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Christopher Lee as Count Czernin.

Christopher Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was a British actor who played Count Ottokar Graf Czernin in Adventures in the Secret Service.

Known for his role as Count Dracula in numerous Hammer Horror Films releases, he appeared in the James Bond picture The Man with the Golden Gun, made a cameo in Steven Spielberg's 1979 satire 1941 and played Count Dooku in two installments of George Lucas' Star Wars prequels (in addition to voicing the character in The Clone Wars animated film). In recent years, he had played supporting roles in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and various Tim Burton films.

According to artist William Stout, Christopher Lee wanted to be cast in Raiders of the Lost Ark, as a German officer in one of the prominent roles.[1]

Notes and references

  1. William Stout. "Christopher Lee 1922–2015",, 2015-12-15. Retrieved on 2015-08-20.
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