Sir Christopher Lee, the profound voiced dramatic actor known for his protayal in “Dracula,” “James Bond” and “Lord of the Rings” films, has died. He was 93.
Lee had a renowned military profession before he got to be known in the acting scene. He willfully enrolled in the military and served in the Royal Air Force and Special Forces for five years during World War II. Poor visual perception kept him from turning into a pilot, and he served as an intelligence officer in North Africa and Italy.
In 1947, Lee initially attempted his hand at acting. With his 6-foot, 4-inch towering edge, it didn’t take long for Lee’s profession to take off, and by 1952 he’d handled a part in the Oscar-nominated film “Moulin Rouge.” His vocation took off from that point, and he showed up in more than 250 films, however for some was perpetually known as the vampire Count Dracula a huge number of “Hammer Horror” motion pictures — the shocking, gothic thrillers produced by the British studio in the 1950s and 1960s that turned out to be hugely popular.
In a quote posted on his website, Lee once said:
“I haven’t spent my entire career playing the guy in the bad hat, although I have to say that the bad guy is frequently much more interesting than the good guy.”
He became Sir Christopher Lee when he was knighted in October 2009, accepting the honor from Prince Charles at Buckingham Castle.
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, and a towering human being with stories for days. We’ll miss you.
— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 11, 2015
It’s terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 11, 2015
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 11, 2015