Thursday, 11 June 2015
GOODBYE, CHRISTOPHER LEE...
War hero, singer, writer, actor, raconteur, world-travelled, classy and sophisticated man. Christopher Lee was all these things, but it will be his cherished and genuinely diverse career as an actor for which he will forever be remembered by his world of fans; the definitive on screen interpretation of that must survive Vampire, Dracula, created by Bram Stoker; as the paid hit-man Scaramanga, handling his unique Golden Gun against Roger Moore's James Bond and his license to kill in The Man With the Golden Gun, as the benevolent flowing white-haired alien leader Captain Zantor in a classic early episode of Space:1999, or as Saruman, the mighty wizard turned corrupt servant to the evil all-seeing Sauron in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. To STAR WARS fans, we will always enjoy and celebrate his work as the rogue Jedi turned Sith Lord, Count Dooku, master of betrayal and the lightsaber blade, fighting for evil against his former friends in the Prequel Trilogy's final two movies, joining his late friend Peter Cushing in contributing to George Lucas's ultimate cinematic playground and making crowd-pleasing screen history with his now iconic lightsaber duel against little Master Yoda during the finale of Attack of the Clones.
Goodbye, Christopher Lee, and thank you for such an incredible and accomplished body of work.
Sir Christopher Lee Dies Aged 93
▶ Star Wars Celebration Day - Interview with Christopher Lee - YouTube
Sir Christopher Lee Passes Away | StarWars.com