Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sir Christopher Lee

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Very sad news today...

Legendary British actor Sir Christopher Lee has died. He was 93. 

Lee, who played Dracula in a series of classic Hammer horror films and was Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit movies, among many other iconic roles, passed away on Sunday. The prolific actor was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011 and the BFI Fellowship in 2013. He was knighted in 2009. 

 Lee was introduced to a new legion of fans when he first played the evil Saruman in 2001’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. He continued in that role for each of the trilogy’s installments and was also Count Dooku in Star Wars prequels Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. More recently, he reprised his role as Saruman in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies. His other recent credits include Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and voice work in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland and Corpse Bride, among other collaborations.

He lived a long life and had an incredible career, so will be long remembered for many generations to come.

He will be missed.

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