This week’s ‘Public Life of Sherlock Holmes’ is up over at Black Gate. I look at a British horror legend who took three turns wearing the inverness and deerstalker.
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Question – What do Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, James Bond, Fu Manchu, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, John Belushi and Sherlock Holmes all have in common?
Answer – Lee. Christopher Lee
In May, talented British actor Christopher Lee turns 96 years old. Thanks to his performance as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he is as popular today as he ever has been. And proving he knows how to get in on a winning franchise, he was Count Dooku in the second Star Wars trilogy. Which chronologically was the… oh, never mind.
But Lee first made his name in the horror flicks produced by Hammer Films in Great Britain in the late fifties and sixties. Lee played the monster (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy) while friend Peter Cushing was the protagonist.