Christopher Lee
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"Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee", , is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Film Productions/Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond (film series)/James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (film)/The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings (film series)/The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit (film series)/The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars#Prequel trilogy/Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005).

He was Knight Bachelor/knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award/BAFTA Fellowship in 2011 and received the British Film Institute Fellowship/BFI Fellowship in 2013. Lee considers his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (film)/Jinnah (1998), and his best film to be the British horror film The Wicker Man (1973 film)/The Wicker Man (1973).

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People should not pass judgment until they have seen the film.

We threw a lot of rock yesterday, and we're throwing more rock this afternoon.

I'm familiar with some of the cases he was involved in, and I wanted to pay my respects.

I occasionally used to pop into Hammer House to say hello, cadge a drink or something and Jim was always great I also used to see a lot of him at Variety Club things, where he did wonderful work. He thoroughly deserved his knighthood.

Every customer felt they were special.

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There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies. In the second one as everybody knows, I didn't speak, because I said I couldn't say the lines.