Sir Christopher Lee
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  May 27, 1922
  • Date of Death:  June 07, 2015

Sir Christopher Frank Lee was a singer and actor. In a year that lasted nearly 60 years, Lee often played villains. He also played Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror films, playing the role a total of nine times. Lee also appeared in the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” as Francisco Scaramanga, Count Dooku in numerous “Star Wars” films, and Saruman in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy and the “Hobbit” trilogy.

Due to his strong and deep voice, Lee also sang opera, recording musical pieces from 1986 to 1998. He also recorded a symphonic metal album in 2010. Lee died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2015 after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure, shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday.

Was Sir Christopher Lee religious?

Lee identified as an Anglo-Catholic Christian. After WWII, he served at St. Stephen’s church in London while T.S. Eliot was a parishioner. Lee’s father, a lieutenant colonel in the British Army, was Anglican. His mother, an Italian countess, was Catholic.

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