Christopher Frank Carandini Lee MP

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Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Belgravia, Greater London, UK
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Christopher Frank Carandini Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002, 2005). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice and imposing height.

Lee has performed roles in 275 films since 1947 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

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Sir Christopher Lee's Timeline

1922
May 27, 1922
Greater London, UK