Christopher Lee


Born: Belgravia, London, England, UK


Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, professionally known as Christopher Lee made his debut as an actor in the film Corridor of Mirrors (1947). It was in 1957 he got his breakthrough with the movie The Curse of Frankenstein which gave him stardom. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the Guinness World Record Award for Tallest actor in a leading role for The Curse of Frankenstein which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Lees career so far are The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), A Tale of Two Cities (1958), Dracula (1958), The Mummy (1959), The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965), The Wicker Man (1973), The Three Musketeers (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Jinnah (1998), Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002–2005), Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and the Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014). Lee son of Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee and Countess Estelle Marie was born on 27 May 1922 in Belgravia, London. He did his schooling at Wagners private school in Queens Gate, Summer Fields School, a preparatory school in Oxford and Wellington College, where he won scholarships in the classics, studying Ancient Greek and Latin. In 2009 Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity and in 2010 he was honored with the Spirit of Metal award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony.

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