Hollywood Pays Tribute To Sir Christopher Lee

Sir Chrisopher Lee

Members of Hollywood and those who worked with him pay tribute to Sir Christopher Lee.

Sir Christopher Lee Has Passed Away At The Age Of 93

Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee, veteran actor best known for playing villains, has passed away at the age of 93.

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Lee passed away at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on June 7, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. The Guardian reports, Lee’s wife waited to inform the public until she let his family know.

Cristopher and Birgit Lee

On 17 March 1961, Lee married Danish model Birgit Kroencke. The pair were married for over 50 years.

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The veteran actor had a respectable and diverse movie career, with over 281 credits to his name on IMDB. Lee’s film career began in 1947, in the Gothic romance Corridor of Mirrors. Ten years later, his big break in his first film for Hammer was The Curse of Frankenstein, in which he played Frankenstein’s monster. Lee’s most famous role was his chilling portrayals of Count Dracula opposite Sir Peter Cushing as Van Helsing, whom he played over ten times.

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In the 70s, Lee had major roles as Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man and in 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun, in which he played James Bond’s villain Francisco Scaramanga‬.


Director Tim Burton, who worked with Lee on five films, described him as “a true legend”.

Christopher has been an enormous inspiration to me my entire life. I had the honour and pleasure to work with him on five films (Sleepy Hollow, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Alice In Wonderland and Dark Shadows).

“He was the last of his kind – a true legend – who I’m fortunate to have called a friend. He will continue to inspire me and I’m sure countless others for generations to come.” (via Telegraph UK)


For the younger generation, Lee was best-known for playing Saruman in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogies and in The Hobbit and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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In addition to his film career, Lee released a heavy metal albums, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross and 2013’s Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.

“I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.” – one of the most memorable quotes from Sir Christopher Lee.

Sir Christopher was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity. In 2011, he was awarded the BAFTA fellowship.

Lee is survived by his wife of 50 years, Birgit Kroencke Lee, and their daughter Christina Erika Lee.

He will be missed. R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee.

Middle-earth Map Doodled On A Starbucks Cup

Middle Earth map on Starbucks cup

Liam Kenny, an artist that goes by the name topthat138, drew a beautifully detailed map of Middle-earth on a Starbucks cup. I hope the barista didn’t throw the cup away. :)

Make sure to check out his Instagram to see more of his work.

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He also drew Sauron. Check it out!

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[Photos via Reddit]

Watch Eddie Redmayne Reenact His Failed ‘Bilbo Baggins’ Audition

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne was recently on ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ and during the show he revealed that he auditioned for the role as Bilbo Baggins for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ films. Let’s just say it didn’t go so well. lol Check out the hilarious video below!  

“I went to this audition, and I’d been really rigorous about it, and didn’t want to just do my usual boring thing. So I went on YouTube and I found Ian Holm, who’d played it in The Lord of the Rings, and I tried to copy his character. I arrived there, and the casting director put on the camcorder, and I started reading the scene. I thought I was being brave, and before the word Baggins had come out of my mouth she said ‘No, no, no, no. Own voice. Own voice.’ I never got a call back.”