Screen legend Christopher Lee, most famous for roles in Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, has died in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems. For many, Sir Christopher Lee will be best remembered for his horror work (most notably as Dracula) that helped him first achieve fame in the early 1950s. “Making films has never just been a job to me, it is my life,” he said. “I have some interests outside of acting – I sing and I’ve written books, for instance – but acting is what keeps me going, it’s what I do, it gives life purpose.”
Here is a countdown of Christopher Lee’s greatest hits, including his work in Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and several Hammer horrors films.