I sent Peter Jackson a picture of myself all made-up in the Wizard’s role [from The New Adventures of Robin Hood], but it was more in the nature of a joke, really. “This is what I look like as a Wizard, don’t forget this when you cast the movie.” It wasn’t me putting myself forward at all, because I think Peter had already made up his mind. That’s what I’ve been told, anyway, that he never thought of anybody else for Saruman, except for me. - Christopher Lee.

Rest in Peace, Sir, and thank you for everything.