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  • Actors Who Served: Christopher Lee

    09/08/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 8, 2012 | Amelia Hamilton
    Christopher Lee is known for playing villains in movies like "The Lord of the Rings," "Revenge of the Sith" and "The Wicker Man." Before he was the villain, he was a real-life hero with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Sir Christopher Frank Caradini Lee, CBE, CStJ was born on May 27, 1922. His mother was a well-known Edwardian beauty and his father, Geoffrey Trollope Lee, was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lee volunteered in 1939 to fight for the Finnish forces during the Winter War against the Soviet Union. He was, however, issued...
  • Christopher Lee Stakes Claim as Cinema Icon

    12/09/2002 3:52:34 PM PST · by JameRetief · 19 replies · 252+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2002 | Paul Majendie
    PARIS (Reuters) - Christopher Lee is piling up his credentials as a cinema icon -- he has played the villain in James Bond, Star Wars and "The Lord of the Rings."All the 80-year-old British actor now needs to complete the set is an appearance in the "Harry Potter" movies.Lee, a tall and saturnine figure with an unmistakable air of menace, rose to fame playing Count Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films and has made more than 280 movies.Now he is in more demand than ever and readily admits: "I'll never retire. What would I do?"He feels that he helped...