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Depp salutes Christopher Lee at London festival - AP

Associated Press 



LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp has made a surprise appearance at the London Film Festival to give a career honor to horror icon Christopher Lee.


Depp called Lee "a national treasure" and "a genuine artist" as he presented the 91-year-old actor with a British Film Institute Fellowship on Saturday.

He said it had been "a childhood dream come true" to work with Lee. The two actors appeared together in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow," ''Dark Shadows" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Lee returned the compliment, calling Depp one of the few younger actors "who is truly a star."

Lee's 250 movie roles include Dracula in a series of Hammer Films thrillers, Bond villain Scaramanga in "The Man With The Golden Gun," the founder of Pakistan in "Jinnah" and Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings." ...more



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