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Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Birth Place: Belgravia, London, England
Date Of Birth: May 27, 1922
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Classically trained singer.

Fluent in German, French, Italian and Spanish. Speaks a fair amount of Swedish, Russian and Greek.

Favorite director is Tim Burton.

The only Lord of the Rings cast member who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

Favorite Lord of the Rings character is Gandalf; in fact it was a lifelong dream for him to portray the character. However his age and physical limitations preventing him from being considered. Ian McKellen would play Gandalf and Christopher Lee would play Saruman.

Reads The Lord of the Rings novels once a year.

Was upset that his only scene as Saruman in Return of the King was cut from the theatrical version. This scene was later restored in the definitive "extended edition" version of the film.

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 15
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Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:47 PM on Wed Dec 17 2014
I tried doing an impression of Christopher probably a year ago or so on my YouTube channel, and I was told a couple of times that it sounded too similar to my Tony Jay impression. They don't even have similar voices, and that somehow happened with my impression, I guess Corey Burton will probably remain better than me at doing a Christopher Lee impression (and vice versa with a Tony Jay impression [I mean, people do like his Tony Jay impression when he voiced Frollo in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. but when I made a video showing several different Tony Jay impressions including mine {under the title "Tony Jay Impression Comparisons"}, everyone liked the other 5 impressions all above Corey Burton's impression, so I guess a lot of people may think that he's better at his impression of Christopher Lee than Tony Jay]). Anyways, Christopher Lee definitely has an awesome bass voice, and he's an awesome actor/voice actor overall!
rosebr10
said at 7:28 PM on Wed Dec 17 2014
@Jacob M. Keene
Burton is certainly closer to Lee than Jay, and by the same token Burton's Jay impression hardly differs from his Lee, if at all.

I guess that's the difference between an imitator/sound-alike and a voice-double, huh? While this can surely be explained numerically with talk of frequencies with respect to one's range, I'll just say try not to think about it too much and just do the best you can. Can't please everyone, right? Pretty sure that's a statistical impossibility. ;)
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:08 PM on Fri Dec 19 2014
@rosebr10 Right.
Starscreamsfan
said at 3:14 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Jacob M. Keene Be glad that you actually can do an impression. It's quite hard to do a Lee impression. I can tell you that because I played Dracula in a stage play in my last college year. I was cast as Dracula because (this is what my acting teacher told me) I was the tallest guy in my class (6' 4'') and because of my vocal range (I could do things with my voice nobody else can do). So I studied Christopher Lee's moves, mannerisms and voice for this play and, thankfully, it went well. But believe me, it's easier to do his Dracula than most of his later roles (like Count Dooku), because his voice wasn't as deep as it is now.

You should check this out, it's a video of Lee's speaking appearances as Dracula:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epbowUDRpY0
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:03 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Starscreamsfan I see, and you can also hear his younger voice in the King Haggard sound clip here!
LordofEvil96
said at 8:33 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
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This guy, is there anything he can't do? He's acted in over 200 films in 66 years, can speak fluent French and German, hunted Nazi war criminals in World War II, and above all else he's released two metal albums.

Needless to say, Christopher Lee is one awesome human being.
CartoonFreak666
said at 8:10 AM on Tue Aug 5 2014
I loved Christopher Lee in the Hammer Dracula films.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:12 PM on Tue May 27 2014
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Happy birthday, Christopher Lee.

It will be absolutely depressing when I no longer have the chance to say that.
Fulgore2005
said at 10:34 AM on Tue May 27 2014
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Happy birthday, Christopher Lee.

A legend from Dracula and is still a legend now.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:21 AM on Tue May 27 2014
Happy Birthday, Lord Tyranus.
Ross123
said at 8:17 AM on Tue May 27 2014
Happy birthday Christopher.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:33 PM on Mon May 26 2014
Happy birthday, Christopher Lee!
Ross123
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
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Christopher is 1 of the greatest of actors. EVER. Can't believe he's in his 90's & still working.
warriorofice
said at 1:22 PM on Sun May 27 2012
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Happy Birthday! I'm impressed that at 90 you're still in the business.
Metabad
said at 7:31 PM on Mon Sep 19 2011
Christopher Lee just has one of those awesome deep voices that simply cannot be beat, he's instantly recognizable and his Saruman and Count Dooku performances are awesome. Heck, even though I've never played Kingdom Hearts or seen Alice in Wonderland, his performances in those seem badass as well, have him voice a character and it can be guaranteed that this character will be awesome.


A favorite Voice Actor
for 73 members.
Latest Reason:

"His deep booming voice it's so legendary and iconic, he was an awesome Dracula and made the best of what he could with Count Dooku."

- Autovolt
FAVORITE ROLE
Who's your favorite Christopher Lee role? *
Count Dooku
42.3% (11 votes)
Saruman the White
23.1% (6 votes)
King Haggard
11.5% (3 votes)
Death
7.7% (2 votes)
Ansem the Wise / DiZ
7.7% (2 votes)
Jabberwocky
7.7% (2 votes)
26 Total Votes