11 June 2015

R.I.P CHRISTOPHER LEE

CHRISTOPHER LEE, one of the greatest and most legendary actors of all time passed away at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.

During his career that spanned over 8 decades, he acted / voice acted in more than 200 films and more than 60 made-for-TV productions. Although he's obviously best known for his roles in the horror and fantasy genre, he was at home in every genre which made him one of the most versatile, most eclectic actors that has ever lived.

He was DRACULA in:
"Dracula" (1958) | "Dracula: Prince of Darkness" (1965) | "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" (1968) | "Taste the Blood of Dracula" (1970) | "Count Dracula" (1970) | "Scars of Dracula" (1970) | "Dracula A.D. 1972" (1972) | "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973) | "Dracula and Son" (1976)

He was SARUMAN in:
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) | "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002) | "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) | "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012) | "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014)

He was FU MANCHU in:
"The Face of Fu Manchu" (1965) | "The Brides of Fu Manchu" (1966) | "The Vengeance of Fu Manchu" (1967) | "The Blood of Fu Manchu" (1968) | "The Castle of Fu Manchu" (1969)

He was COUNT DOOKU in:
"Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2002) | "Star Wars: Epsiode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005) | "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008)

He was ROCHEFORT in:
"The Three Musketeers" (1973) | "The Four Musketeers" (1974) | "The Return of the Musketeers" (1989)

He was in 5 ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adaptations:
As SIR HENRY BASKERVILLE in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959) | As SHERLOCK HOLMES in "Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace" (1962) | As MYCROFT HOLMES in "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970) | As SHERLOCK HOLMES in "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady" (1991) | As SHERLOCK HOLMES in "Incident at Victoria Falls" (1992)

He was in 5 TIM BURTON films:
"Sleepy Hollow" (1999) | "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) | "Corpse Bride" (2005) | "Alice in Wonderland" (2010) | "Dark Shadows" (2012)


He was LUCIFER in "Poor Devil" (1973)
He was the MUMMY in "The Mummy" (1959)
He was RASPUTIN in "Rasputin: The Mad Monk" (1966)
He was DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE in "I, Monster" (1971)
He was DR. CATHETER in "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990)
He was FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER in "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1967)
He was SCARAMANGA in "James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)
and, best of all,
he was the amazing LORD SUMMERISLE in the amazing "The Wicker Man" (1973).

Rest in Peace, Christopher Lee.
You will be missed so very much :-(
1922 - 2015


6 comments:

  1. A truly sad loss.

    A wonderful tribute.

    I've added a link to your post, from mine.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So sad! The end of an era! He was my first screen Dracula, and I only just saw him this past weekend in 'Dark Shadows'.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Death needs a vacation.

    Seriously, so much is happening in the horror community lately. Rest in Peace, a man of legends.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well said Kai. And excellent remembrance, Harry. A career beyond words. RIP.

    ReplyDelete
  5. amazing actor for sure up there with vincent price
    i didnt see it mentioned because he had such a wide career but one movie that he did which i couldnt see was Entitled Funny Man about a crazy jester absolutly hysterical class B but never the less classic
    1994

    ReplyDelete

Total Pageviews

:-)

:-)