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Born in London, the son of an army officer and the Contessa Carandini, Lee began work as a clerk and, after service in the Second World War, was one of many would-be actors signed to a seven-year contract to train in Rank’s Charm School. He played small roles until cast as Dracula in one of the early Hammer horrors.

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Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)
Jonathan Blair
Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
Bernard Day
Prelude to Fame (1950)
Valley of Eagles (1951)
Det Holt
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Alan Greves – Submarine Commander
Storm Over the Nile (1955)
Karaga Pasha
Port Afrique (1956)
Franz Vermes
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Creature
Manuela (1957)
The Traitor (1957)
Doctor Neumann
Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
German officer at dentist'
Fortune Is a Woman (1957)
Charles Highbury
Bitter Victory (1957)
Sergeant Barney
A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
Marquis St Evremonde
Battle of the V-1 (1958)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Sir Henry
The Mummy (1959)
The Mummy / Kharis
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
Dr Pierre Gerrard
Beat Girl (1960)
Kenny King
Taste of Fear (1961)
Dr Pierre Gerrard
The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
Capt Robeles
Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Franklyn Marsh
She (1965)
The Skull (1965)
Sir Matthew Phillips
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Night of the Big Heat (1967)
Godfrey Hanson
The Magic Christian (1969)
Ship’s Vampire
Julius Caesar (1970)
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Horror Express (1972)
Prof Sir Alexander Saxton
Death Line (1972)
Stratton-Villiers, MI5
Nothing But the Night (1973)
Colonel Bingham
The Wicker Man (1973)
Lord Summerisle
The Passage (1979)
The Gypsy
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Doctor Catheter
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Resident (2011)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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