BAFTA has announced that Christopher Lee (Saruman) will receive the Academy Fellowship – the most cherished prize of the Orange British Academy Film Awards – at prize ceremonies on Sunday.

Awarded annually by the Academy, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Christie, John Barry, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Terry Gilliam and Judi Dench. Last year’s recipient was Vanessa Redgrave.

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  1. Yay! For Christopher Lee! He was one of my favorite Vampires back in the day. I also loved him in the “Hounds of the Baskerville”???? If I am right about that title. Otherwise if anyone knows the correct title, correct me please.


  2. Anonymous

    Congrats to Sir Christopher-Lord Summerisle (with the equally excellent Edward Woodward in The Wicker Man – The best Mycroft in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, numerous Hammer productions-often opposite another great-Peter Cushing , a dashing Sir Henry Baskerville in The Hound of the Baskervilles , teller of Christmas Ghost Stories to chill the blood , the loyal Flay in Gormenghast. Many know him as an Iconic Dracula, Scaramanga in the Man with the Golden Gun, the first leader of Pakistan- Jinnah but to us Ringers the perfect Saruman. The mans a legend.

  3. Congrats Christopher Lee!

  4. Count Dooku is given a well deserved recognition.

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