Christopher Lee filmography

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The filmography of English actor Sir Christopher Lee (1922–2015) began in 1948.


# Year Film Role Notes
1 1948 Corridor of Mirrors Charles
2 1948 One Night with You Pirelli's Assistant
3 1948 Hamlet Spear Carrier Uncredited
4 1948 Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair
5 1948 A Song for Tomorrow Auguste
6 1948 My Brother's Keeper Second Constable Deleted scenes
7 1948 Saraband for Dead Lovers Bit Part Uncredited
8 1948 Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day
9 1949 Trottie True Bongo
10 1950 They Were Not Divided Chris Lewis
11 1950 Prelude to Fame Newsman
12 1951 Valley of Eagles Det. Holt
13 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Spanish Captain
14 1951 Quo Vadis Chariot Driver Uncredited[1]
15 1952 The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache)
16 1952 Top Secret Russian Agent Uncredited
17 1952 Paul Temple Returns Sir Felix Raybourne
18 1952 Babes in Bagdad Slave Dealer
19 1952 Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat
20 1953 Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot Voice Uncredited
21 1953 Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock Uncredited
22 1954 Destination Milan Svenson
23 1955 Man in Demand
24 1955 Crossroads Harry Cooper
25 1955 Final Column
26 1955 That Lady Captain
27 1955 Police Dog Johnny, a constable
28 1955 The Dark Avenger French Patrol Captain at Tavern Uncredited
29 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes Submarine Commander
30 1955 Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha
31 1956 Alias John Preston John Preston
32 1956 Private's Progress Gen. von Linbeck's aide Uncredited
33 1956 Port Afrique Franz Vermes
34 1956 Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi
35 1956 The Battle of the River Plate Manolo
36 1957 Ill Met by Moonlight German Officer at Dentists
37 1957 Fortune Is a Woman Charles Highbury
38 1957 The Traitor Dr. Neumann
39 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein The Creature
40 1957 Manuela Voice Uncredited
41 1957 Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney
42 1957 The Truth About Women François
43 1958 A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde
44 1958 Dracula Count Dracula Alternative title: Horror of Dracula
45 1958 Battle of the V-1 Labor Camp Captain, Men's Section
46 1958 Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe
47 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry Baskerville
48 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death Dr. Pierre Gerard
49 1959 The Treasure of San Teresa Jaeger
50 1959 The Mummy Kharis, the Mummy
51 1959 Uncle Was a Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten
52 1960 Too Hot to Handle Novak
53 1960 Beat Girl Kenny
54 1960 The City of the Dead Prof. Alan Driscoll Alternative title: Horror Hotel
55 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Paul Allen
56 1960 The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician
57 1961 The Terror of the Tongs Chung King
58 1961 Taste of Fear Doctor Pierre Gerrard
59 1961 The Devil's Daffodil Ling Chu
60 1961 Ercole al centro della terra King Lico (Licos) Alternative title: Hercules in the Haunted World
61 1962 Stranglehold
62 1962 The Puzzle of the Red Orchid Captain Allerman
63 1962 The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche
64 1962 The Devil's Agent Baron von Staub
65 1962 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes
66 1963 Katarsis Mephistoles
67 1963 The Virgin of Nuremberg Erich Aka Castle of Terror and La vergine di Norimberga
68 1963 La frusta e il corpo Kurt Menliff Aka The Whip and the Body and Night Is the Phantom
69 1964 Il castello dei morti vivi Count Drago Alternative title: Castle of the Living Dead
70 1964 Terror in the Crypt Count Ludwig Karnstein Aka Crypt of the Vampire and Crypt of Horror
71 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles
72 1964 The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister
73 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh
74 1965 She Billali
75 1965 The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips
76 1965 Ten Little Indians Voice of "Mr. Owen" Uncredited
77 1965 The Face of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu / Lee Tao
78 1966 Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas
79 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness Count Dracula
80 1966 Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin
81 1966 Circus of Fear Gregor Alternative title: Psycho Circus
82 1966 The Brides of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
83 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
84 1967 Night of the Big Heat Godfrey Hanson
85 1967 Five Golden Dragons Dragon #4
86 1967 The Blood Demon Count Frederic Regula, Graf von Andomai Aka The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism and Castle of the Walking Dead
87 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar Morley
88 1968 The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau
89 1968 Eve Colonel Stuart Alternative title: The Face of Eve
90 1968 The Blood of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
91 1968 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Count Dracula
92 1969 The Castle of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu
93 1969 The Oblong Box Dr. J. Neuhart
94 1969 The Magic Christian Ship's vampire
95 1970 Scream and Scream Again Fremont
96 1970 Umbracle The Man
97 1970 The Bloody Judge (es) Lord George Jeffreys Alternative title: Night of the Blood Monster
98 1970 Count Dracula Count Dracula
99 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula Count Dracula
100 1970 One More Time Count Dracula
101 1970 Julius Caesar Artemidorus
