History Creator / ChristopherLee

11th Aug '17 8:56:51 AM WillBGood
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* CreatorBacklash: While he often had a love-hate relationship with Hammer Studios, eventually he got just plain tired of talking about the Dracula films.
11th Aug '17 8:56:23 AM WillBGood
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* CreatorBacklash: While he often had a love-hate relationship with Hammer Studios, eventually he got just plain tired of talking about the Dracula films.
3rd Jun '17 12:59:33 PM nombretomado
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[[OverlyLongName Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]], [[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.

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[[OverlyLongName Christopher Frank Carandini Lee]], [[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'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' 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.



* It may not have been his ''favourite'' Movie, but he did everything in his power to promote ''TheWickerMan'', offering to pay the ticket price for critics to get them to review it, and touring the US in an effort to get people to go and see it.

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* It may not have been his ''favourite'' Movie, but he did everything in his power to promote ''TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', offering to pay the ticket price for critics to get them to review it, and touring the US in an effort to get people to go and see it.



* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (1973) -- Lord Summerisle

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (1973) ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' -- Lord Summerisle
28th May '17 12:10:56 AM superslinger2007
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* He's now narrating Manowar's next album.

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* He's now narrating Manowar's next album.He narrated in the Manowar album ''Battle Hymns MMXI''.
5th Apr '17 9:23:10 PM Pren
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* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'' and ''The Four Musketeers'' (1974) -- Rochefort

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* ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'' and ''The Four Musketeers'' (1974) -- RochefortRochefort. His EyepatchOfPower has been a standard part of the character's portrayal ever since.
24th Mar '17 2:48:11 AM Wuz
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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, Lee served with the Royal Air Force and intelligence service, and has mentioned in the past that he also served with [[UsefulNotes/{{SOE}} Special Operations Executive]] (otherwise known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), although always declined to give specific details. The UsefulNotes/SOE was set up by Churchill to "set Europe ablaze", and it included - among others - Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming, making it the obvious inspiration for the ''Literature/JamesBond'' series. So there's a good reason that Lee was cast in one of the film versions. After the War, he also became a NaziHunter, hunting down War Criminals due to being fluent in both French and German.

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, Lee served with the Royal Air Force and intelligence service, and has mentioned in the past that he also served with [[UsefulNotes/{{SOE}} Special Operations Executive]] (otherwise known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), although always declined to give specific details. The UsefulNotes/SOE SOE was set up by Churchill to "set Europe ablaze", and it included - among others - Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming, making it the obvious inspiration for the ''Literature/JamesBond'' series. So there's a good reason that Lee was cast in one of the film versions. After the War, he also became a NaziHunter, hunting down War Criminals due to being fluent in both French and German.
19th Mar '17 1:25:31 PM CosmicFerret
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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, Lee served with the Royal Air Force and intelligence service, and has mentioned in the past that he also served with [[{{SOE}} Special Operations Executive]] (otherwise known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), although always declined to give specific details. The SOE was set up by Churchill to "set Europe ablaze", and it included - among others - Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming, making it the obvious inspiration for the ''Literature/JamesBond'' series. So there's a good reason that Lee was cast in one of the film versions. After the War, he also became a NaziHunter, hunting down War Criminals due to being fluent in both French and German.

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, Lee served with the Royal Air Force and intelligence service, and has mentioned in the past that he also served with [[{{SOE}} [[UsefulNotes/{{SOE}} Special Operations Executive]] (otherwise known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare), although always declined to give specific details. The SOE UsefulNotes/SOE was set up by Churchill to "set Europe ablaze", and it included - among others - Christopher Lee and Ian Fleming, making it the obvious inspiration for the ''Literature/JamesBond'' series. So there's a good reason that Lee was cast in one of the film versions. After the War, he also became a NaziHunter, hunting down War Criminals due to being fluent in both French and German.
15th Feb '17 4:24:11 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[OhCrap "Wait, I think I can hear]] [[TheHunter Peter Cushing."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[OhCrap "Wait, I think I can hear]] [[TheHunter [[VampireHunter Peter Cushing."]]]]
1st Jan '17 11:11:42 PM Az_Tech341
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* He was huge fan of LooneyTunes and used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxmE1FZOEpc&t=45s watch the cartoons with Peter Cushing]]. They would even imitate the voices and back in the day when the cartoons where showed in theaters, they got thrown out frequently due to their hollering. They continued to watch cartoons together and imitate the voices until Cushing's death.

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* He was huge fan of LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxmE1FZOEpc&t=45s watch the cartoons with Peter Cushing]]. They would even imitate the voices and back in the day when the cartoons where showed in theaters, they got thrown out frequently due to their hollering. They continued to watch cartoons together and imitate the voices until Cushing's death.
1st Jan '17 10:08:57 AM Jhonny
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* He was huge fan of LooneyTunes and used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxmE1FZOEpc&t=45s watch the cartoons with Peter Cushing]]. They would even imitate the voices and back in the day when the cartoons where showed theatres, they got thrown out frequently due to their hollering. They continued to watch cartoons togheter and imitate the voices until Cushing's death.

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* He was huge fan of LooneyTunes and used to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxmE1FZOEpc&t=45s watch the cartoons with Peter Cushing]]. They would even imitate the voices and back in the day when the cartoons where showed theatres, in theaters, they got thrown out frequently due to their hollering. They continued to watch cartoons togheter together and imitate the voices until Cushing's death.
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