Christopher Lee died on 10 December 2018 after a short illness. He was a member of Film4 and Coventry Old Vic and will be remembered for his roles in Dracula, The Count, The Night of the Hunter, The Mummy, James Bond, Professor X, Torvill and Dean, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Spectre, Shakespeare in Love, Smaug, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Angel of Death, A Good Year, The Bone Collector, House of Wax, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Christopher Lee explained that he preferred to play good guys; “bad men are more interesting to me. Play every kind of villain. The demon, the dictator, the smooth talking fellow who’s all talk but is as dangerous as a cobra, the night watchman, the eye doctor who introduces rabies, the crazed actor.”
Mystery/horror has a pretty deep tradition in cinema, and always will, but that does not mean the genre has to be dark and bloody or in black and white. It can be funny and drama-driven or even quite romantic. Halloween and British horror are a great mixture!