Actor, singer, author
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, (born 27 May 1922) 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 Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco...Wikipedia
Born: 27th May, 1922, Belgravia, Westminster England
Height: 6' 5" (196 cm)
Claim to Fame: Dracula
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Sustained an injury to his hand while filming a swordfight with a slightly drunk Errol Flynn for The Dark Avenger (1955).
Was upset about the deletion of his death scene in the theatrical version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). However, the scene was put back into the Extended Edition which is seen as the definitive version.
Jesús "Jess" Franco - director of nearly 200 films, father of the 1960s Spanish horror boom and father of several generations of filmmakers - has died in Malaga of heart complications, at the age of 82.
I don't think you could find a post-1970 horror filmmaker who doesn't know Franco's work or hasn't been influenced by him. From The Awful Dr. Orloff and Vampyros Lesbos to The Mansion of the Living Dead, his work was outrageous, bloody, sexy, gory, creepy, and crossed just about every line imaginable - some that even today's horror filmmakers... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
Herbert Lom, the versatile Czech-born actor who could play Napoleon Bonaparte or a witch hunter with equal aplomb but who was perhaps best known as Peter Sellers’s frustrated boss in the Pink Panther franchise, died on Thursday at his home in London. He was 95.
His son Alec confirmed his death, The Associated Press reported.
Mr. Lom gained more attention as a reliable character actor than as a suave leading man, although he was both. His deep-set, mesmerizing eyes made him the perfect villain in a series of minor films in the early 1940s, and he went on to... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
At last year’s CinemaCon Convention in Las Vegas, director James Cameron presented at length the benefits of shooting and exhibiting films at faster frame rates. At this year’s convention, exhibitors were actually able to see this new process in use with ten minutes of footage from Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Jackson filmed the J.R.R. Tolkien story at 48 frames per second. The industry standard for the past 80 years has been 24 frames per second to depict normal speed.
On Tuesday, a filmed video message from... Read More
Posted by SheillaY 2 years ago
Apple has had the pleasure of uploading the first trailer for next year’s return to Middle Earth The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – another adaptation of a J.R.R. Tolkien book by Peter Jackson which will be in two parts, the second one being The Hobbit: There and Back Again. The story starts with Baggins, the elder version still by Ian Holm, in voice over, admitting that he hasn’t disclosed all details in his tales of his adventures and then the narrative begins: a younger and home loving Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman is approached by Gandalf,... Read More
Posted by SheillaY 3 years ago
Alice in Wonderland turned into Alice in the Wetland when the stars of the new Tim Burton 3D fantasy adventure were soaked by downpours at its premiere. Hundreds of screaming fans braved the torrential rain to greet Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and a host of British actors who also star in the movie. London`s Leicester Square was transformed into a magical wonderland featuring topiary animals but the green carpet - which replaced the traditional red - was a sodden welcome for the celebrities. Hathaway, who looked stunning in a sequinned brown dress with a gold... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
The Defining Chapter
Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross is a symphonic metal concept album by actor and singer Christopher Lee. It was released on 15 March 2010. This is Lee's first full-length album, having previously worked with such bands as Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar. The album won the "Spirit of Metal" award from the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony. The award was presented to him by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.
When you`re involved in a war it`s the old saying `if your name`s written on the bullet, there`s nothing you can do about it`. So you just banished it from your mind. Of course I was scared on some occasions and anyone who says they aren`t scared during an operation probably isn`t telling the truth. I know about six people who had no fear. Literally none. Whether that was due to a lack of imagination or because they`d conquered it, I don`t know. In fact one was Iain Duncan Smith`s father, who was one of my closest friends. But during a war, people are taught to kill and they have the blessings of the authorities to do so, so if it`s your life or somebody else`s, you want to be quite sure it`s not yours.
[Criticizing Hollywood`s obsession with youth]: "The problem today, and I think it`s a very dangerous one for the people concerned, is that there are quite large numbers of very young men and women from 18 to 30, and they are playing very large parts in huge films and they simply, through no fault of their own, don`t have the background and the experience and the knowledge to pull if off. And it`s dangerous for them because if they are in one failure after another, sooner or later people are going to say, `Well, he may have a pretty face but he`s not bringing the public in.` So many of these good-looking - sometimes even pretty - boys and girls are getting these good roles and it`s not fair on them. At some point it`s going to catch up."