Dracula actor Christopher Lee has been knighted by the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Best known for his performances opposite Peter Cushing in the Hammer Horror movies, Sir Christopher has featured in 250 productions. He was honoured for services to drama and to charity. Also honoured were veteran rock guitarist Joe Brown, cyclist Nicole Cooke and Marina Dalglish, the wife of Liverpool footballer Kenny Dalglish. Sir Christopher joked: “I’ve done a lot of films that have become iconic, not necessarily because of me.” He added: added: “A whole new career opened up for me when I was in Lords Of The Rings and Star Wars.
“What’s really important for me is, as an old man, I’m known by my own generation and the next generation know me too.”