Star Wars: Biography | Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee has defined the macabre for generations of horror film enthusiasts.
Lee's most legendary role is that of Dracula, which he first portrayed in 1958's The Horror of Dracula.
Lee's lengthy filmography includes: The Face of Fu Manchu, Rasputin: The Mad Monk, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Theatre of Death, The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, The Man With the Golden Gun, and most recently The Lord of the Rings currently in production.
www.starwars.com /bio/christopherlee.html   (271 words)

  
 S W A D - Lee, Christopher
Christopher Lee was born May 27, 1922 in London, England, UK.
Lee is a classically trained singer but didn't often use his talent in film (a shame really - scroll down to CDs and listen to a recent recording of Mr.
Lee found the role of Count Dooku intriguing and was eager to immerse himself in the role.
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 Christopher Lee | Film Picks| Movie Forum
Christopher Lee gets very few lines, and most are surprisingly normal, coming from the very start of the film when the Count plays hotel porter to Jonathan Harker.
However, Lee's mere physical presence in the film makes it a worthwhile watch, as do the special effects for when Dracula disintegrates (this being quite frankly stunning given that this was back in the good old days when they didn't have CGI).
Lee plays Nero, a stage magician who flmails a pianist into thinking that he has a murder's hands.
www.movieforum.com /people/actors/christopherlee/movies.shtml   (778 words)

  
 Christopher Lee - Actor Movie Reviews at TopTenReviews.com
Christopher Lee returns as Sax Rohmer's insidious Asian villain Fu Manchu for the second of his five vehicles.
An English anthropologist (Christopher Lee) has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link.
Kurt Menliff (Christopher Lee) is a ruthless and sadistic 19th Century nobleman who returns to his seafront castle home after years of wondering and is immediately at odds with his invalid father, a Count, as well as Kurt's spinless younger brother...more about Whip and the Body
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 STAR PROFILE: CHRISTOPHER LEE
Christopher Lee was born on May 27, 1922, in London.
Despite his many successful portrayals of the King of the Vampires, Lee regrets that he was never able to play the role as it was originally written by Bram Stoker.
Lee recently held a CD signing at Forbidden Planet in London which was a great success.
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 OGaming - Exclusive Interview with Christopher Lee Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
You might not recognize the name, but unless you’ve been living on Mars for the past five decades, the face is sure to be familiar.
Consider just a few of the timeless parts actor Christopher Lee has played, from Star WarsCount Dooku to The Lord of the RingsSaruman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Dr. Wonka.
Christopher Lee: To put it simply, he is an overlord.
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 The Avengers Forever: Christopher Lee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Born May 27 1922 in London, England, Christopher Lee is, of course, perhaps the last great horror star.
Rather charmingly, Lee and Patrick Macnee are schoolfriends, and played Holmes and Watson in a pair of little-seen early 90's TV movies, under the banner The Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes.
Lee also played Mycroft, the slightly smarter brother, in Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, which showed some of his overlooked talent for sardonic comedy, also hinted at in "The Interrogators."
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 Christopher Lee Current Month TV Schedule
Christopher Lee bio, photo gallery, TV listings and more on TVGuide.com
View Christopher Lee videos, clips, interviews and more in TV Guide's Online Video Guide.
Starring Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Leo Genn, Margaret Lee, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache.
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