Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ was an English actor, voice actor, singer, author, and musician who played Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He is also famous for playing Count Dooku in the Star Wars series, and also played Count Ottakar Von Zhernin in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: (Chapter 13) Adventures in the Secret Service.
Christopher Lee has over 200 film credits. He played Dr. Frankenstein's monster in the 1957 Hammer Horror film The Curse of Frankenstein, and ended up co-starring with Peter Cushing in many other Hammer Horror films to follow. He has portrayed Dracula in several Hammer Horror films, such as Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968), and Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). He also played Kharis the Mummy in the 1959 film The Mummy, as well as Francisco Scaramanga in the 1974 James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun. He is also known for his role as Dr. Wilbur Wonka in the 2005 family film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of several roles he played for director Tim Burton.
His Disney roles included Dr. Victor Gannon in Return from Witch Mountain, but he is mostly famous for doing the voice for Ansem the Wise in the Kingdom Hearts series. He was also uncredited for the voice of Dracula in the 2012 animated feature film Frankenweenie. He also provided the voice of the Jabberwocky in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
- He was once considered for the role of Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit along with several other actors. But he refused and turned down the role.
- He was considered for the role of Magneto in X-Men (2000) along with David Hemblen and Terence Stamp.