The English film legend Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93.
Best known for playing Dracula in the Hammer horror films, he was also noted for his roles in The Man with the Golden Gun, Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film trilogy.
Although his sister worked for the Church of England Pensions Board, this faith did not extend to him.
Talking to a journalist about fellow film icon Peter Cushing he commented: “He should have been a priest… Because there is a great love for his fellow man. He’s also a deeply religious man. Those are the two things we don’t have in common.
“I’m afraid I do say what I think. I’m not tactless but I am a more direct person than he is. I don’t have his tolerance. I don’t have his gentleness. I don’t have his faith; I wish I did…”