12 June 2009
That's right folks! Christopher Lee has also received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to drama and charity.
He's best known as Dracula - a role he played over half a dozen times - but his filmography also includes the role of Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the father of Willie Wonka (Johnny Depp) in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fu Manchu, the creature in The Curse of Frankenstein, Kharis in The Mummy, Burgomaster in Sleepy Hollow, and Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus in Star Wars episodes I, II, and III.
Congratulations Sir Christopher Lee!