It has been announced today that actor Christopher Lee is to receive a knighthood.
The 87-year old British veteran of more than 250 film and television credits has been recognized on the Queen’s birthday honours list for his services to drama and charity.
A step-cousin of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Lee is best known by 007 fans for his memorable role as the charming, but deadly Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun.
Besides squaring off against Bond, Lee’s numerous other villain roles include Count Dracula in a set of Hammer Horror fims, Count Dooku in the Star Wars series, as well as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
For more details on those being honoured, visit this Guardian article.
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