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Christopher Lee talks LOTR!

February 27, 2001 at 3:03 am by leo  - 

In an interview he recently held with the English newspaper The Guardian Christopher Lee (Saruman) briefly mentions Lord of the Rings…

“..Lee is not at liberty to say much about The Lord of the Rings, a three-film adaptation of the Tolkein trilogy; but since he has read the books every year since they were published (1954-55), playing the character of Saruman is the realisation of a long-held ambition. “The book is such a work of brilliance and majesty – Tolkein wrote an epic on the scale of The Iliad or The Odyssey. He even created a language, Elfish, which you can read, write and speak. Despite having seen absolutely nothing of the film, I still think it’s going to create cinema history. Peter Jackson’s instincts are extraordinary, as is his stamina. My God, it would have to be, to film solidly for 15 months.”

The full story can be found at Guardian Unlimited.

Posted in Christopher Lee, LotR Cast News, Old Special Reports on February 27, 2001 by

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