Monday, 22 March 2010

Chris Lee sued

Guess who's got a Christopher Lee Google alert set up? Aaanyway, enough trade secrets...
Miserable old not-appearing-in-this-Hobbit-film all round legend Christopher Lee is in the news AGAIN, after losing out to an artist who claimed royalties for a DVD cover.

For those who don't know, a few years ago, Lee stopped banging on about how The Wicker Man was his favourite film-that-he-was-in and started giving it verbal about the apparently quite boring historical epic Jinnah. It's a good job he did, cos no-one else has even seen it.

Don't get me wrong, I love Mr Lee and all his work, apart from everything he's doing now, but that's not his fault and more the fault of all the absolute DICKS who are making films these days. But I have to say - £640,000 for one picture? Get in, mate.

Here's the details:

The Lord of the Rings star, 87, and his associates must pay £640,000 to artist Gerardo Moreno for work he did on a DVD cover, a Spanish court ruled.
Mr Moreno claims he was not properly paid for the art work on the DVD of Jinnah, a 1998 movie starring Lee about the life of the founding father of Pakistan, Muhammed Ali Jinnah.

And here's where I nicked this story from:

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