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Chris Lee | Cristopher Lee | Sir Christopher Lee
6' 5" (1.96 m)
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[on the Italian films he worked on] The only major difference I noticed in these films was that [Mario Bava
] used a great deal of highly imaginative lighting, as befitted a great cameraman. Steno
was more precise and disciplined, and had very definite ideas which were almost always right. [Antonio Margheriti
] seemed to have more money to spend and was much more flexible, and certainly used ...
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 role, 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 played characters from upper class