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 One Night with You Pirelli's Assistant
3 Hamlet Spear Carrier Uncredited
4 Penny and the Pownall Case Jonathan Blair
5 A Song for Tomorrow Auguste
6 My Brother's Keeper Second Constable Scenes deleted
7 Saraband for Dead Lovers Bit Part Uncredited
8 Scott of the Antarctic Bernard Day
9 1949 Trottie True Bongo
10 1950 They Were Not Divided Chris Lewis
11 Prelude to Fame Newsman
12 1951 Valley of Eagles Det. Holt
13 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Spanish Captain
14 Quo Vadis Chariot Driver Uncredited[1]
15 1952 The Crimson Pirate Joseph (attache)
16 Top Secret Russian Agent Uncredited
17 Paul Temple Returns Sir Felix Raybourne
18 Babes in Bagdad Slave Dealer
19 Moulin Rouge Georges Seurat
20 1953 Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot Voice Uncredited
21 Innocents in Paris Lieutenant Whitlock
22 1954 Destination Milan Svenson
23 1955 Man in Demand
24 Cross-Roads Harry Cooper
25 Final Column
26 That Lady Captain
27 Police Dog Johnny, a constable
28 The Dark Avenger French Patrol Captain at Tavern Uncredited
29 The Cockleshell Heroes Lt. Cdr. Dick Raikes, RN (Submarine Commander)
30 Storm Over the Nile Karaga Pasha
31 1956 Alias John Preston John Preston
32 Private's Progress Gen. von Linbeck's aide Uncredited
33 Port Afrique Franz Vermes
34 Beyond Mombasa Gil Rossi
35 The Battle of the River Plate Manolo
36 1957 Ill Met by Moonlight German officer at dentist's
37 Fortune Is a Woman Charles Highbury
38 The Traitor Dr. Neumann
39 The Curse of Frankenstein The Creature
40 Manuela Voice Uncredited
41 Bitter Victory Sgt. Barney
42 The Truth About Women François
43 1958 A Tale of Two Cities Marquis St. Evremonde
44 Dracula Count Dracula Alternative title: Horror of Dracula
45 Battle of the V-1 Labor Camp Captain, Men's Section
46 Corridors of Blood Resurrection Joe
47 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Henry Baskerville
48 The Man Who Could Cheat Death Pierre Gerard
49 The Treasure of San Teresa Jaeger
50 The Mummy Kharis, the Mummy
51 Uncle Was a Vampire Baron Roderico da Frankurten
52 1960 Too Hot to Handle Novak
53 Beat Girl Kenny
54 The City of the Dead Prof. Alan Driscoll Alternative title: Horror Hotel
55 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Paul Allen Alternative titles: House of Fright and Jekyll's Inferno
56 The Hands of Orlac Nero the magician
57 1961 The Terror of the Tongs Chung King
58 Taste of Fear Doctor Pierre Gerrard
59 The Devil's Daffodil Ling Chu
60 Ercole al centro della terra King Lico (Licos) Alternative title: Hercules in the Haunted World
61 1962 Stranglehold
62 The Puzzle of the Red Orchid Captain Allerman
63 The Pirates of Blood River Captain LaRoche
64 The Devil's Agent Baron von Staub
65 Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace Sherlock Holmes
66 1963 Katarsis Mephistoles
67 The Virgin of Nuremberg Erich Alternative titles: Castle of Terror and La vergine di Norimberga
68 La frusta e il corpo Kurt Menliff Alternative titles: 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 Terror in the Crypt Count Ludwig Karnstein Alternative titles: Crypt of the Vampire and Crypt of Horror
71 The Devil-Ship Pirates Captain Robeles
72 The Gorgon Prof. Karl Meister
73 1965 Dr Terror's House of Horrors Franklyn Marsh
74 She Billali
75 The Skull Sir Matthew Phillips
76 Ten Little Indians Voice of "Mr. Owen" Uncredited
77 The Face of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
78 1966 Theatre of Death Philippe Darvas
79 Dracula: Prince of Darkness Count Dracula
80 Rasputin, the Mad Monk Grigori Rasputin
81 Circus of Fear Gregor Alternative title: Psycho Circus
82 The Brides of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
83 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
84 Night of the Big Heat Godfrey Hanson
85 Five Golden Dragons Dragon #4
86 The Blood Demon Count Frederic Regula, Graf von Andomai Alternative titles: The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism and Castle of the Walking Dead
87 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar Morley Alternative title: The Crimson Cult
88 The Devil Rides Out Duc de Richleau Alternative title: The Devil's Bride
89 Eve Colonel Stuart Alternative title: The Face of Eve
90 The Blood of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
91 Dracula Has Risen from the Grave Count Dracula
92 1969 The Castle of Fu Manchu Dr. Fu Manchu
93 The Oblong Box Dr J. Neuhart
94 The Magic Christian Ship's vampire
95 1970 Scream and Scream Again Fremont
96 Umbracle The Man
97 The Bloody Judge Lord George Jeffreys Alternative title: Night of the Blood Monster
98 Count Dracula Count Dracula
99 Taste the Blood of Dracula Count Dracula
