I have to tell you that all through my ﬁfty years in the business, two words have always been in my thoughts—these two words are ‘What luck’. What luck to have met, in the far-off days of weekly rep, a marvellous comedian called Glenn Melvyn, who gave me my ﬁrst TV job and taught me how to stutter. What luck to have been in Oxford rep when a young Peter Hall arrived as director and brought me to London’s West End. What luck that James Gilbert saw me do a radio show and put me in The Frost Report. What luck that the star of that show, David Frost, put me under contract, that resulted in Porridge and Open All Hours, and who paired me with the wonderful Ronnie Corbett. What luck to have had a wife for forty-ﬁve years, who throughout my television career, sat in the audience of every show and laughed louder than anyone else. And ﬁnally, standing here before you, with this most honoured award bestowed upon me by you, what luck, what wonderful luck, to be ﬂanked on either side by my two best friends, Ronnie Corbett and David Jason. And I might cry, Gwyneth Paltrow, watch out.
J-Lou on the red carpet Jenna-Louise Coleman (Doctor Who) at the Jameson Empire Awards, held over the weekend in London. Full story here.
J-Lou in Lucire A bit of J-Lou can’t hurt—Lucire runs three pictures of the actress of the moment. Story at http://lucire.com/insider/20130325/jameson-empire-awards-star-studded-turnout-sam-mendes-jenna-louise-coleman-dame-helen-mirren-daniel-radcliffe/.
Anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it, I’ve got special men. Experts from the army, police, from every service. These are the professionals.
We have to understand that no matter what we do with our lives we will never be as awesome as Christopher Lee is.
I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services.
Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War).
Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER.
Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass is walking around.
And then I see him rambling on about how Saruman and Gandalf are actually Istari, which are one of the Maia in the LotR commentaries and I realize he literally cannot become more awesome.
I just read up on that and now I regret I didn’t include it! The man is 90 years old and he’s releasing a metal album next year. ACTUAL MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD CHRISTOPHER LEE.
Christopher Lee: Better than you since 1922.
In December 2012 Christopher Lee released an EP of heavy metal covers of Christmas songs called A Heavy Metal Christmas
I’m Dracula, Saruman and Count Dooku—get over it And he speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish and German ﬂuently, and can ‘get along’ in Swedish, Russian and Greek, according to IMDB.