RIP Sir Christopher Lee (1922-2015)
I logged online this morning and discovered that Sir Christopher Lee died on Sunday. He was an amazing actor, an intelligent human being, and really came to define a genre. He also served in the SAS in WWII (and as a colleague of mine just informed me, during the filming of “Lord of the Rings” schooled Peter Jackson in how someone reacts when stabbed in the back!). We lost one of the greats on Sunday.
His film “Wicker Man,” one that he himself considered one of his best, was to me astounding. It is a mythic tale of sacrifice and piety and brought quite a few people of my personal acquaintance to Paganism or Polytheism. I saw it posted on fb that Lee was pagan himself but I haven’t been able to confirm this.(Edit: just had several people clarify that he was Christian). Still, as an actor the tales he…
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