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Tributes have been paid to Dracula star Sir Christopher Lee who has died aged 93.
The veteran actor is synonymous with the blood-sucking character from the sequence of Hammer Horror films of the 1950s and 1960s.
Sir Christopher amassed more than 250 screen credits, including his vampire appearances. He famously played Bond villain Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun opposite Roger Moore.
Lee gained a world-wide reputation as 'The Prince of Darkness' on account of his seemingly non stop succession of horror and satanic screen roles. He assumed the sinister role of Lord Summerisle in cult classic, The Wicker Man.
Lee enjoyed a career renaissance playing Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
Two years ago he was honoured with a fellowship from the British Film Institute presented by his friend Johnny Depp.
He never stopped working and only last year marked his 92nd birthday by releasing a heavy metal version of the Frank Sinatra classic My Way.
Christopher Lee married Birgit Kroencke, a Danish fashion designer in 1961.
The couple remained married until his death.
He has performed roles in 275 films since 1946 making him the Guinness World record holder for most film acting roles ever. Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009.
He has often said that his title role in Jinnah, about the founder of Pakistan, is one of his favourite portrayals.
Here he stars alongside Paul Massie in The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (aka House of Fright) in 1960.
Famed for his blood-taking roles, Lee took a break from filming The Virgin of Nuremberg in Rome in 1960 to give blood!
He played Caliph Alquazar in the film Arabian Adventure - a dual role of the ruthless and merciless Caliph as well as his benign other self. The film also stars Peter Cushing, Capucine and Mickey Rooney.
Lee played Fu Manchu In Film The Face Of Fu Manchu in 1963.
Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015.