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George Lucas pays tribute to 'real gentleman' Lee

Star Wars creator George Lucas has paid tribute to the late Sir Christopher Lee, calling him a "great actor" and a "real gentleman".

George Lucas (rights) said Christopher Lee was a 'real gentleman' Credit: PA

Lee played the villainous Count Dooku in two of the Star Wars saga's prequels, and impressively acted out almost all of his own sword fight scenes.

Christopher was a great British actor of the old school. A true link to cinema's past and a real gentleman. We will miss him.

– George Lucas


Tim Burton's tribute to 'true legend' Christopher Lee

Director Tim Burton has paid tribute to the "true legend" that is late actor Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.

Christopher Lee with Tim Burton, after Lee was awarded the Fellowship at the 2011 BAFTAs Credit: Reuters

Burton, who worked with Lee on five films including Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, said the actor had been an "enormous inspiration".

Christopher has been an enormous inspiration to me my entire life. I had the honour and pleasure to work with him on five films.

He was the last of his kind - a true legend - who I'm fortunate to have called a friend. He will continue to inspire me and I'm sure countless others for generations to come.

– Tim Burton

Roger Moore's tribute to 'old friend' Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher played Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun. Credit: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Sir Roger Moore has shared his thoughts after the death of Christopher Lee.

Sir Christopher played Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun opposite Sir Roger's 007.

Tributes to 'master of the macabre' Christopher Lee

Lord Of The Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan has joined tributes to Christopher Lee, who Boris Jonson hailed as "a master of the macabre."

The Prime Minister paid tribute to Sir Christoper as a WWII veteran while actor Mark Gatiss decried the amount of recognition during his long lige.

Sir Christopher Lee's moving Bafta fellowship speech

In 2011, at the age of 88, Sir Christopher Lee was awarded the Bafta fellowship in recognition of his decades on the big screen.

The moving ceremony saw the veteran actor given a standing ovation by his peers, while he spoke about his pride at taking the award.

I think there was a newspaper this morning that said I was going to cry - something I don't often do, in films at any rate.

But it's a very emotional moment for me. I'm thankful that I don't follow in the steps of the great Stanley Kubrick, whose award was posthumous.

– Sir Christopher Lee
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