Christopher Lee has made his mark in horror films with the Hammer movies, sci-fi with Star Wars, and fantasy with the Lord of the Rings series. The man is currently 91 years old, and while he may not be as spry as when he played Dracula back in the late fifties, he’s still actively performing, which is truly remarkable.
We're big fans of the Hammer horror films, the classic British scare fests that launched the careers of Christopher Lee, who played Dracula ten times for the studio, and Peter Cushing, who was usually Dr. Frankenstein.
Hammer was the British film company that produced such classics as The Horror of Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein, while making stars out of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
When Christopher Lee first appeared in The Horror of Dracula, he definitely made a strong impression.