1985 British Film Year commemorative envelope with British Film Year 8th October 1985 Postmark, Richmond, Surrey, signed by actor Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002, 2005). Lee considers his most important role to be his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998); however, he considers his best role to be that of Lord Summerisle in the British cult classic The Wicker Man (1973), which he also believes to be his best film. Lee is well known for his deep, strong voice and imposing height.
Lee has performed roles in 275 films since 1946 making him the Guinness World Record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.
1985 British Film Year FDC signed Christopher Lee
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