Christopher Lee reads ‘the Raven’

It’s quite hard to find a pithy way to sum up the late great Christopher Lee. Such a long and busy life resists being boiled down to a few words. What expression sums up a man who was variously a thespian, musician working in a number of genres including heavy metal, soldier, national treasure, spy, nerd icon, the definitive Dracula and Frankenstein, pilot, Bond villain, hunter of Nazi war criminals, linguist and Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John?

It’s probably better to let his work speak for itself. In the clip below he lends his wonderfully gothic voice to a gothic classic, Edgar Allen Poe’s the Raven.