Christopher Lee is releasing an album at the age of 85.The screen legend sings jazz, flamenco and even some heavy metal on his new record 'Revelation'.He said: "There are not a lot of octogenarians who release albums, or, for that matter, keep working."The great thing in any career is to surprise people - and I have certainly done that."Meanwhile, Lee's proposed role in Tim Burton's new musical film 'Sweeney Todd' has been axed.The actor was set to play a 'gentleman ghost' in the hotly-anticipated movie, based on Stephen Sondheim's hit stage production, but the scenes have been cut before even reaching the shooting stage.Lee said: "It would have been worse if I had done the scenes, but I never got to film them. It's a shame as the lyrics for my song were wonderful, but these things happen."

In 'Sweeney Todd', Johnny Depp plays the murderous London barber of the same name who kills his customers and then makes them into pies with the help of his fellow tenant Mrs. Lovett, played by Helena Bonham Carter.


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