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Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee was an English actor with a career spanning nearly 70 years. He was best known for playing Count Dracula and other villains.

NAME: Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
BORN: 27 May 1922 in Belgravia, London
DIED: 7 June 2015 in Chelsea, London

Selected Filmography

Christopher Lee articles on Spooky Isles

20 things you never knew about The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)

Italian poster for Hammer's 1957 Curse of Frankenstein
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES heads to the lab to cook up 20 facts about The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Happy 60th Birthday, The Curse of Frankenstein!

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates 60 years of Hammer's genre-shaping classic Curse of Frankenstein, and looks at its ongoing legacy.

The Wicker Man: 10 strange facts you didn’t know

The Wicker Man
Let's go to Summerisle for some strange facts about The Wicker Man 1973, from KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS

Remembering Christopher Lee’s Fireside Tales

Christopher Lee The Monkey Paw
ANN MASSEY tells us why Christopher Lee's Fireside Tales was just one way the actor had such an impact on her love of all things spooky

11 Christopher Lee facts you never knew!

Christopher Lee facts
MJ STEEL COLLINS delves into Christopher Lee's amazing life and churns up some of the amazing stories that made him a legend

Goodnight, Dark Prince: Sir Christopher Lee OBITUARY

Christopher Lee obituary
Christopher Lee Obituary: RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES and other our writers bid a sad farewell to a true British cinema legend

El Conde Dracula 1970 REVIEW

El Conde Dracula 1970
BARRY McCANN reviews the Jess Franco-directed El Conde Dracula (1970) - the one with Christopher Lee as Dracula in a moustache!

I, Monster 1971 REVIEW

I monster 1971
I, Monster 1971 - starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing - is reviewed by SIMON BALL

Scars Of Dracula 1970 REVIEW

Scars of Dracula 1970
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says Scars of Dracula (1970) isn't as bad as you would think

To the Devil a Daughter 1976 REVIEW

To the Devil a Daughter 1976
To the Devil a Daughter 1976 is one of Hammer's least successful horrors but it's better than you think, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The Whip and the Body 1963 MINI REVIEW

Simple yet provocative, The Whip and the Body is one of Mario Bava's best

The Hands of Orlac 1960 MINI REVIEW

The Hands of Orlac (1960) is a slightly dull remake of 1924 classic

Death Line aka Raw Meat (1972) REVIEW

RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews 'underground' horror classic Death Line aka Raw Meat (1972)

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave 1968 REVIEW

Dracula has risen from the grave review
Dracula has risen from the grave review by RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

The Skull 1965 REVIEW

Selene Paxton-Broooks reviews The Skull (1965) - a shockfest from Amicus!

Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 REVIEW

Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970 is one of Hammer's best Dracula sequels, says SIMON BALL

The House That Dripped Blood 1970 REVIEW

the house that dripped blood
SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS reviews the third Amicus horror portmanteau, The House That Dripped Blood (1970)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula 1974 REVIEW

The Satanic Rites of Dracula 1974
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES describes watching his first Hammer Horror, The Satanic Rites of Dracula!

Christopher Lee and Van Helsing

HOWARD JACKSON asks why Christopher Lee has never played Van Helsing

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959 REVIEW

All Sherlock Homes fans should visit Baskerville Hall Hotel
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1959, from Hammer Horror, has a wonderfully gothic feel, says ANN MASSEY

5 Dracula Films You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Here's some more obscure versions of Dracula that you've probably never heard of!

The Brides of Fu Manchu 1966 REVIEW

Fu Manchu is back in The Brides of Fu Manchu and he wants to blow you up with your radio!

The Face of Fu Manchu 1965 REVIEW

Police suspect the fiendish Fu Manchu may still be alive when a spate of grisly murders occur in London.

The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll 1960 REVIEW

The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll 1960 continues to be a strong, intriguing film to watch, says ANDREW GARVEY


Is this a photograph of Fort William’s Ghost?

FRANCES ABBOT tells us how a French couple may have snapped a photograph of a Scottish spectre at Fort William!

Chillingham Castle Most Haunted REVIEW

Most Haunted - Mary King's Close
CHRISTINE MILLER looks back on Most Haunted: Chillingham Castle

Tales of the Unexpected TV RETROSPECTIVE

DONNA CUTTRESS looks back on the dark and mysterious television series, Tales of the Unexpected

Glastonbury: Haunted Places to Visit

Ghosts of Glastonbury
Guest writer MJ Wayland explores mysterious Glastonbury in Somerset...

Cornish Owlman: Everything you need to know

The strange Cornish Owlman was first seen in Mawnan Smith in the 1970s. NIA JONES reveals its strange legend.