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Christopher Lee releases new metal album 'Metal Knight'

Christopher Lee releases new metal album 'Metal Knight'

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) --"Lord of the Rings" actor Christopher Lee has released a new metal album to celebrate his 92nd birthday.
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Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.

Johnny Depp makes surprise appearance at BFI film festival

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- American actor Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the BFI London Film Fest awards ceremony to present actor Christopher Lee with a special award.

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Scottish village hopes to save church

PLOCKTON, Scotland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A picturesque village in the Scottish Highlands where scenes from the cult classic "The Wicker Man" were filmed is fighting to save its church.
'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

'Frankenweenie' premieres: Austin, London

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," a Frankenstein parody, will have its world premiere in Austin, Texas, and its European premiere in London, officials said.
Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

Shooting wraps on 'The Hobbit'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson announced in a blog post Friday he has completed principal photography on the two-part epic "The Hobbit" in New Zealand.

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Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

Billy Connolly joins 'Hobbit' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Billy Connolly has signed on to play dwarf warrior Dain Ironfoot in Peter Jackson's two-part "The Hobbit" project, the director said Wednesday.
Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

Scorsese set for BAFTA honor

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to honor filmmaker Martin Scorsese at its awards ceremony in London next month.
Dem wins House race seen as Medicare test

Dem wins House race seen as Medicare test

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- A Democrat scored an upset win in a special U.S. House election in western New York state Tuesday, defeating a Republican in a GOP stronghold.
Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

Mortimer, Stuhlbarg land 'Hugo' roles

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg have joined the cast of "Hugo Cabret," the movie Martin Scorsese is now shooting in London, GK Films said Wednesday.

Man dumped 3 tons of human limbs, waste

DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Atlanta businessman was sentenced and fined for abandoning more than three tons of human limbs and medical waste at a suburban storage facility.
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Christopher Lee
Actor Christopher Lee arrives at a festival function during the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech on November 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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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 Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars episodes II, III, and The Clone Wars (2002, 2005, 2008) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003). Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). He is well known for his deep, strong voice and imposing height.

Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948 making him the Guinness book world record holder for most film acting roles ever. He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, as the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee of the 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps and his italian wife Contessa Estelle Marie (née Carandini di Sarzano). Lee's mother was a famous Edwardian beauty who was painted by Sir John Lavery as well as by Oswald Birley and Olive Snell, and sculpted by Clare F. Sheridan. Lee's maternal great-grandfather was an Italian political refugee, and his great-grandmother was Australian singer Marie Carandini.

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