Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Date Of Birth: May 27, 1922
Birth Place: Belgravia, London, England, UK
Date Of Death: Jun 7, 2015
Cause Of Death: Heart failure

Popularity: 448th All Time, 377th This Week

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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THE VOICES OF Christopher Lee

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said at 1:49 PM on Tue May 24 2016
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This man was simply put the greatest actor ever lived... he was more than just an actor, more than an artist, he was a legend.. He achieved everything, he was perfect in everything: acting, music, writing.. I adored him in everyone of his works, he was so versatile.. I always wanted to meet him.. He was a gentleman and a knight and well deserved!

RIP Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, I will never forgot you !
said at 7:36 PM on Sat May 14 2016
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He truly had the voice of a god. RIP Christopher Lee.
said at 12:44 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
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I can't believe Christopher Lee has left the world of the living. I loved him as Dooku and Dracula, he's my favorite of the latter, and I own the first 4 Hammer films. every interview I saw seems to imply he loved everything he did, and later gained enthusiasm for stuff he never did/ turned down I never saw Lord Of The Rings in its entirety just bits and pieces and just learned this yesterday, due to not being online but RIP Christopher Lee you will be missed.
said at 3:48 AM on Mon Jun 15 2015
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Evelyn (Shadow4one)
said at 9:20 AM on Sat Jun 13 2015
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After I heard his death, it hurts me to say that I found him as a great actor with such an amazing voice!

RIP Christopher Lee. You will be missed. God Bless!
Songbird Rebel
said at 4:27 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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Upon hearing the demise of Sir Christopher Lee, I was downright distraught. Much like the deaths of Leonard Nimoy, Monty Oum, and Robin Williams, this one really hits home. My sincerest condolence goes to his family and friends. Requiescat in Pace, Sir Christopher Lee.
said at 1:42 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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I was completely shocked by this yesterday. He looked so amazing & healthy for his age and I believed that he would make it to his late 90s or maybe even 100.

But still, 93 is good going and I'm glad that he lived as long as he did.

Even though movies like Man with the Golden Gun & Attack of the Clones were average at best, he was one of the positive highlights.

And let's not forget Great movies like Dracula, Lord of the Rings trilogy just to name a few. Even great games like Kingdom Hearts 2 are some of his memorable moments.

RIP Christopher Lee, you gave us great & memorable characters such as Dracula, Saruman, Count Dooku, Ansem the Wise, Death, Scaramanga etc.

And may your legacy live on forever. I'm really gonna miss seeing you in movies from now on as you made pretty much every film you were in (including the bad ones) re watchable. Very rarely does any actor achieve that goal in my opinion.
said at 12:18 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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RIP Sir Christopher Lee! With roles like Scaramanga, Saruman the White , Cont Dooku and King Haggard you really knew how to play villains !
said at 9:15 AM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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RIP Christopher Lee, The world is a lesser place for your passing
HK-47 master
said at 12:08 AM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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R.I.P Christopher Lee

You were awesome as Count Dooku, Saruman, and the Jabberwocky
said at 11:21 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Sir Lee.
said at 7:01 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Dracula
said at 4:09 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Godspeed you amazing man, may you Rest Peacefully.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:44 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Sir Christopher Count Dooku, Saruman, Ansem the Wise Lee. You will be sorely missed. You have left behind a great legacy that will be remember for generations. Farewell good sir. Farewell.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:03 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
@Shaun Ince *remembered* I feel this site(along with Twitter) would benefit from an edit button for comments.
said at 5:56 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
@Shaun Ince And a delete button, I've said some pretty stupid things on this site.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:50 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
@shadowlord I end up misspelling words sometimes. Then I realize after I post the comment that either the word is wrong, or the grammar is wrong. Though I'm guessing a delete button for regular users would give the admins & mods less incentive to delete comments.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:20 AM on Fri Jun 12 2015
@Shaun Ince Implying that mods/admins delete comments for fun or solely because of spelling errors?
Shaun Ince
said at 8:31 AM on Fri Jun 12 2015
@TylerMirage OK that was a pretty bad thing to assume on my part. Apologies. If there is a comment that I make/made that seems grammatically wrong, or full of errors, I find it especially cringe-worthy looking back on it. I guess the better way to deal with it, is just not to type things in a rush, and read through my own comments. I wasn't really thinking with that last comment. Please don't take that as an offence.
said at 2:34 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I've haven't seen him in much, but he was very memorable as Count Dooku, Dr. Wilbur Wonka, and Francisco Scaramanga (one of the highlights of a rather average Bond film). He lived a long and great life, doing what he loved. May he rest in peace.
Dark Kuja
said at 2:34 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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said at 1:59 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I'll always remember him as Francisco Scaramanga, Count Dooku and his short roles as Ansem the Wise.

