History Creator / ChristopherLee

25th May '16 6:44:57 AM kraas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


It is interesting to note that, despite his long and illustrious career, Lee was never even ''nominated'' for an Oscar, but [[TakeThat that reflects more on the Academy than him]]. He did, however, win the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Od_8xyDLI 2011 BAFTA Fellowship.]] He was also as of his death the most prolific film actor ''ever'', having appeared in 280 different works - his last film ''Angels in Notting Hill''. He had been due to appear in 9/11 drama ''The 11th'' alongside Uma Thurman but it was not to be.

to:

It is interesting to note that, despite his long and illustrious career, Lee was never even ''nominated'' for an Oscar, but [[TakeThat that reflects more on the Academy than him]]. He did, however, win the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Od_8xyDLI 2011 BAFTA Fellowship.]] He was also as of his death one of the most prolific film actor ''ever'', actors ever, having appeared in 280 different works - his last film being ''Angels in Notting Hill''. He had been due to appear in 9/11 drama ''The 11th'' alongside Uma Thurman but it was not to be.
14th May '16 5:51:25 PM WJTaylor4
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BadassBaritone: One of the things that made him such a great villain actor was his deep, magnetically menacing voice.
14th May '16 11:44:24 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[OverlyLongName Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]], [[KnightFever CBE, CStJ]], (May 27, 1922 -- June 7, 2015) was a veteran British actor who initially made his name playing villains - most famously Count {{Dracula}} in Film/HammerHorror films (although he was a hero in ''Film/TheDevilRidesOut''). He became well known for his horror work, and was good friends with Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and the three were known as the "Unholy Trinity of Horror" for a while. During the 1970s, he also played Lord Summerisle in the original version of ''TheWickerMan'' and Francisco Scaramanga in the film version of one of his cousin (and war buddy, but more on that later) Creator/IanFleming's books, ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. He even played a [[ManlyGay leader of a gang of gay bikers]] in the satire on American life ''Serial''. His piercing eyes and melodious bass voice made him instantly recognizable. See CompellingVoice.

to:

[[OverlyLongName Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]], [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE, CStJ]], (May 27, 1922 -- June 7, 2015) was a veteran British actor who initially made his name playing villains - most famously Count {{Dracula}} in Film/HammerHorror films (although he was a hero in ''Film/TheDevilRidesOut''). He became well known for his horror work, and was good friends with Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and the three were known as the "Unholy Trinity of Horror" for a while. During the 1970s, he also played Lord Summerisle in the original version of ''TheWickerMan'' and Francisco Scaramanga in the film version of one of his cousin (and war buddy, but more on that later) Creator/IanFleming's books, ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. He even played a [[ManlyGay leader of a gang of gay bikers]] in the satire on American life ''Serial''. His piercing eyes and melodious bass voice made him instantly recognizable. See CompellingVoice.



He was born on the same day as Creator/VincentPrice, and Creator/PeterCushing was born the day before. Pretty... spooky. He was [[KnightFever knighted]] on October 31, 2009 (that's right folks, Halloween). While this does not make him more excellent per se, it was most assuredly long overdue. Everyone, please say, Sir Christopher Lee.

to:

He was born on the same day as Creator/VincentPrice, and Creator/PeterCushing was born the day before. Pretty... spooky. He was [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever knighted]] on October 31, 2009 (that's right folks, Halloween). While this does not make him more excellent per se, it was most assuredly long overdue. Everyone, please say, Sir Christopher Lee.
8th Apr '16 6:07:50 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* He also acted as Iras/[[spoiler:the Wizard King Uriel]] in ''RhapsodyOfFire'''s epic ''The Dark Secret'' saga.

to:

* He also acted as Iras/[[spoiler:the Wizard King Uriel]] in ''RhapsodyOfFire'''s Music/RhapsodyOfFire's epic ''The Dark Secret'' saga.



* He had been the narrator on several ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire's'' songs, and he even sings in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDc0js-m2Q The Magic of the Wizard's Dream]]''. ''[[{{Omniglot}} In four different languages]]'' This amount of awesome cannot be made up!

to:

* He had been the narrator on several ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire's'' Music/RhapsodyOfFire's songs, and he even sings in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDc0js-m2Q The Magic of the Wizard's Dream]]''. ''[[{{Omniglot}} In four different languages]]'' This amount of awesome cannot be made up!



* His symphonic metal album ''[[Music/{{Charlemagne}} Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross]]'' featured a full voice cast, ''two'' metal bands (Manowar and RhapsodyOfFire), and ''a 100 piece orchestra''.

to:

* His symphonic metal album ''[[Music/{{Charlemagne}} Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross]]'' featured a full voice cast, ''two'' metal bands (Manowar (Music/{{Manowar}} and RhapsodyOfFire), Music/RhapsodyOfFire), and ''a 100 piece orchestra''.
8th Apr '16 6:06:55 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* He played Flay in the BBC miniseries adaptation of ''Gormenghast''.

to:

* He played Flay in the BBC miniseries adaptation of ''Gormenghast''.''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}''.



