June 11, 2015

RIP Sir Christopher Lee (1922 - 2015)

More information at the Telegraph

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing

A sad day to learn that one of my favorite actors has passed away, but heartening to know he led a full and long life. Sir Christopher Lee, along with his fellow Hammer colleague Peter Cushing, OBE, was one of the reasons I became a film fan and collector back in the 1970s. It was great to see him have a huge late career renaissance with appearances in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and two of the Star Wars prequels. I will miss him.


  1. A sad day for film fans, to be sure. He was signed to do one more film when he died; he kept on right until the very end. Now, what actor wouldn't want to go out like that?

    For me, he will always be Lord Summerisle.

  2. Both he and Boris Karloff kept on right until the end. Dracula can finally rest in peace.