Rest in Peace Christopher Lee.
said at 1:47 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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That's interesting how his three TV roles are right at the top of the page, there.

Rest with peace, Sir Lee.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:45 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Christopher Lee. Even though he was in his 90s typing that just doesn't feel right. He had quite a life and a great career. He must have amassed fans of all ages given the stuff he was in and how long his career was. He will surely be missed by many.
said at 1:42 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P., Mr. Lee. You'll be missed.
said at 1:14 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I always had the impression that he was going to live forever or at least to the age of a hundred or so. Hearing about his passing is very saddening and for it to be ten days after his 93rd birthday.

RIP Christopher Lee.
said at 12:02 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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He lived a long badass life and I can't believe this really caught my attention, and of course Saruman the White is his all time greatest role for me. R.I.P!!
said at 11:29 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Rest in Peace Sir Christpoher Lee. You will be missed by all.
said at 11:27 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Sir Christopher Lee, you've lived a long and fulfilling life. You will be missed.
said at 11:23 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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It should've been me, not Mr. Lee R.I.P CHRISTOPHER LEE.
said at 11:18 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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You will be missed, Sir Christopher Lee.

I salute you.
said at 11:07 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Christoper Lee aka Francisco Scaramanga aka Count Dooku
said at 10:48 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Don't how to say this but I'm shocked that Christopher lee passed away .

Mr.Lee is legend man having stared service in WWII in Royal Air Force and met Tolkien the Author of Lord of the Rings too which is unexpected to me. I remember him as Francisco in James Bond :The man with Golden Gun as kid. he played as Count Dooku in star war and Saruman the White in lord of the rings , Of course his best role is Count Dracula ,RIP Christoper Lee a true legend .
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:37 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I... I don't know what to say.
said at 10:05 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Rest in Peace, Mr. Lee.
said at 10:01 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P. I don't have anything else to add to what's been said here. You'll be missed.
said at 9:34 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Diola lle ar' namaarie, Christopher. -_-
said at 9:32 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Wow, damn. Even knowing how old he was I was still not prepared for this.

R.I.P. Christopher Lee
An absolute legend.
said at 9:05 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I never thought this day would come. He was a true acting legend that will be missed. Like another legendary voice, Tony Jay, he will be sincerely missed.
said at 8:56 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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The world's lost one of its greatest talents.... RIP Christopher Lee....
said at 8:35 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Rest well.
said at 8:05 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P. to a horror, acting and VA legend that is Cristopher Lee. :'(
said at 8:00 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP ='(
said at 7:53 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I can't believe it... I'm shocked. This wonderful actor has been with us so long, and now he's gone.

Christopher was amazing in just about every role he appeared in, a truly fantastic thespian who never failed to disappoint. RIP, Mr. Lee, it's gong to be a lot different without you in the world. :(
said at 7:50 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P. Saruman, Ansem The Wise, King Haggard, Count Dooku, And Jabberwocky. :'(
said at 7:33 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P., Christopher Lee. Thanks for giving us a ton of unforgettable performances.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:24 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P. Christopher Lee, you've always been one of my most favorite actors/voice actors. I'm glad that you lived to be 93.
said at 7:07 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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R.I.P. Christopher Lee, I just found out he died which is very unfortunate, he was a great actor and I've known him for a very long time since I was younger and saw him as Count Dooku.
said at 6:26 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I don't know what to say honestly. Christopher was one of the most intimidating actors to ever live. He knew how to take control of a room whenever he was onscreen and his voice was a good reason for that. Christopher had one of those few voices that could really just send chills down your spine from how deep and booming it was, and his characters perfectly supported that idea. Christopher will be missed dearly.
said at 6:02 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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RIP Sir Christopher Lee, your roles as Saruman (Lord of the Rings), Count Dooku (Star Wars), and Ansem/DiZ (Kingdom Hearts), will never be forgotten. :'(
said at 5:59 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Well, at least he managed to live a pretty damn long and kick-ass life.

