In a career spanning seven decades, Sir Christopher had over 280 screen credits in film and TV, and brought some of cinema's most iconic characters to life - Dracula, Saruman, Mycroft Holmes, Count Dooku, Frankenstein's monster, The Wicker Man's Lord Summerisle and James Bond villain Scaramanga, to name just a few.
Take a look back at some of his most memorable career moments below:
1940s: Career beginnings with Rank
Sir Christopher Lee started his film career in the late 1940s following service in the Raf during World War II.
After the war ended, he turned down his old job at pharmaceutical company Beechams to train at the Rank Organisation's Company of Youth - nicknamed the 'Rank Charm School'.
1957: The Curse of Frankenstein
He made his debut with gothic horror producers Hammer Films in The Curse of Frankenstein.