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Thursday, 11 June 2015

R.I.P. Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

One of our finest actors, Christoper Lee, has passed away at the grand old age of 93.

As you can tell from the item to the left that I published on his birthday back in May, the man was something special - especially to us geeks - having been a central figure in Hammer horror movies, Star Wars, and Lord Of The Rings.

He also appeared in Sherlock Holmes films (as both Sherlock and Mycroft) and was the world's greatest assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, in the James Bond classic The Man With The Golden Gun.

Erudite blogger Siskoid reminded me that Sir Christopher also "appeared on the Avengers, Space 1999, the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, the Gremlins franchise, The Tomorrow People, lent his unique, gravely voice to several high end video games, and by all account was as amazing a character in real life as he was on screen - a real life secret agent, in fact!"

An inspirational figure and a role model to us all.

They simply don't make movie stars like this anymore.

You can read tributes, and full obituary, for Sir Christopher Lee at The Guardian website.

4 comments:

  1. though he may have more than a bit "arrogant (with a list of accomplishments like That , he is justified in his "arrogance", and often rather "rude".... but a skillful actor, which he has proven again and again.... he will be greatly missed by his many fans....
    ... got up and looked over my "Reading List".... and many had posted upon this great actor's death...
    ... and a very nice "Tribute Post" as well,,,,

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    1. Yes, looking over my blogroll - and my Feedly - this sad news has dominated, which, again, demonstrates the breadth of his reach.

      Channel 4 news ran a wonderful tribute to Sir Christopher this evening, but sadly the actual clip isn't available online. http://www.channel4.com/news/farewell-christopher-lee-who-has-died-age-93

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  2. Tim shares the same birthday as Lee.

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