Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor, singer and author.
Contrary to popular belief, Lee does not have a vast library of occult books. When giving a speech at the University College Dublin on 8 November 2011, he said: "Somebody wrote I have 20,000 books. I’d have to live in a bath! I have maybe four or five [occult books].“
“I’ve seen many men die right in front of me - so many in fact that I’ve become almost hardened to it. Having seen the worst that human beings can do to each other, the results of torture, mutilation and seeing someone blown to pieces by a bomb, you develop a kind of shell. But you had to. You had to. Otherwise, we would never have won.”
“I will play no more monsters. Dracula is different; he is such an exciting person.”
“(on Vincent Price and Peter Cushing) They were both grand masters of their art but more importantly as human beings… wonderful people, wonderful actors and I miss them very very much.”
“I have always been frightened with men. I don’t feel very manly, I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality. I can imitate what terrifies me.“