Daily Archives: June 11, 2015

A few thoughts about Christopher Lee

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

I’m very saddened to hear the news today that legendary English actor Christopher Lee passed away Sunday, June 7th, at age 93. With nearly 300 film credits to his name, we’ve lost one of our most gifted actors and greatest voices in movie history.

I grew up watching the old Hammer Films that he starred in, especially Horror of Dracula (1958) and Dracula – Prince of Darkness (1966), and to me he was Dracula. I still watch those old, atmospheric films every Halloween – as well as his performances in The Curse of Frankenstein (1959), The Gorgon (1964), The Mummy (1959), and countless other misty, eerie, and ancient castle-based Hammer films.