6 thoughts on “Sir Christopher Lee, 1922-2015

  1. Overall, not a great actor.

    But in the right roles – scary roles – he was great!


  2. From the linky:

    Fluent in Italian and French, in later life Lee added Spanish, German, Russian, Swedish, Danish and Greek to his repertoire…. When the Second World War broke out, Lee joined the RAF and was promoted to flight lieutenant. He won six campaign medals, was mentioned in despatches and received decorations from Poland, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. He also worked for British Intelligence. “Serving in the Armed Forces was the best thing that ever happened to me,” he insisted. “I did not know how other people lived.”

    Rumor (I feel I should type “rumour”) has it Lee had quite a career as a spy for the British in WWII. It would be fascinating if the whole story finally came out. Although no one could properly play this (literally) towering fellow in the movie version.

  3. Uh-oh…. The “Rule of Three” is in play. Ron Moody, Fagin in “Oliver,” just died at age 91.

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