Discussion in 'Obituaries Forum' started by quarry2006, Jun 11, 2015.
Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 - latest reaction and tributes - Telegraph
I guess it was coming sooner or later. Glad he got to complete all his trilogies before he passed. He wasn't the world's greatest actor, but he was certainly a screen presence and an icon. He added a ton of gravitas to the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings sagas, as well as Tim Burton's films.
Will remember him especially though as Scaramanger and Lord Summerisle.
Rip loved his work
Yes, and thanks for reminding me he was in a Bond film! So many parts and he played them all with such gusto. I think Saruman, Lord Summerisle and Darth Tyrannus/Count Dooku would be my favourite roles of his. In fact, I might treat myself to The Wicker Man tonight - a film he praised constantly thoughout his life.
This guy is a legend with great presence on screen
Will be missed
What an iconic actor he will be missed RIP Sir.
Great actor, brought a tear to my eye when you posted it on the Ron Moody thread. Not only a villain in the Bond movie, but his cousin Ian Fleming wanted him to play Dr No
Just putting a copy of a post I did on him a while back - the man had a most amazing life:
The star of probably the greatest British horror film of all time. The Wicker Man.
RIP. Loved his work. One of a kind and such a commanding presence and voice.
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Vincenet Price were probably the three most influential actors in shaping my tastes in film from the BBC double bills when I as a kid. Legend is a word bandied about quite easily sometimes but he really was one. The fact that he was even in the LOTR and Star Wars trilogies was a testament to his status and screen presence. R.I.P.
From Hammer Horror to Gremlins 2, Star Wars and more.
RIP, it won't be as scary without you.
What a man, I loved him from the first role I saw him in, Dracula Prince of Darkness and to his last in The Hobbit Five armies.
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Along with Cushing and Price, he was the icon for British horror. Legend indeed.
Rest In Peace (and please everyone, remember to leave that stake in place)
RIP, always enjoyed his work. Well it's The Wicker Man for me tonight...
RIP another huge fan of The Wicker Man here, loved Lord Summerisle. Christopher Lee was superb in everything he was ever in.
Only recently watched The Wicker Man on blu. I adore that film.
His favourite ever role, from the year I was born.
When it gets dark tonight will he rise again?
Not unexpected but he has left a significant body of work behind. I re-watched Man with a Golden Gun recently. Lee was an excellent bond villain.
After killing Hai Fat. "He always did like that mausoleum - put him in it." Lee nearly stole that movie right from under Sir Roger's eyebrows.
Only with the blood of a Transylvanian virgin sacrificed on the alter of his castle, the blood running down channels in the floor to drip into his coffin......................... he has such a large body of work but I remember him most as Dracula because although I loved to watch the movies, as a kid they terrified me. For me there has never been a greater Dracula, modern ones are very tame in comparison.
He was the most awesome elderly actor on screen! I want to thank Peter Jackson and Tim Burton for allowing Lee to grace the screen for the latest generation audiences, with his truly towering presence even in his 80s and 90s. And what a finale scene he had in Battle of the Five Armies. Wow. Of all the greats that have passed on, I will fondly remember Lee the most for his incredible, almost eternal iconic and empowering presence on the screen. His voice especially will live on in my imaginations and he cool was his participation in singing with heavy metal groups in his 90s!?
RIP Christopher Lee, magnificent innings and I look forward to reading much more about his eventful life.
Just my own little compilation of achievements:
- He acted in the three biggest film franchises ever (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and James Bond);
- He played both Count Dracula AND Frankenstein's Monster (not to mention The Mummy and Fu Manchu);
- As well as Hammer, he starred in two Amicus portmanteau films;
- He also starred with both Peter Cushing and Vincent Price in the same film (Scream and Scream Again)
- Was in one of the greatest British cult films ever (The Wicker Man);
- Starred for Disney (Return from Witch Mountain);
- Worked for the great directors Powell & Pressburger, Alfred Hitchcock, Terence Fisher, Richard Lester, Guy Hamilton, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Tim Burton and Martin Scorsese.
He also managed to play both Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft (and one of Sherlocks's clients, Sir Henry Baskerville), Moses and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
How did he fit all that in to just 93 years?
Pecker that's a great round up of some of his work
Yep, I was brought up on a staple of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing films. Sad day, God bless.
Lee had a thing for eyebrows himself by his own admission, lol. I recommend the Hobbit/Lotr dvd/blu ray owners to watch the small extras whereever Lee is involved in, always have stories to tell, and you can tell the crew were enratpured with him, except for the schedule manager, looking at her watch all the time to get everyone back to work, lol.
"Leave Sauron to me". Yes that was a goosebump scene alright. Although I'm not mega impressed with the Hobbit trilogy, Lee certainly enriched it immeasurably -especially in those scenes.
I was the worst critic for the first movie but the trilogy strangely grew on me to a point that I love them very much with repeated viewings and I cradle them welcomely as part of the whole saga. Its very much like the Hobbit book itself being very vastly different in tone to the main meal trilogy...but sorry we're digressing...well sort of. Middle Earth lore was very much a love of Lee probably even before Peter Jackson learnt to walk!
R I P, sadly missed
however he should be remembered for his starring role in the devil rides out, one of hammers finest films, and not one of its worst, to the devil a daughter.
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