Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (May 27, 1922 – June 7, 2015) was the actor who played Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and performed the same character's voice in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film.
Lee was best known for his work in horror films produced by Hammer Studios. These films often had him collaborating with his good friend Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. He has also appeared as Francisco Scaramanga, the primary villain in the Roger Moore James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun. He also played the wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Despite a critically acclaimed career that spanned 70 years, he was never nominated for an Academy Award.
In Episode II Attack of the Clones and Episode III Revenge of the Sith he portrayed Count Dooku. While Lee, an accomplished swordfighter himself, did much of the sword fights in the films, stunt actor Kyle Rowling was hired to perform the intensive footwork of Christopher Lee's character. Rowling's face was later replaced with Lee's during post-production.
Work in Star Wars
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (Count Dooku)
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (Count Dooku)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film) (Count Dooku)
- Attack of the Clones Read-Along Storybook and CD (Count Dooku)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures (Count Dooku)
- "A Look at Peter Cushing"—Star Wars Insider 24
- Star Wars Insider 51
- "Star Sightings" - Star Wars Insider 56
- Star Wars Insider 72
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 159
- "50 Things to Notice in Star Wars: The Force Awakens"—Star Wars Insider 165
- "Launchpad"—Star Wars Insider 181
- "Adventures in the Audiosphere"—Star Wars Insider 201
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The Official Collector's Edition