* In the german version fo the danish animation Valhalla (based on the [[ComicBook/{{Valhalla}} comic of the same name]]) he dubbed the voices for Thor and Odin.

to:

* In the german version fo the danish animation Valhalla ''Valhalla'' (based on the [[ComicBook/{{Valhalla}} comic of the same name]]) he dubbed the voices for Thor and Odin.



* He had been the narrator on several ''RhapsodyOfFire's'' songs, and he even sings in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDc0js-m2Q The Magic of the Wizard's Dream]]''. ''[[{{Omniglot}} In four different languages]]'' This amount of awesome cannot be made up!

to:

* He had been the narrator on several ''RhapsodyOfFire's'' ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire's'' songs, and he even sings in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDc0js-m2Q The Magic of the Wizard's Dream]]''. ''[[{{Omniglot}} In four different languages]]'' This amount of awesome cannot be made up!
6th Apr '16 11:14:23 AM Pren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* He was an avid golfer, and brings up the various people he'd played against several times in his autobiography. It helped that his childhood home was actually in the middle of a golf course.
* He initially wanted to be in the RAF in World War II, but was grounded due to an optic nerve issue, which he discovered in the worst way possible when his eye started acting up in the middle of a flight. Luckily, his co-pilot was able to take over and land safely.
30th Mar '16 1:47:02 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''[[OverlyLongName Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]]''', [[KnightFever CBE, CStJ]], (May 27, 1922 -- June 7, 2015) was a veteran British actor who initially made his name playing villains - most famously Count {{Dracula}} in Film/HammerHorror films (although he was a hero in ''Film/TheDevilRidesOut''). He became well known for his horror work, and was good friends with Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and the three were known as the "Unholy Trinity of Horror" for a while. During the 1970s, he also played Lord Summerisle in the original version of ''TheWickerMan'' and Francisco Scaramanga in the film version of one of his cousin (and war buddy, but more on that later) Creator/IanFleming's books, ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. He even played a [[ManlyGay leader of a gang of gay bikers]] in the satire on American life ''Serial''. His piercing eyes and melodious bass voice made him instantly recognizable. See CompellingVoice.

to:

'''[[OverlyLongName Sir [[OverlyLongName Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]]''', Lee]], [[KnightFever CBE, CStJ]], (May 27, 1922 -- June 7, 2015) was a veteran British actor who initially made his name playing villains - most famously Count {{Dracula}} in Film/HammerHorror films (although he was a hero in ''Film/TheDevilRidesOut''). He became well known for his horror work, and was good friends with Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and the three were known as the "Unholy Trinity of Horror" for a while. During the 1970s, he also played Lord Summerisle in the original version of ''TheWickerMan'' and Francisco Scaramanga in the film version of one of his cousin (and war buddy, but more on that later) Creator/IanFleming's books, ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. He even played a [[ManlyGay leader of a gang of gay bikers]] in the satire on American life ''Serial''. His piercing eyes and melodious bass voice made him instantly recognizable. See CompellingVoice.
30th Mar '16 1:46:37 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/christopherlee.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[OhCrap "Wait, I think I can hear]] [[TheHunter Peter Cushing."]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/christopherlee.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[OhCrap [[caption-width-right:300:[[OhCrap "Wait, I think I can hear]] [[TheHunter Peter Cushing."]]]]
27th Feb '16 3:38:26 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* When he arrived on the set of ''Gremlins 2'', he apologized to director Joe Dante for appearing in ''The Howling II'', a bad sequel to Dante's original ''[[Film/TheHowling Howling]]''.

to:

* When he arrived on the set of ''Gremlins 2'', ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'', he apologized to director Joe Dante for appearing in ''The Howling II'', ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'', a bad sequel to Dante's original ''[[Film/TheHowling Howling]]''.''Film/TheHowling''.



* ''[[TheHowling Howling II]]'' (1985) -- Stefan Crosscoe

to:

* ''[[TheHowling Howling II]]'' ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' (1985) -- Stefan Crosscoe
21st Feb '16 10:43:48 AM MSG17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* As of June 2015, Christopher Lee was one of the most prolific actors in history, having appeared in more films than any other person in the world, living or dead, except probably Creator/JohnCarradine. (IMDB lists about 275 acting credits.) The man was an actor for most of his life and was 93 years old when he passed on. As a result, according to the Oracle of Bacon it is he, and ''not'' Creator/KevinBacon, who is the true center of the Hollywood Universe. Despite this fact, the trope-related attribute is ''still'' named the [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon Bacon Number]] and not the Lee Number. Having said that, Lee Number [[InherentlyFunnyWords just doesn't sound as funny as Bacon Number,]] [[RuleOfFunny so this is excusable.]]

to:

* As of June 2015, Christopher Lee was one of the most prolific actors in history, having appeared in more films than any other person in the world, living or dead, except some Indian actors and probably Creator/JohnCarradine. (IMDB lists about 275 acting credits.) The man was an actor for most of his life and was 93 years old when he passed on. As a result, according to the Oracle of Bacon it is he, and ''not'' Creator/KevinBacon, who is the true center of the Hollywood Universe. Despite this fact, the trope-related attribute is ''still'' named the [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon Bacon Number]] and not the Lee Number. Having said that, Lee Number [[InherentlyFunnyWords just doesn't sound as funny as Bacon Number,]] [[RuleOfFunny so this is excusable.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 178. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.ChristopherLee