"The Constant Nymph" (1948) (as "Roberto the Butler") Worthing
Chris Lee | Cristopher Lee | Sir Christopher Lee
6' 5" (1.96 m)
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[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.
A 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 part, 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....
Frequently plays imposing, menacing villains