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Carandini Family: Christopher Lee, Nicolo Carandini, Andrea Carandini, Ercole Consalvi, Marie Carandini, Matteo Carandini, Rosina Palmer

Carandini Family: Christopher Lee, Nicolo Carandini, Andrea Carandini, Ercole Consalvi, Marie Carandini, Matteo Carandini, Rosina Palmer

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Chapters: Christopher Lee, Nicolo Carandini, Andrea Carandini, Ercole Consalvi, Marie Carandini, Matteo Carandini, Rosina Palmer. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (born 27 May 1922) is an English actor and musician. Lee initially portrayed villains and became famous for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer Horror films. Other notable roles include Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man (1973), Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in the Star Wars series, and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Lee considers his most important role to have been his portrayal of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998). Lee has performed roles in 266 films since 1948, and was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009. Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, England, as the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee of the 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps and his wife Contessa Estelle Marie (nee Carandini di Sarzano). Lee's mother was a famous Edwardian beauty who was painted by Sir John Lavery as well as by Oswald Birley and Olive Snell and sculpted by Clare F. Sheridan. Lee's maternal great-grandfather had been an Italian political refugee. His parents separated when he was very young, and his mother took him and his sister to Switzerland. After enrolling in Miss Fisher's Academy in Wengen, he played his first villainous role as Rumpelstiltskin. The family returned to London, where Lee attended Wagner's private school. His mother then married Harcourt "Ingle" Rose, a banker and stepcousin of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels. Lee applied unsuccessfully for a scholarship to Eton although the interview was to prove portento...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=53494