A look inside Christopher Lee’s personal photo scrapbooks

With the late actor’s photographic archive donated to the BFI, we take you inside the three, personally annotated albums at the heart of the collection.

Matthew Thrift
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As Sergeant Barney in Nicholas Ray’s Bitter Victory (1957)

As Sergeant Barney in Nicholas Ray’s Bitter Victory (1957)
Credit: Sony Columbia Pictures

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Credit: Eurolondon

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966); Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966); Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Credit: Studiocanal UK

I, Monster (1971)

I, Monster (1971)
Credit: Studiocanal UK

The Hands of Orlac (1960)

The Hands of Orlac (1960)
Credit: Unknown

Incorrectly labelled by Lee as the Orson Welles television film, Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955), it’s in fact a test for the role of Queequeg in John Huston’s Moby Dick (1956), ultimately played by Friedrich von Ledebur.

Incorrectly labelled by Lee as the Orson Welles television film, Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955), it’s in fact a test for the role of Queequeg in John Huston’s Moby Dick (1956), ultimately played by Friedrich von Ledebur.
Credit: MGM

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