Rest in Peace Sir Christopher Lee. It's rare that you'll come across a man who's career spanned 93 long, awesome years that involved him playing all sorts of cool and awesome characters.
said at 5:41 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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You'll be missed Mr. Lee. You could do and did it all. Yet another KH actor we've lost this year.
DaveS (Training Moderator)
said at 5:40 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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A legend among modern men.
said at 5:34 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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... This more than stings me, it wounds me. Sir Christopher Lee was an amazing human being and a fine, fine actor.

He was a big influence when it came to me deciding to be a voice actor. My introduction to him was King Haggard from the Last Unicorn. I then heard of his work as Mohammed Ali Jinnah (and by the sounds of it, he was robbed of an Oscar). Then of course, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and then almost immediately after: Kingdom Hearts 2.

His life was beyond fascinating. It was truly inspiring. Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, we will miss you terribly and remember you wholeheartedly.
said at 5:05 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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We've lost two Sarumans this year: Peter Howell and Christopher Lee :'(
said at 4:59 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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I recently heard it on the radio. RIP Dracula :'(
said at 4:44 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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That was a surprise, Christopher Lee passed away just recently. The Sith shall be missed.
said at 1:44 PM on Wed May 27 2015
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Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

One of the most deepest and booming voices that has ever lived and he's still going strong at the impressive age of 93. Count Dooku and Dracula are my favourite roles of his.

I also agree with what LordofEvil96 said, he is one awesome human being.
said at 10:00 AM on Wed May 27 2015
Happy Birthday, Christopher Lee!
Jacob M. Keene
said at 5:36 AM on Wed May 27 2015
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Happy 93rd birthday Christopher Lee! I'm glad you're still around! Also fun fact: He shares the same birthday with Vincent Price, and they were friends in real life!
said at 4:09 AM on Wed May 27 2015
I am Dracula, and I welcome you to my birthday party!!!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lee. You are great in every role you play.
said at 3:11 AM on Wed May 27 2015
Happy Birthday Sruman, Ansem the Wise, Count Dooku, and the Jabberwocky.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Wed May 27 2015
Happy birthday Christopher Lee!
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!
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.
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:
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!
said at 12:44 PM on Thu Jun 18 2015
@Jacob M. Keene I always thought Christopher Lee and Tony Jay sounded a bit similar, especially if Lee alters his voice a bit, I used to think he played Frollo before I even heard of Tony Jay.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:27 PM on Tue Jun 23 2015
@pete Hmm, interesting. The only person who I thought sounds similar to Tony Jay is Victor Caroli.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
@Starscreamsfan Forget what I previously said here, I reattempted a Christopher Lee impression and got it down right this time.
said at 3:15 AM on Wed Dec 9 2015
@Jacob M. Keene That's pretty cool. It can be pretty difficult at first, but if you keep practicing, it'll become a lot easier to do until you finally get it down right (like you did right now). ;)
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.
said at 8:10 AM on Tue Aug 5 2014
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I loved Christopher Lee in the Hammer Dracula films.
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.
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.
said at 6:14 PM on Tue May 26 2015
@Fulgore2005 Happy birthday Christopher Lee. You are 93 today! I love your role as Saruman in LOTR and I was also amazed that you played Fu Manchu! You make great villains so do you think you'd do good voicing Shere Khan in a future Jungle Book release?
said at 10:21 AM on Tue May 27 2014
Happy Birthday, Lord Tyranus.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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Who's your favorite Christopher Lee role? *
Count Dooku
42.0% (21 votes)
Saruman the White
18.0% (9 votes)
Ansem the Wise / DiZ
12.0% (6 votes)
10.0% (5 votes)
8.0% (4 votes)
King Haggard
6.0% (3 votes)
Francisco Scaramanga
2.0% (1 vote)
2.0% (1 vote)
50 Total Votes
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