Died Christopher Lee Count Dracula



At the age of 93 years died Sunday the legendary British actor Sir Christopher Lee.

Lee, who eginse widely known as the famous “Dracula”, but also to new generations as the “Lord Saruman” in the “Lord of the Rings” was hospitalized recently with respiratory and heart problems.

His death was announced late, after desire of his wife, which was married more than 50 years in order to update all of the family first.

The film career began in 1947 when he starred in the Gothic film “The hallway with mirrors,” but became better known in the late 50s, when he worked with the horror film production company Hammer. His first role with the studio was “The Curse of Frankenstein” and was the first of 20 films who “turned” with Peter Kasingk.
Died Christopher Lee, the legendary “Count Dracula” and “Saruman” movie.

However, his career was launched with his role as Count Dracula, which became widely recognizable, despite the fact that the actress was not happy with the character of the hero. “They gave me a role that I have to do anything,” he told Total Film in 2005.

“I discussed with the Hammer to let me use some of the words he had written by Bram Stoker. Occasionally I did, but secretly. Finally I told them that no longer played Dracula. And it was hell, “he says.
Died Christopher Lee, the legendary “Count Dracula” and “Saruman” movie.

In the 70 Christopher Lee continued to gain reputation in the generation of horror films with his role in the film «The Wicker Man», which is considered as his best. In 1974 embodied the role of an evil in James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun”, while the role of the «Halloween» was one of the biggest failures.

The concern that will be matched with the horror movies led him to Hollywood and movies «Airport ’77» and “1941” by Steven Spielberg. His career resumed in 2001 when the incarnated Saruman in the trilogy of “The Lord of the Rings» and «Count Dooku» in “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”
Died Christopher Lee, the legendary “Count Dracula” and “Saruman” movie

He also collaborated with Tim Burton on the films “Dead Bride,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Legend of the Headless Horseman» and «Dark Shadows». In 2011 he returned to production company Hammer starring in the thriller «The Resident» next to Hillary Souonk.

Sir Christopher Lee also starred in the fantasy film “Angels in Notting Hill,” which has not yet screened in theaters, and which embodies a divine figure who protects the world. He will also starred in the drama «The 11th» with Uma Thurman, but said that the movie has started filming.

In an interview in 2013, Christopher Lee had expressed his love for acting. “To play in movies was not for me only a profession, it was my life itself. I have other interests and beyond for acting, such as singing, I have written books, for example, but the acting is what keeps me going, gives purpose to my life, “he said.

He became a knight for his services and philanthropy in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011. He was distinguished for his deep, powerful voice and has used his ability, recording various operas and musical pieces between 1986 and 1998 and released symphonic metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010, having worked with many metal bands since 2005.

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