Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee

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Quick Facts of Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee

  • Full NameSir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
  • Net Worth$25 Million
  • Date of Birth1922 /05 /27
  • NicknameChristopher
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceBelgravia, Longon, Uk
  • EthnicityBritish White
  • ProfessionActor, Singer, Author
  • NationalityBritish
  • Active Year1946-2015
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • SpouseBirgit Krøncke
  • Height6’5″
  • EducationWellington College
  • Children1
  • HoroscopeGemini

Christopher Lee was famous for being a British actor with a deep rich voice and a towering presence. Lee is popular for playing Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. At the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony he was honored with the “Heart of Metal” award.

In addition, Christoper had portrayed many other varied characters on screen, while most of the roles were villains. Wanna know more about the talented British Actor? Stay on the page and keep on scrolling.

Early Life

Christoper Lee was born as Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27, 1922, in Belgravia, London, England. He was the son of Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee of the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corps and his wife, Countess Estelle Marine. Also, he had one sibling name Xandra Carandini Lee.

Sir Christopher in his early year
Sir Christopher in his early year
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When Lee was just four years old his parents got separated and divorced two years later. On that time, his mother took him and his sister to Wengen in Switzerland. After that, he enrolled in Miss Fisher’s Academy in Territet, where he played his first role as Rumpelstiltskin.

Then after some years, they moved back to London and Lee began to attend Wagner’s private school in Queen’s Gate. During that time his mother married Harcourt George St-Croix Rose, a banker, and uncle of Ian Fleming who was an author of the James bond novels. After his mother’s marriage, the family moved to Fulham, living next door to the actor Eric Maturin.

When Lee turned nine, he was sent to Summer Fields School, a preparatory school in Oxford whose pupils often later attended Eton. Later,  he attended Wellington College for his higher education.

Personal Life

Lee was married to his long-time girlfriend turned wife  Birgit Kroncke Lee. Christoper and Birgit met in 1960. The couple was introduced by one of his friends Danish who was a painter. Soon after the meeting, the couple was engaged and after a year they got married on March 17, 1961.

Christopher and his wife Birgit in Cinema hall
Lee and Birgit in a cinema hall
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The couple shares one daughter named Christina Erika Carandini Lee from their long marriage span. Furthermore, Christina was born in 1963 two years after the marriage of Christoper and Birgit. Prior, Lee was engaged to Henriette Von Rosen, whom he met at a nightclub in Stockholm in 1950. During that time the two fall in love and a few years later the couple were engaged to get married.

However, Henriette’s father Count Fritz von Rosen, proved demanding to get them to delay the wedding for a year. Unfortunately, the ex-couple called off their engagement later.

Death

On June 7, 2015, Lee passed away at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital at the age of 92. He died from respiratory problems and heart failure. But his wife delayed the public announcement until 11 June in order to break the news to their family. And shortly after Lee’s death the family also celebrated his 93rd birthday to honored his memories.

Christopher and his family taking a selfie
Christopher with his wife and daughter taking a selfie
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During Lee’s death his fans, friends, actor, directors, and others involved in the film industry publicly gave their personal tributes. Even the Prime Minister of Uk, David Cameron, called Christoper a ‘titan of the golden age of cinema’. Moreover,  Christoper was also honored by the Academy at the occasion of their 88th Academy Awards on February 28, 2016, in the annual In Memoriam section.

Net Worth

As we all know that Sir Christoper Lee was a renowed British actor, singer, and author. He has collected a massive amount of money from his career. According to celebritynetworth.com Lee had a net worth of $25 million until he was alive. He was popular for playing the roles of villains in many popular and profitable movies.

S.N Movies Budget Boxoffice Cast Members
1 Star wars $343 Million  $2.526 Billion Carrie Fisher, Bill Burr, Taika Waititi, Emily Swallow, Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte, Omid Abtahi,
2 James Bond: The man with the Golden Gun $7 Million $97.6 Million Roger Moore, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams
3 The Lord of the Rings $281 million $2.921 billion Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood

Among all of the movies he played, his notable roles included Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Count Dooku in the final two movies of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In his early, he even served in an Army during World War Two.


Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee

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