Childhood leaves us with great memories, which we hold onto and carry throughout the rest of our lives. Those that leave a lasting impression don’t necessarily have to have been a massive part of our lives, but they do have to have been important. Babysitting my younger brother, while my parents managed a few precious hours together out of the house, while watching the late scary movies that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to watch, brought memories of Christopher Lee, in what I consider to be his greatest role – Dracula.
Many a shiver was sent down my young teenage spine as my brother and I stayed up late to watch him deliver his performance, never ceasing to excite or satisfy that need to be frightened in the comfort of our armchairs. Christopher Lee, played many roles over the years, some more memorable than others, but his latest that caught my eye was his portrayal of Saruman, in Lord Of The Rings. Christopher’s ability to portray pure evil was unsurpassed and that is what will always stay with me.
Christopher Lee, a fine actor who will always leave his footprint on my life and will be sorely missed, died today, aged 93. Rest in peace.
Serina Hartwell – Author of The Hidden Saga