Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Highest Rated: 100% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

Birthday: May 27, 1922

Birthplace: Belgravia, London, England, UK

Self-described with typical good humor as "tall, dark and gruesome," Christopher Lee was a remarkably prolific leading man and character actor whose six decades-long film career made him among the world's most popular and recognizable performers. He languished in bit roles for almost a decade before achieving instant fame as an elegant and sexually charged Count Dracula in "Horror of Dracula" (1958) for England's legendary Hammer Studios. Its success led to almost two decades of fright fare, during which he brought elegance and devilish charm to some of the most memorable figures in horror, including the Frankenstein Monster, the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Fu Manchu. In the 1970s, he grew weary of the typecasting and successfully distanced himself from the genre with roles in Richard Lester's "Three Musketeers" (1973), "Airport '77" (1977), "1941" (1979) and even a deftly comic appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). He remained exceptionally active into the 1980s and 1990s in American and international productions and television, and enjoyed a spectacular third act with significant parts in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" (1998), Episodes II and III of the "Star Wars" saga, and Peter Jackson's epic "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-03). An icon to several generations of fans and filmmakers, Lee's acting career continued into his ninth decade. His death from heart failure at the age of 93 on June 7, 2015, provoked outpourings of warm remembrances from generations of fans and fellow actors.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunting of the Snark Narrator (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face of Unity Unknown (Character) - 2014
59% 74% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman (Character) $255.1M 2014
No Score Yet 75% Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics Narrator - 2013
41% 61% Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartolomeu (Character) - 2013
74% 85% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Saruman (Character) $258.4M 2013
58% 50% Extraordinary Tales Narrator: The Fall of the House of Usher (Voice) - 2013
64% 83% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman (Character) $303M 2012
35% 46% Dark Shadows Clarney (Character) $79.7M 2012
93% 78% Hugo Monsieur Labisse (Character) $73.8M 2011
11% 30% Season of the Witch Cardinal D'Ambroise (Character) $24.8M 2011
34% 27% The Resident August (Character) - 2011
32% 35% Burke & Hare Old Joseph (Character) $947 2010
No Score Yet 23% The Heavy Mr. Mason (Character) - 2010
27% 10% The Wicker Tree Old Man (Character) - 2010
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Jabberwocky (Voice) $334.2M 2010
33% 22% Boogie Woogie Alfred Rhinegold (Character) $1.8K 2009
No Score Yet 53% Triage Joaquín Morales (Character) - 2009
44% 42% Glorious 39 Walter (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanex Files: Hammer Films Unknown (Character) - 2008
18% 40% Star Wars: The Clone Wars Count Dooku (Voice) $456.8K 2008
80% 67% Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs Narrator - 2007
42% 51% The Golden Compass First High Councillor (Character) $70.1M 2007
No Score Yet 67% Greyfriars Bobby Unknown (Character) - 2005
84% 77% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Pastor Galswells (Voice) $53.4M 2005
80% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus (Character) $380.3M 2005
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka's Father (Character) $206.5M 2005
No Score Yet 45% The Crimson Rivers II: The Angels of the Apocalypse Heinrich von Garten (Character) - 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman (Character) $377.8M 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saruman (Character) $342.6M 2002
65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Count Dooku (Character) $310.7M 2002
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saruman (Character) $315.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do or Die Writer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rubicon Writer - 2001
40% 59% Gormenghast Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Adventures in the Secret Service Count Ottokar Graf Czernin (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Men's Business Writer - 1999
69% 80% Sleepy Hollow Magistrate (Character) $101.1M 1999
No Score Yet 84% Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Character) - 1998
17% 16% Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Discworld: Soul Music Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alisea and the Dream Prince Azaret (Character) - 1996
20% 37% The Stupids Evil Sender (Character) $2.4M 1996
No Score Yet 65% A Feast at Midnight V. E. "Raptor" Longfellow (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 92% Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 53% Funny Man Callum Chance (Character) - 1994
0% 22% Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Commandant Rakov (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 34% Death Train General Konstantin Benin (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Vision Mr. Bernard (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shogun Mayeda King Philip (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 77% Treasure Island Blind Pew (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 37% The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 27% Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Doctor Pearson (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 0% Honeymoon Academy Lazos (Character) $45.3K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Care of Time Karlis Zander (Character) - 1990
71% 57% Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter (Character) $40.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution Sanson (Character) - 1989
60% 34% The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Terrible Years Sanson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Revolution: The Light Years Sanson (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Story Willard Hope (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Mission Luis Morel Stuart (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 56% The Land of Faraway Kato (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 14% Jocks President White (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Peter Storm (Character) - 1986
31% 14% Howling II ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf Stefan Crosscoe (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 0% The Rosebud Beach Hotel Mr. Clifford King (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 42% House of the Long Shadows Corrigan (Character) - 1983
60% 40% The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight (Character) - 1983
76% 86% The Last Unicorn King Haggard (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Prince Philip (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 9% Safari 3000 Count Borgia (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% The Salamander Prince Baldasar (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 39% An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 76% Serial Luckman Skull (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 83% Desperate Moves Dr. Carl Boxer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 28% Bear Island Lechinski (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Spy Marcus Valorium (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 72% Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer (Voice) - 1979
No Score Yet 37% The Passage The Gypsy (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 36% Arabian Adventure Caliph Alquazar (Character) - 1979
38% 59% Circle of Iron Zetan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 13% Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine (Character) - 1979
