Date: 2nd November 2009

Hammer Horror star Lee knighted

Dracula actor Christopher Lee has been knighted by the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Best known for his performances opposite Peter Cushing in the Hammer Horror movies, Sir Christopher has featured in 250 productions.

He was honoured for services to drama and to charity.

Also honoured were veteran rock guitarist Joe Brown, cyclist Nicole Cooke and Marina Dalglish, the wife of Liverpool footballer Kenny Dalglish.

Sir Christopher joked: "I've done a lot of films that have become iconic, not necessarily because of me."

Source: Press Release