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Last Updated: Thursday October 31 2002 15:42 GMT

Christopher Lee (Saruman)

Christopher Lee as Saruman the wizard
Full name: Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
Birthday: 27 May 1922
Born: Belgravia, London
Height: 6ft 5"
Hair: Grey
Eyes: Dark
Family: Wife Gitte and daughter Birgit
Films: A Tale of Two Cities, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Three and The Four Musketeers, The Man with The Golden Gun, Star Wars (as Count Dooku), Lord of the Rings
LOTR character: Saruman the White

Other stuff:

  • He went to posh school Eton, where Princes William and Harry went
  • He speaks loads of languages including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian and Greek!
  • He's the only member of the Rings cast and crew to have met the trilogy author JRR Tolkien
  • His cousin is James Bond creator Ian Fleming
  • Christopher reckons he's starred in more films than any other actor!
  • He's a classically trained singer and loves opera
  • He served in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War
  • He's a great golfer

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