Christopher Lee Celebrity Watchlist
- Originally wanted to be an opera singer.
- Served with the Royal Air Force during World War II.
- Big break came when he first donned fangs for the title role in Horror of Dracula (1958).
- Ian Fleming (James Bond author and his distant cousin) suggested him for the title role in the film Dr. No (1962), but the part went to Joseph Wiseman. He was later cast as the villain Scaramanga opposite Roger Moore in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974).
- Published his autobiography, Tall, Dark and Gruesome, in 1977.
- Was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.
- Has more than 300 screen credits to his name.
- 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Academy Fellowship: Winner
- 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano — Mother
- Geoffrey Trollope Lee — Father
- Christina — Daughter
- Birgit Kroencke — Wife
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- 1. Grey's Anatomy: Arizona & Alex: The First Flight
- 2. Empire: Pilot
- 3. Mistresses: Toni Seduces Dom While Savi's Away
- 4. Desperate Housewives: Actors Picking up Character Traits
- 5. The Vampire Diaries: A Bird in a Gilded Cage
- 6. Pretty Little Liars: EscApe from New York
- 7. Neighbors With Benefits: Welcome To The Neighborhood