London (BT):  Sir Christopher Lee was surprised by his friend Johnny Depp when he turned up to present him with his fellowship from the British Film Institute. The 91-year-old actor, known for his appearances as Dracula and a string of other villains such as Bond baddie Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun, Saruman in Lord Of The Rings, and Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels, was honoured for his long and illustrious film career at the London Film Festival Awards at Banqueting House.

Depp, who has worked with Sir Christopher on several Tim Burton projects including Sleepy Hollow, sneaked into the awards ceremony to surprise his friend. He and Sir Christopher embraced warmly on stage.