Lord of Misrule

Lord of Misrule : The Autobiography of Christopher Lee

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After several years in secondary film roles, the skeletal, menacing Christopher Lee achieved horror-flick stardom as the Creature in 1958's THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, the second of his 21 Hammer Studios films. Other Lee roles of note include the title character in 1959's THE MUMMY and the Fu Manchu series of the '60s, the bloody-thirsty Count Dracula and of course the villainous Scaramanga in the 1974 James Bond classic THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. Established as a legend in his own right, Lee went on to appear in films ranging from GREMLINS (1990) to Tim Burton's SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999). In 2001, after appearing in nearly 300 film and television productions, the 79-year-old actor undertook the role of Saruman, chief of all wizards, in director Peter Jackson's eagerly anticipated screen adaptation of Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS. Arguably one of the most demanding roles of his career, audiences marvelled at the wondrous battle between Saruman and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) atop the wizard's ominous tower. Shortly after, wielding a lightsaber against one of the most powerful adversaries in the STAR WARS canon, Lee proved that even at 80 he still had what it takes to be a compelling and demanding screen presence. Recounted with Lee's characteristic self-deprecating wit and hilarious anecdotes, LORD OF MISRULE narrates the astonishing career of the man the GUARDIAN describes as simply 'the coolest actor on the planet'.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 412 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 771.12g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 B/W Photo\Illu(s),20 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752857703
  • 9780752857701

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Television interviews with Christopher have been confirmed on CHANNEL 4 RICHARD & JUDY SHOW, BBC BREAKFAST NEWS, ITV THIS MORNING. Radio interviews have been confirmed on BBC RADIO 2 STEVE WRIGHT SHOW, BBC RADIO 4 MIDWEEK, BBC5 LIVE SIMON MAYO SHOW. Press interviews with Christopher have been confirmed in SUNDAY TELEGRAPH REVIEW, THE INDEPENDENT 'You ask the Questions', ARENA magazine 'My Funeral', THE HERALD MAGAZINE 'The Third Degree', TIME OUT, THE BIG ISSUE, THE WEEK - THE LIST. Confirmed reviewsWORD Magazine - review in Oct issue EVENTS The following events are confirmed:8 November - Forbidden Planet 1pm12 November - Borders Oxford Street 12.30pmshow more

About Sir Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee is listed in the GUINNESS BOOK OF MOVIE FACTS AND FEATS as being the international star with the most screen credits to his name and was awarded the Film Critics' Dilys Powell Award for his work as an actor and services to the film industry. He was, more recently, awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.show more

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