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THIS STORY LAST UPDATED: 26 September 2005 1413 BST
Interview with Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee

Legendary actor Christopher Lee recently spoke to BBC Wiltshire about his role in Jinnah which has recently been released on DVD .

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The 1998 movie Jinnah starring Christopher Lee has recently been released on DVD in the UK.

This vast historical epic follows the life of Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Christopher Lee), the hugely important but often-misrepresented world leader.

The film opens shortly after partition in 1947 with a dying Jinnah being rushed to hospital. In an unusual twist, Jinnah awakens in a computer room, where a decision on his eternal soul will be made.

Unfortunately Jinnah's data file is missing and the computers are malfunctioning which means a decision cannot be taken on his path from hereon.

Thus enters the narrator and guide played by Shashi Kapoor, who examines Jinnah's life by escorting him back in time. This structural change lightens the tone, allows for debate and puts into perspective the traumatic events surrounding the independence of India and its subsequent partition.

The actor claims that the role of Jinnah is the most important part he has played in his 60 years as an actor.

The great man himself recently spoke to BBC Radio Wiltshire's Rizvana Sheikh about the movie.

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