102 1970 Eugenie Dolmance Aka Eugenie - The Story of Her Journey into Perversion
103 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes
104 1970 Scars of Dracula Count Dracula
105 1971 The House That Dripped Blood John Reid Segment: "Sweets to the Sweet"
105 1971 Cuadecuc, vampir Count Dracula/Himself
106 1971 I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake
107 1971 Hannie Caulder Bailey
108 1972 Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 Alternative title: Raw Meat
109 1972 Nothing But the Night Col. Charles Bingham
110 1972 Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula
111 1973 Dark Places Dr. Mandeville
112 1973 The Creeping Flesh James Hildern
113 1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula
114 1973 Horror Express Sir Alexander Saxton
115 1973 The Three Musketeers Rochefort
116 1973 The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle Lee considered The Wicker Man his best film.[1]
117 1974 The Four Musketeers Rochefort
118 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga
119 1975 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Stephen Hayward
120 1975 Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline Van Krig/Himself
121 1976 The Keeper The Keeper
122 1976 Killer Force Major Chilton Alternative title: The Diamond Mercenaries
123 1976 To the Devil, A Daughter Father Michael Rayner
124 1976 Dracula père et fils Prince of Darkness Alternative title: Dracula and Son
125 1976 Albino Bill Aka Whispering Death and Death in the Sun
126 1977 Airport '77 Martin Wallace
127 1977 Meatcleaver Massacre On-screen narrator Aka Evil Force and Revenge of the Dead
128 1977 End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar
129 1977 Starship Invasions Captain Rameses
130 1978 Return from Witch Mountain Dr. Victor Gannon
131 1978 Caravans Sardar Khan
132 1978 Circle of Iron Zetan Alternative title: The Silent Flute
133 1979 The Passage Gypsy
134 1979 Arabian Adventure Alquazar
135 1979 Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / Watchmaker Voice
136 1979 Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine
137 1979 Bear Island Lechinski
138 1979 1941 Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
139 1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel
140 1980 Serial Luckman Skull
141 1981 The Salamander Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
142 1981 Desperate Moves Dr. Carl Boxer
143 1981 An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield
144 1982 Safari 3000 Count Borgia
145 1982 The Last Unicorn King Haggard Voice; also in German language version
146 1983 New Magic Mr. Kellar
147 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight
148 1983 House of the Long Shadows Corrigan
149 1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel Mr. Clifford King
150 1985 Mask of Murder Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
151 1985 Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf Stefan Crosscoe
152 1986 The Girl Peter Storm
153 1987 Jocks President White
154 1987 Mio min Mio Kato
155 1988 Dark Mission Luis Morel
156 1989 Murder Story Willard Hope
157 1989 La chute des aigles Walter Strauss
158 1989 The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort
159 1990 The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf
160 1990 L'avaro Cardinale Spinosi
161 1990 Honeymoon Academy Lazos
162 1990 Panga -
163 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter
164 1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Doctor Pearson
165 1992 Jackpot Cedric
166 1992 Kabuto King Philip
167 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Narrator
168 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Cmndt. Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov
169 1994 Funny Man Callum Chance
170 1994 Flesh and Blood Narrator/Self Last collaboration with Peter Cushing
171 1995 A Feast at Midnight V. E. Longfellow, a.k.a. Raptor
172 1996 Welcome to the Discworld Death
173 1996 The Stupids Evil Sender
174 1998 Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel
175 1998 Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah Lee considered this to be his favourite role/most significant[2]
176 1999 Sleepy Hollow Burgomaster
177 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Saruman
178 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
179 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Saruman
180 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman Extended Edition only
181 2004 Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse Heinrich von Garten
182 2005 The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby The Lord Provost
183 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
184 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dr. Wilbur Wonka
185 2005 Corpse Bride Pastor Galswells Voice
186 2007 The Golden Compass First High Councillor
187 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus Voice
188 2009 Boogie Woogie Alfred Rhinegold
189 2009 Triage Joaquín Morales
190 2009 Glorious 39 Walter
191 2010 Alice in Wonderland Jabberwocky Voice
192 2010 Burke & Hare Joseph
193 2010 The Heavy Mr. Mason
194 2011 Season of the Witch Cardinal D’Ambroise
195 2011 The Resident August
196 2011 The Wicker Tree Old Gentleman
197 2011 Grave Tales Himself Original version only
198 2011 Hugo Monsieur Labisse
199 2012 The Hunting of the Snark Narrator Voice
200 2012 Dark Shadows Silas Clarney
201 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman
202 2013 Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartolomeu
203 2013 Necessary Evil Narrator Voice
204 2013 The Girl from Nagasaki Old Officer Pinkerton
205 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman
206 2015 Extraordinary Tales Narrator Voice
207 2015 Angels in Notting Hill God/Mr. President Voice; completed


