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Christopher Lee (I) (1922–2015)

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film, The... See full bio »

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 2017 The Time War (filming)
Narrator (voice)
 2017 The Hunting of the Snark
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Angels in Notting Hill
The Boss / Mr. President (voice)
 2013 Extraordinary Tales
Narrator (segment "The Fall of the House of Usher") (voice)
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Father Bartolomeu
 2011 Hugo
Monsieur Labisse
 2011 The Resident
 2010 The Heavy
Mr. Mason
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Jabberwocky (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
 2009 Triage
Joaquín Morales
 2009 Boogie Woogie
Mr. Alfred Rhinegold
 1996 The Stupids
Evil Sender
 1994 A Feast at Midnight
 1994 Funny Man
Callum Chance
 1992 Cyber Eden
 1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
Dr. Pearson
 1991 Journey of Honor
King Philip
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Uncle Rudolf
 1990 L'avaro
Cardinale Spinosi
 1989 Murder Story
Willard Hope
 1989 La chute des aigles
Walter Strauss
 1988 Olympus Force: The Key
 1988 Mask of Murder
Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
 1988 Dark Mission: Evil Flowers
Luis Morel
 1987 The Girl
Peter Storm
 1987 Mio min Mio
 1986 Jocks
President White
 1984 The Bengal Lancers!
Sir James Hunter
 1982 The Last Unicorn
King Haggard (English, German version, voice)
 1982 Safari 3000
Count Borgia
 1981 Steigler and Steigler
Dr. Carl Boxer
 1981 An Eye for an Eye
Morgan Canfield
 1981 The Salamander
Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
 1980 Serial
Luckman Skull
 1979 Bear Island
 1979 Jaguar Lives!
Adam Caine
 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy
Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / The Puppeteer / ... (voice)
 1979 Arabian Adventure
Caliph Alquazar
 1979 The Passage
The Gypsy
 1978 Caravans
Sardar Khan
 1978 Circle of Iron
 1977 Starship Invasions
Capt. Rameses
 1977 End of the World
Father Pergado / Zindar
 1977 Meatcleaver Massacre
On-Screen Narrator
 1976 Dracula and Son
 1976 Killer Force
Maj. Chilton
 1976 The Keeper
The Keeper
 1975 Diagnosis: Murder
Dr. Stephen Hayward
 1975 Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline
Satanus / Van Krig
 1973 Dark Places
Dr. Ian Mandeville
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Colonel Bingham
 1972 Raw Meat
Stratton-Villiers, MI5
 1971 Hannie Caulder
 1971 I, Monster
Marlowe / Blake
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
John Reid (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
 1970 Umbracle
The Man
 1970 Scars of Dracula
 1970 One More Time
Dracula (uncredited)
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
 1969 The Magic Christian
Ship's Vampire
 1968 The Crimson Cult
 1968 Eve
Colonel Stuart
 1967 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
Count Frederic Regula / Graf von Andomai
 1967 Five Golden Dragons
Dragon #4
 1967 Blood Fiend
Philippe Darvas
 1967 Island of the Burning Damned
Godfrey Hanson
 1966 Psycho-Circus
 1965 Ten Little Indians
Mr. U. N. Owen (voice, uncredited)
 1965 The Skull
Sir Matthew Phillips
 1965/I She
 1964 The Gorgon
Prof. Karl Meister
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates
Captain Robeles
 1963 The Whip and the Body
Kurt Menliff
 1963 Horror Castle
Erich (as Cristopher Lee)
 1962 Stranglehold
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Baron Ferdi von Staub
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Capt. LaRoche
 1962 Secret of the Red Orchid
Captain Allerman
 1961 The Devil's Daffodil
Ling Chu
 1961 Scream of Fear
Dr. Pierre Gerrard
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs
Chung King
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Nero the Magician
 1960 Wild for Kicks
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
Paul Allen
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
 1959 Tempi duri per i vampiri
Baron Roderico da Frankurten
 1959 Hot Money Girl
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death
Dr. Pierre Gerrard
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Resurrection Joe
 1958 Missiles from Hell
 1957 The Truth About Women
Francois Thiers
 1957 Bitter Victory
Sergeant Barney
 1957 Stowaway Girl
Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1957 She Played with Fire
Charles Highbury
 1957 The Accursed
Doctor Neumann
 1957 Night Ambush
German officer at dentists
 1956 Beyond Mombasa
Gil Rossi
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
 1956 Port Afrique
Franz Vermes
 1956 Alexander the Great
Nectenabus (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Private's Progress
Major Schultz (uncredited)
 1955 Alias John Preston
John Preston
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Alan Greves - Submarine Commander
 1955 Police Dog
Johnny, a constable
 1955 That Lady
 1954 Destination Milan
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Lieutenant Whitlock (uncredited)
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Georges Seurat (uncredited)
 1952 Babes in Bagdad
Slave dealer
 1952 Bombay Waterfront
Sir Felix Raybourne
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Russian Agent (uncredited)
 1952 The Crimson Pirate
Joseph - Military Attaché
 1951 Valley of the Eagles
Det. Holt
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Spanish Captain
 1950 Prelude to Fame
 1950 They Were Not Divided
Chris Lewis
 1949 The Gay Lady
Hon. Bongo Icklesham
 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case
Jonathan Blair
 1948 A Song for Tomorrow
 1948 Hamlet
Spear Carrier (uncredited)
 1948 One Night with You
Pirelli's Assistant
 1948 Corridor of Mirrors
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Other Works:

Stage: "By Candlelight" (1948) (as "a servant") Worthing See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 12 Interviews | 37 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chris Lee | Cristopher Lee | Sir Christopher Lee


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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You can never be a proper actor without good instincts. See more »


He made six films with Johnny Depp: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Hugo (2011) and Dark Shadows (2012). See more »


Frequently played imposing, menacing villains See more »



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