Lee considered his best film to be the British horror film The Wicker Man (1973) wherein he played Lord Summerisle. The memorable ending of the film includes the cast (most of it, anyway) joyfully singing the Middle English folk song, Sumer Is Icumen In. Bellairs himself referenced that song a few times in his writing as we pointed out back in 2012. (And here another comment about that hand in The Wicker Man.)
We know Isaac Izard never had any lines in The House with a Clock in its Walls, but Lee was always our first choice for Izard in any adaptation of House that gave the cloud-counting wizard a chance to speak.
Sir Christopher was 93. The hour grows late.
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