Christopher Lee

1922 - 2015

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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, author, and singer. With a career spanning nearly seven decades, Lee was well known for portraying villains, gaining recognition for appearing as Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror films—ultimately playing the role nine times in total. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Lee has received more than 12,459,917 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Christopher Lee is the 51st most popular actor (down from 45th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 96th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Actor.

Christopher Lee is most famous for his role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films.

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  • 99

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  • 6.39

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  • 5.57

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Among actors, Christopher Lee ranks 51 out of 10,030Before him are Ian McKellen, Chuck Norris, Louis de Funès, Harrison Ford, Maggie Smith, and Greta Garbo. After him are Marcello Mastroianni, Michael Caine, Katharine Hepburn, Omar Sharif, Jean Reno, and Sharon Tate.

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Among people born in 1922, Christopher Lee ranks 5Before him are Judy Garland, José Saramago, Yitzhak Rabin, and Stan Lee. After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Thomas Kuhn, Norodom Sihanouk, Franjo Tuđman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Erich Hartmann, and Ava Gardner. Among people deceased in 2015, Christopher Lee ranks 5Before him are John Forbes Nash Jr., A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lee Kuan Yew, and Günter Grass. After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, and Anita Ekberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Lee ranks 97 out of 6,924Before him are Ian McKellen (1939), William Blake (1757), Maggie Smith (1934), Mary Boleyn (1499), J. M. W. Turner (1775), and Alex Ferguson (1941). After him are Edward VIII (1894), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and George Harrison (1943).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Christopher Lee ranks 9Before him are Sean Connery (1930), Richard Burton (1925), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Roger Moore (1927), Ian McKellen (1939), and Maggie Smith (1934). After him are Michael Caine (1933), Alan Rickman (1946), Liam Neeson (1952), Judi Dench (1934), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Cary Grant (1904).

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