Gibbits and crows! The only LOTR cast member to actually read the books is now a knight.
Veteran actor Christopher Lee, who played the jewelry-craving schemer in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, was bestowed with a knighthood Saturday as part of the queen’s birthday honors list, recognized for his contributions to the dramatic arts.
All told, the 87-year-old thespian has amassed more than 250 film and television credits. (Source)