Monday, February 04, 2013

Television and Cinema Verities #56


"Well, people have this impression that I don’t want anything to do with the Hammer period, that I don’t even want to admit that I ever played Dracula. Totally wrong. In 1956, the success of the Hammer films kick-started my career. That immediately gave me a name and a face to go with it. I will always be grateful to Hammer for that. But it’s all so long ago it barely seems relevant any more. That’s what I said."

- Christopher Lee discusses playing Count Dracula in the Hammer Films of the late 1950s and 1960s at Total Film, in 2005.

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