100 One More Time Count Dracula
101 Julius Caesar Artemidorus
102 Eugenie Dolmance Alternative title: Eugenie - The Story of Her Journey into Perversion
103 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Mycroft Holmes
104 Scars of Dracula Count Dracula
105 1971 The House That Dripped Blood John Reid Segment: "Sweets to the Sweet"
105 Cuadecuc, vampir Count Dracula/Himself
106 I, Monster Dr. Charles Marlowe / Mr. Edward Blake
107 Hannie Caulder Bailey
108 1972 Death Line Stratton-Villiers, MI5 Alternative title: Raw Meat
109 Nothing But the Night Col. Charles Bingham
110 Dracula A.D. 1972 Count Dracula
111 1973 Dark Places Dr. Mandeville
112 The Creeping Flesh James Hildern
113 The Satanic Rites of Dracula Count Dracula
114 Horror Express Sir Alexander Saxton
115 The Three Musketeers Rochefort
116 The Wicker Man Lord Summerisle Lee considered The Wicker Man to be his best film.[1]
117 1974 The Four Musketeers Rochefort
118 The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga
119 1975 Diagnosis: Murder Stephen Hayward
120 Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline Van Krig / Himself
121 The Story of Heidi Additional Voices 1979 dub
122 1976 The Keeper The Keeper
123 Killer Force Major Chilton Alternative title: The Diamond Mercenaries
124 To the Devil, A Daughter Father Michael Rayner
125 Dracula père et fils The Prince of Darkness Alternative title: Dracula and Son
126 Albino Bill Alternative titles: Whispering Death and Death in the Sun
127 1977 Airport '77 Martin Wallace
128 Meatcleaver Massacre On-screen narrator Alternative titles: Evil Force and Revenge of the Dead
129 End of the World Father Pergado / Zindar
130 Starship Invasions Captain Rameses
131 1978 Return from Witch Mountain Victor Gannon
132 Caravans Sardar Khan
133 Circle of Iron Zetan Alternative title: The Silent Flute
134 1979 The Passage Gypsy
135 Arabian Adventure Alquazar
136 Nutcracker Fantasy Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / Watchmaker Voice
137 Jaguar Lives! Adam Caine
138 Bear Island Lechinski
139 1941 Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt
140 Captain America II: Death Too Soon Miguel
141 1980 Serial Luckman Skull
142 1981 The Salamander Prince Baldasar, the Director of Counterintelligence
143 Desperate Moves Carl Boxer
144 An Eye for an Eye Morgan Canfield
145 1982 Safari 3000 Count Borgia
146 The Last Unicorn King Haggard Voice; also in German language version
147 1983 New Magic Mr. Kellar
148 The Return of Captain Invincible Mr. Midnight
149 House of the Long Shadows Corrigan
150 1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel Clifford King
151 1985 Mask of Murder Chief Supt. Jonathan Rich
152 Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf Stefan Crosscoe
153 1986 The Girl Peter Storm
154 1987 Jocks President White
155 Mio min Mio Kato
156 1988 Dark Mission Luis Morel
157 1989 Murder Story Willard Hope
158 La chute des aigles Walter Strauss
159 The Return of the Musketeers Rochefort
160 1990 The Rainbow Thief Uncle Rudolf
161 L'avaro Cardinale Spinosi
162 Honeymoon Academy Lazos
163 Panga -
164 Gremlins 2: The New Batch Doctor Catheter
165 1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice Doctor Pearson
166 1992 Jackpot Cedric
167 Kabuto King Philip
168 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Cmndt. Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov
169 Funny Man Callum Chance
170 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 The Stupids Evil Sender
174 1998 Tale of the Mummy Sir Richard Turkel
175 Jinnah Mohammed Ali Jinnah Lee considered this to be his favourite / most significant role[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 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 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
184 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Wilbur Wonka Narrator
185 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 Triage Joaquín Morales
190 Glorious 39 Walter
191 2010 Alice in Wonderland The Jabberwocky Voice
192 Burke & Hare Joseph
193 The Heavy Mr. Mason
194 2011 Season of the Witch Cardinal d’Ambroise
195 The Resident August
196 The Wicker Tree Old Gentleman
197 Grave Tales Himself Original version only
198 Hugo Monsieur Labisse
199 2012 Dark Shadows Silas Clarney
200 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saruman
201 2013 Extraordinary Tales Narrator Voice
202 Night Train to Lisbon Father Bartolomeu
203 Necessary Evil Narrator Voice
204 The Girl from Nagasaki Old Officer Pinkerton
205 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Saruman
206 2016 Angels in Notting Hill God / Mr. President Voice, Posthumous Release
207 The Hunting of the Snark Narrator
208 2017 The Time War Narrator


