I've been a Hammer Horror fan since before the term was coined - back then we were just Hammer fans. Sir Christopher Lee obviously loomed large in the pantheon of their films and no more than as in Dracula Prince of Darkness ( his second outing as the Count). Lee brings a brilliantly feral performance to the character in this film in which he speaks no lines. Legend has it he read the script and thought it so awful he refused to speak his lines. Wether this is true or not it makes for another wonderful Hammer myth for fans to discuss. Below is a drawing I did for Little Shoppe of Horrors ( with newly added Technicolor). Dracula is about to force Diana to drink of his blood from a scratch on his chest. This idea originally came from Bram Stoker's book Dracula.
I'd like to thank him for all the entertainment he has given me over the years in his hundreds of roles. Rest in Peace finally.