Christopher LeeChristopher Frank Carandini Lee
(born May 27
) is a distinguished British actor
Lee became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable films include The Wicker Man and The Man With the Golden Gun. Lee is now over 80 years old, and still appearing in films such as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and sequels, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
He also appeared as Flay in the BBC television miniseries Gormenghast, based on Mervyn Peake's novels.
Lee appeared on the cover of the Wings album Band on the Run along with other people, including Clement Freud.
Lee has made a huge number of appearances, starring in 228 films (ranging from 1948 to 2003) and has had 29 'notable' television appearances.
Lee volunteered to fight for the Finnish forces during the Winter War against the Soviet Union in 1939.