Year Film Role Notes
1953–56 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents Different roles 13 episodes
1955 Moby Dick—Rehearsed A Stage Manager/Flask TV film
The Vise Different roles Episodes: "Stronghold", "Price of Vanity", and "The Final Column"
Tales of Hans Anderson Different roles Episodes: "Wee Willie Winkie" and "The Cripple Boy"
1956 Chevron of Fallen Stars Governor Episode: "Captain Kidd"
The Scarlet Pimpernel Louis Uncredited
Episode: "The Elusive Chauvelin"
Colonel March of Scotland Yard Jean-Pierre Episode: "At Night All Cats Are Grey"
Sailor of Fortune Different roles Episodes: "The Desert Hostages" and "Stranger in Danger"
The Adventures of Aggie Inspector Hollis Episode: "Cut Glass"
1956–57 Assignment Foreign Legion Different roles Episodes: "As We Forgive" and "The Anaya"
1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre Different roles 4 episodes
The Gay Cavalier Colonel Jeffries Episode: "The Lady's Dilemma"
1958 O.S.S. Dessinger Episode: "Operation Firefly"
Ivanhoe Sir Otto Episode: "The German Knight"
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"
Light Entertainment Killers TV film
1973 Poor Devil Lucifer
Orson Welles' 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
The Pirate Samir Al Fay TV film
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
Charlie's Angels Dale Woodman Episode: "Angel in Hiding"
1981 Evil Stalks This House Host TV film
Goliath Awaits John McKenzie
1982 Massarati and the Brain Victor Leopold
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Prince Philip
1984 The Far Pavilions Kaka-ji Rao TV miniseries
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
The Disputation King James of Aragon
Shaka Zulu Lord Bathurst TV miniseries
1989 Around the World in 80 Days Stuart
La Révolution française Sanson Segment: "Les Années Terribles"
1990 The Care of Time Karlis Zander TV film
Treasure Island Blind Pew
1991 Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady Sherlock Holmes
1992 Incident at Victoria Falls Sherlock Holmes
Beauty and the Beast Monsieur Renard (voice)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Count Ottokar Graf Czerin Episode: "Austria, March 1917"
Double Vision Mr. Bernard TV film
1993 Death Train General Konstantin Benin TV film
1995 The Tomorrow People Rameses 5 episodes
Moses Ramesses II TV film
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
Soul Music Death TV series
Wyrd Sisters Death TV miniseries
The Odyssey Tiresias
1997–98 The New Adventures of Robin Hood Olwyn 6 episodes
2000 Gormenghast Flay TV miniseries
In the Beginning Rameses I TV film
Ghost Stories for Christmas M. R. James TV miniseries
2001 Les Redoutables Death Segment: "Confession"
2005 Pope John Paul II Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński TV miniseries
2008 The Colour of Magic Death Voice
TV film

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
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Saruman
2004 EverQuest II Lucan D'Lere
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Francisco Scaramanga
2005 The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Saruman
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Saruman
2006 Kingdom Hearts II DiZ/Ansem the Wise
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II Saruman
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix DiZ/Ansem the Wise Archived footage
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
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix DiZ/Ansem the Wise Archived footage
2015 Deus Ex Machina 2 The Programmer (Narrator)


Year Title
2007 The Children of Húrin

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
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Ian McKellen) Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Nominated
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
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Won
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. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ Lindrea , Victoria (11 October 2004). "Christopher Lee on the making of legends & Jinnah". BBC. Retrieved 5 November 2011.

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