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|Born:||May 27, 1922||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Belgravia, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Served as a flight lieutenant in Britain's Royal Air Force before transferring to Intelligence Service
Signed seven-year contract with Rank Organization
Film debut, as Charles in "Corridor of Mirrors"
Appeared as a Palace Guard in Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet"; first film with actor Peter Cushing
First of 12 films with director Terence Fisher, "A Song For Tomorrow"
Acted in Raoul Walsh's "Captain Horatio Hornblower"
Worked with director John Huston on "Moulin Rouge"; also starring Peter Cushing
Breakthrough role as the Creature in Fisher's "The Curse of Frankenstein"; also starred Peter Cushing
Portrayed the sadistic Marquis St Evremonde in "A Tale of Two Cities"
First of 10 films as Count Dracula, "The Horror of Dracula"; directed by Fisher and co-starred Cushing as Von Helsing
Took on title role of "The Mummy"; Fisher directed and Cushing co-starred
First foray into Sherlock Holmes genre, playing Sir Henry Baskerville in Fisher's "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Acted the part of Sherlock Holmes in Fisher's "Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace"
Played Fu Manchu (first of five portrayals) in "The Face of Fu Manchu"
Second time around as Dracula in Fisher's "Dracula - Prince of Darkness"
Brilliantly over-the-top as Rasputin in "Rasputin - the Mad Monk"
Last film with Fisher, "The Devil Rides Out"
Teamed with Vincent Price for "The Oblong Box"
Joined Price and Peter Cushing for "Scream and Scream Again"
Portrayed Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft in Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes"; the only actor to have played both brothers
First time since "Horror of Dracula" that his Dracula squared off against Cushing's Von Helsing
Formed Charlemagne Production with Anthony Nelson Keys
Reteamed with Cushing for third and final pairing as Dracula-Von Helsing in "Satanic Rites of Dracula" (released in United States as "Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride")
Starred in the classic cult film "The Wicker Man"
Played Comte de Rochefort in Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers"
Cast as assassin Scaramanga in the James Bond film "The Man With the Golden Gun"
Reprised Rochefort role for Lester's "The Four Musketeers"
Appeared in "Airport '77" as famous oceanographer Martin Wallace
Portrayed the mad scientist Victor in Disney's "The Return from Witch Mountain"
Provided voices for the animated feature "Nutcracker Fantasy"
Did a final turn as Rochefort in Lester's "The Return of the Musketeers"
Acted in Steven Spielberg's "1941"
Delivered a comic turn as a gay biker in the feature film "Serial"
Cast as Chuck Norris' nemesis in "An Eye for an Eye"
Portrayed Prince Philip in the ABC movie "Charles and Diana: A Royal Love Story"
Last film with Cushing, "The House of Long Shadows"
Acted the part of Kaka-ji Rao in the HBO miniseries "The Far Pavilions"
Played Lord Bathurst in the syndicated miniseries "Shaka Zulu"
Cast as Andrew Stuart in the NBC miniseries "Around the World in 80 Days"
Underwent a two-hour makeup transformation for his portrayal of Blind Pew in Fraser Heston's adaptation of "Treasure Island"
Reprised role of Sherlock Holmes for two syndicated miniseries' "Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady"
Director John Landis integrated footage from "Horror of Dracula" into his "Innocent Blood"; gave both Lee and Cushing credits in the film
Cast as the disaffected Soviet military leader General Konstatin Benin in the USA Network movie "Alistair MacLean's Death Train"
Played Pharaoh to Ben Kingsley's Moses in the TNT miniseries "Moses"
Portrayed the Evil Sender in John Landis' "The Stupids"
Appeared as Tiresias in the NBC miniseries "The Odyssey"
Portrayed the title role in "Jinnah," a biopic of the founder of Pakistan
Played a burgermeister in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"
Cast as Saruman in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
Reprised Saruman role in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
Portrayed the villainous Count Dooku in "Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones"
Again portrayed Saruman in the third and final "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Reprised role of Count Dooku in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"
Played Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) father in Tim Burton's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Collaborated with Burton for a fourth time on "Sweeney Todd," playing the spirit of Sweeney Todd's victims called The Gentleman Ghost
Voiced Count Dooku in the animated feature "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Re-teamed with Burton for a fifth time for "Alice in Wonderland" as the villainous Jabberwock
Cast in Martin Scorsese's family adventure "Hugo"
Returned to Middle Earth as Saruman in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson
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