Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee has received a Bafta Fellowship at the academy’s film awards. The event ended with a standing ovation for the distinguished thespian, who is famous for his roles as Dracula, and in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Wicker Man and The Man with the Golden Gun. He accepted the Bafta Fellowship from director Tim Burton, who described the 88-year-old as an “electrifying screen presence”. More..

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  1. Bmemac8

    The Great Christopher Lee! – They don’t make em like that anymore.
    Unfortunately it’s difficult to see him reprising his role as Saruman for the Hobbit – time really has caught up with him in the last year or so. Maybe he can provide his voice a CGI altered face for a body double?

    • Anonymous

      Yes he is a great, very emotional to watch here in the UK. Sir PJ could of course film all his scenes in front of Green screen in UK with Sir Ian- I would imagine they could be done in as little time as a week.I do wish Sir Christopher well.

  2. Braagsonofbalin

    Travel to New Zealand is clearly out. I would love to see them make it work, but to be prudent, they will need a backup plan. I am sure Christopher himself would not want the iconic image of Saruman he created not to be to the highest standard in the Hobbit films. His voice still has the same gravitas, hopefully they can be creative around any physical requirements. It would not be the same to have anyone else in the role.

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