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Happy 90th Birthday Saruman...err...Christopher Lee!

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May 27 2012, 12:56pm

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Happy 90th Birthday Saruman...err...Christopher Lee! Can't Post

Living legend Sir Christopher Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, England on May 27th 1922 - making him exactly 90 years old today. We all know his work as Saruman in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films, but did you know Sir Lee holds the world record for most film acting roles ever - a whopping 275 films! (and he just keeps going) We at TheOneRing.net would like to offer a good pint of well-earned ale as a toast to a true master of his craft! A better portrayal of Saruman there will never be! Cheers!

And for a great read, including some wonderful LOTR related trivia, check the 90 reasons Christopher Lee is awesome at MovieFone.com. [Read on]

(This post was edited by Silverlode on May 27 2012, 6:14pm)

Morok Cloudkeeper

May 27 2012, 6:41pm

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All the best to you! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy birthday,you living legend! May you live forever...oh wait,wizards do live forever! And to just share my birthday with him,is an incredible honor.I bow endlessly to you,my dear sir,because you don't deserve nothing less.

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May 27 2012, 7:20pm

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Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!! / [In reply to] Can't Post


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May 27 2012, 7:44pm

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and still going strong! [In reply to] Can't Post


This tale grew in the telling. . .


Tol Eressea

May 27 2012, 8:18pm

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Happy Birthday Sir Chris!! you are a legend of our times [In reply to] Can't Post

please oh please may you live to see the Hobbit films Smile, and I wish you many more years of good health and cheer!

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The Shire

May 27 2012, 10:14pm

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Happy birthday, Sir, and many blessings to you! [In reply to] Can't Post

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thank you for all your great performances, and for possibly the best Saruman ever!


May 27 2012, 11:23pm

Post #7 of 14 (1116 views)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY [In reply to] Can't Post

he now turns 90 but I like to remember it when he was quite younger in all of his majesty
btw long live saruman!!!


Grey Havens

May 28 2012, 12:05am

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Happy Birthday to a truly remarkable man. // [In reply to] Can't Post


"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

Kristin Thompson

May 28 2012, 1:28am

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The man has four forthcoming films! [In reply to] Can't Post

The two Hobbit parts, of course, but he also did a voice role in Frankenweenie and has Night Train to Lisbon in post-production for a 2013 release. May we all be so productive at that age!

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May 28 2012, 2:32am

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Many happy returns of the day! [In reply to] Can't Post

And that's not a light thing to wish...may you have many more years of opportunities ahead of you! Smile


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Grey Havens

May 28 2012, 3:05am

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There's a great interview that Sir Christopher did with Forbes near his 90th birthday. [In reply to] Can't Post

Here it is, if you're interested. I truly hope when I'm 90 (if I'm lucky enough to get there...) that I have a mind as quick as his.


"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien


May 28 2012, 12:14pm

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Happy Birthday!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope your birthday was filled with family, friends and great food! Cheers!


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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May 28 2012, 10:12pm

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Great video...but I haveAlways thought [In reply to] Can't Post

JOE COCKER invented Air Guitar?

but what doesBomby know?

we... Only play New Age Ambient Enya-type stuff
in the OldForest ...with sum Sir James Galloway
FLUTE Shire themes
that we whistle to
as we Skip
by the River Whithywindle... in the Bonfire glade where we meet up
Farmer Maggot who with wife
play tambourine and he on Triangle & Pan Flute ...
Goldberry is the only singer, & of course
Tommy plays on Tom Toms?

OLDMAN WILLOW hates "This Racket? "

Also the Barrow-wights invented Heavy Metal
in the Second Age ...?...& look where that Got Them?

Xoxox Bomby


May 30 2012, 5:18am

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WOW [In reply to] Can't Post

That was one great list. I thought I knew a lot about the guy but there are lots of things I still dont know it seems! Most astounding thing: finding out that not only is Lee a heavy metal fan, but he recorded a "symphonic metal" album in 2009 (87!?!) ..I now have this insane urge to check out "Charlemegne." (esp after hearing the clips!--"I spilled the blood of Saxon men!" )...will have this stuck in my head all night--I always wanted to hear him in full majestic opera mode! wow! Shocked

Look up "Sir Christopher Getting The Spirit Of Metal Award At The Golden Gods" on YouTube----the way he swings his cane..this might just be the most adorable, and drop-dead COOLEST thing I have ever seen... ("I'll be leaving now on my motorbike, with a case of Jeagermeister, and a copy of Metal Hammer...")

I add my well-wishes to those above. The very happiest of birthdays, and I hope you enjoy many more, Sir! And I know that a trip to NZ might be too much, but I hope we get to see you at the British premiere of TH at least!

(This post was edited by Sunflower on May 30 2012, 5:26am)


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