42% 48% 1941 Captain Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 77% Captain America II Miguel (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirate Samir Al Fay (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 58% Caravans Sardar Khan (Character) - 1978
50% 40% Return From Witch Mountain Victor (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 37% Starship Invasions Captain Rameses (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meatcleaver Massacre Unknown (Character) - 1977
33% 32% Airport '77 Martin Wallace (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Death Bill (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 11% End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Keeper The Keeper (Character) - 1976
40% 38% To the Devil a Daughter Father Michael (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 80% Dracula and Son Dracula père/Le prince des Ténèbres/Prince of Darkness (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Undead Unknown (Character) - 1975
76% 74% The Four Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Stephen Hayward (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 10% Killer Force Major Chilton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Places Dr. Ian Mandeville (Character) - 1974
40% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga (Character) - 1974
83% 53% The Creeping Flesh James Hildern (Character) - 1973
86% 77% The Three Musketeers Rochefort (Character) - 1973
20% 30% The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 32% Nothing but the Night Col. Charles Bingham (Character) - 1973
89% 82% The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle (Character) $60.9K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poor Devil Lucifer (Character) - 1972
79% 52% Horror Express Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (Character) - 1972
91% 44% Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 (Character) - 1972
22% 40% Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 54% Hannie Caulder Bailey (Character) - 1971
92% 57% The House That Dripped Blood John Reid (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 41% I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 62% Cuadecuc, Vampir Himself/Count Dracula (Character) - 1970
64% 55% Taste the Blood of Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 52% Eugenie Dolmance (Character) - 1970
89% 72% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes (Character) - 1970
43% 44% Scars of Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 45% Count Dracula Dracula (Character) - 1970
40% 35% Julius Caesar Artemidorus (Character) - 1970
63% 29% Scream and Scream Again Fremont (Character) - 1970
79% 61% Dracula Has Risen From the Grave Dracula (Character) - 1969
50% 37% The Oblong Box Dr. Newhartt (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 21% Night of the Blood Monster Lord George Jeffries (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 10% The Castle of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 17% The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 31% The Crimson Cult J. D. Morley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 3% The Blood of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Colonel Stuart (Character) - 1968
95% 75% The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of the Burning Doomed Godfrey Hanson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Dragon 4 (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 41% The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Count Frederic Regula/Graf von Andomai (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 29% The Brides of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 34% Circus of Fear Gregor (Character) - 1966
80% 65% Dracula, Prince of Darkness Count Dracula (Character) - 1966
43% 40% Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% The Virgin of Nuremberg (La vergine di Norimberga) Unknown (Character) - 1965
80% 30% The Face of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 28% She Billali (Character) - 1965
100% 62% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 56% The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 15% Castle of the Living Dead Count Drago (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Terror in the Crypt Count Ludwig Karnstein (Character) - 1964
64% 48% The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horror Castle Erich (Character) - 1963
71% 68% What! Kurt Menliff (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 35% Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Red Orchid Captain Allerman (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Daffodil Ling Chu (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 17% The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche (Character) - 1962
57% 54% Hercules in the Haunted World King Lico (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror of the Tongs Chung King (Character) - 1961
83% 50% The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Paul Allen (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 44% Too Hot to Handle Novak (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missile From Hell Brunner (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 43% The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 47% Wild for Kicks Kenny King (Character) - 1960
67% 66% Horror Hotel Prof. Alan Driscoll (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 33% The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Pierre Gerrard (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Icons Of Adventure Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 40% Uncle Was a Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten (Character) - 1959
94% 72% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry (Character) - 1959
89% 64% The Mummy Kharis (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 46% A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 49% Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe (Character) - 1958
90% 80% Horror of Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Played With Fire Charles Highbury (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missiles From Hell Labour Camp Capt., Men's Section (Character) - 1958
76% 68% Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accursed Doctor Neumann (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi (Character) - 1957
80% 77% The Curse of Frankenstein Creature (Character) - 1957
82% 72% Pursuit of the Graf Spee Manolo (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port Afrique Franz Vermes (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Lady Captain (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias John Preston John Preston (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 14% Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock (Character) - 1955
70% 90% Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bombay Waterfront Sir Felix Raybourne (Character) - 1952
100% 84% The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song for Tomorrow Auguste (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corridor of Mirrors Charles (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 72% Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night With You Pirelli's Assistant (Character) - 1948

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colour of Magic Unknown (Voice) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Century of Sci-Fi Narrator 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Beginning... Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 100 Years of Horror Host 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivanhoe Unknown (Character) 1997
77% 81% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Far Pavilions Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goliath Awaits Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odyssey Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Matador (Character) 1953-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colonel March of Scotland Yard jeanpierre (Guest Star) 1955

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