Was Ian McKellen friends with Christopher Lee?

Was Ian McKellen friends with Christopher Lee?

Ian McKellen has used twitter as well as his amazing writing ability to pay a final tribute to his friend and co-star Christopher Lee who passed away earlier this week.

Was Ian Fleming friends with Christopher Lee?

Lee was also a step cousin to Bond creator Ian Fleming, his friend and regular golfing partner. He even starred with pre-007 star Pierce Brosnan in the 1993 espionage film Detonator (A.K.A. Death Train).

Did Christopher Lee like LOTR?

Shaun Gunner, Chairman of the Tolkien Society, said: “Sir Christopher Lee was well-known as a long-standing fan of Tolkien’s works; having met Tolkien, he also narrated The Children of Húrin audiobook, collaborated with the Tolkien Ensemble on their At Dawn in Rivendell and Leaving Rivendell albums, and – of course – …

Did Ian McKellen do his own stunts in Lord of the Rings?

Like Mortensen, he also did his own stunts, which resulted in him breaking a rib. 5. Despite often filming oversees, and indeed travelling all the way to New Zealand for The Lord Of The Rings, Sean Bean has a fear of flying and so will only do so when absolutely necessary.

Was Christopher Lee the basis for James Bond?

Ian Fleming created the famous super-spy James Bond by basing the 007 series on Hollywood actor Christopher Lee. Sir Christopher Lee plays one of the most iconic Bond villains, Scaramanga, in The Man With The Golden Gun but he is actually step-cousin to Ian Fleming.

Who was 007 based on?

A new biography of Wing Commander Forest “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas, one of Britain’s greatest secret agents of the war, claims the writer based the character of 007 on the spy and recreated many of his real life experiences in his novels.

Are Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen still friends?

Despite McKellen and Stewart playing characters in X-Men who were sworn opponents, the two stars are actually best friends in real life. And when Stewart got married a few years ago, McKellen’s comments about his friend’s wedding ceremony raised eyebrows.

Did any of the LOTR cast meet Tolkien?

‘” Lee was the only LOTR cast member to actually meet Tolkien, who passed away in 1973, before several of the film’s stars had been born. Lee read the books when they originally were printed in the ’50s, and instantly became a devoted fan.

Who is the biggest LOTR fan?

An Australian man believes he holds the title of ‘world’s biggest Hobbit fan’ after dedicating more than 40 years researching them. Peter Kenny, 67, from Brisbane has been obsessed with J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit since he first read the books when he was 26.