Year Film Role Notes
1955 Moby Dick—Rehearsed A Stage Manager/Flask TV film
1955 The Vise Different Roles Episodes: "Stronghold", "Price of Vanity", "The Final Column"
1955 Tales of Hans Anderson Different Roles Episodes: "Wee Willie Winkie", "The Cripple Boy"
1956 Chevron of Fallen Stars Governor Episode: "Captain Kidd"
1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel Louis (Uncredited) Episode: "The Elusive Chauvelin"
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard Jean-Pierre Episode: "At Night All Cats Are Grey"
1953–56 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents Different Roles 13 Episodes
1956 Sailor of Fortune Different Roles Episodes: "The Desert Hostages", "Stranger in Danger"
1956 The Adventures of Aggie Inspector Hollis Episode: "Cut Glass"
1957 Errol Flynn Theater Different Roles 4 Episodes
1956–57 Assignment Foreign Legion Different Roles Episodes: "As We Forgive", "The Anaya"
1957 The Gay Cavalier Colonel Jeffries Episode: "The Lady's Dilemma"
1958 O.S.S. Dessinger Episode: "Operation Firefly"
1958 Ivanhoe Sir Otto Episode: "The German Knight"
1958 White Hunter Mark Caldwell Episode: "This Hungry Hell"
1959 The Adventures of William Tell Prince Erik Episode: "Manhunt"
1960 Tales of the Vikings Norman Knight Episode: "The Bull"
1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Wilhelm Reitlinger Episode: "The Sorcerer"
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Karl Jorla Episode: "The Sign of Satan"
1967 The Avengers Professor Stone Episode: "Never, Never Say Die"
1969 The Avengers Colonel Mannering Episode: "The Interrogators"
1969 Light Entertainment Killers TV film
1973 Poor Devil Lucifer TV film
1973 Great Mysteries Arnaud Episode: "The Leather Funnel"
1976 Space: 1999 Captain Zandor Episode: "Earthbound"
1978 How the West Was Won The Grand Duke TV miniseries
1978 The Pirate Samir Al Fay TV film
1978 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Christopher Lee/Meat Loaf"
1979 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel TV film
1980 Once Upon a Spy Marcus Valorium TV film
1980 Charlie's Angels Dale Woodman Episode: "Angel in Hiding"
1981 Evil Stalks This House Host TV film
1981 Goliath Awaits John McKenzie TV film
1982 Massarati and the Brain Victor Leopold TV film
1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Prince Philip TV film
1984 The Far Pavilions Kaka-ji Rao TV miniseries
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre King Vladimir V Episode: "The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers"
1986 Un métier du seigneur Fog TV film
1986 The Disputation King James of Aragon TV film
1986 Shaka Zulu Lord Bathurst TV miniseries
1989 Around the World in 80 Days Stuart TV miniseries
1989 La Révolution française Sanson Segment: "Les Années Terribles"
1990 The Care of Time Karlis Zander TV film
1990 Treasure Island Blind Pew TV film
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sherlock Holmes TV film
1992 Incident at Victoria Falls Sherlock Holmes TV film
1992 Beauty and the Beast Monsieur Renard (voice) TV film
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Count Ottokar Graf Czerin Episode: "Austria, March 1917"
1992 Double Vision Mr. Bernard TV film
1993 Death Train General Konstantin Benin TV film
1995 The Tomorrow People Rameses 5 episodes
1995 Moses Ramses TV film
1995 Tales of Mystery and Imagination Host TV series
1996 Sorellina e il principe del sogno Azaret TV film
1997 Ivanhoe Lucas de Beaumanoir TV miniseries
1997 Soul Music Death TV series
1997 Wyrd Sisters Death TV miniseries
1997 The Odyssey Tiresias TV miniseries
1997–98 The New Adventures of Robin Hood Olwyn 6 episodes
2000 Gormenghast Flay TV miniseries
2000 In the Beginning Rameses I TV film
2000 Ghost Stories for Christmas M. R. James TV miniseries
2001 Les Redoutables Death Segment: "Confession" (Unknown episodes)
2005 Pope John Paul II Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński TV miniseries
2008 The Colour of Magic Death Voice

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Ghosts Dr. Marcus Grimalkin / Himself
1999 The Rocky Interactive Horror Show Narrator
2001 Conquest: Frontier Wars Anvil / Headquarters
2003 Freelancer
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman
2004 EverQuest II Lucan D'Lere
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Francisco Scaramanga
2005 The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Saruman
2005 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Saruman
2006 Kingdom Hearts II DiZ / Ansem the Wise
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II Saruman
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix DiZ / Ansem the Wise
2008 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king Saruman
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days DiZ
2014 Lego The Hobbit Saruman/Narrator
2015 Deus Ex Machina 2 The Programmer (Narrator)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Results
1973 The Wicker Man Saturn Award for Best Actor Nominated
1979 Arabian Adventure Saturn Award for Best Actor Nominated
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Won
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Ian McKellen) Nominated
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones MTV Movie Award for Best Fight Won
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Won
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Won
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2010 Alice in Wonderland Teen Choice Award for Movie;– Choice Fight (shared with Mia Wasikowska) Won
2011 Hugo Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated


  1. ^ a b "The Total Film Interview - Christopher Lee". Total Film. 1 May 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "TFInterview" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Lindrea , Victoria (11 October 2004). "Christopher Lee on the making of legends & Jinnah". BBC. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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