Legendary British actor Christopher Lee
is to receive a knighthood after he was included in Queen Elizabeth II
's Birthday Honors list.
The 87-year-old star, famed for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer horror movies, is to become a Sir after he is presented with the honor by the British monarch.
Lee is one of the U.K.'s most prolific actors with roles in 1973's The Wicker Man
, 1974 Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun
, and more recently appearing in the new Star Wars
films and the Lord Of The Rings
Other stars to receive awards include actor Alan Cumming
, who will be handed an OBE Order of the British Empire), and singer Joe Brown who is made an MBE (Member of the British Empire).
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)