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Peter Cushing

Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE  (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played Baron Frankenstein and Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, his most famous roles outside of "Hammer Horror" include his many appearances as Sherlock Holmes, as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and as the mysterious Doctor Who in Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD in 1965 and 1966, two cinema films based on the television series Doctor Who. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Cushing, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 26, 1913 In Kenley, Surrey, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
131
First Appeared:
In the movie The Man in the Iron Mask 1939-07-13
Latest Project:
Movie AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #2: LATER IN L.A. 2020-04-22
Known For
Poster of Attack Of The Octopus People
Poster of Top Secret!
Poster of Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Poster of Dracula
Filmography
Movie AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #2: LATER IN L.A. Himself 2020-04-22
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Himself (archive footage) 2020-03-18
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Himself / Various Roles (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie Attack Of The Octopus People Doctor Welles (archive footage) 2010-06-29
Movie Halloween: The Inside Story (archive footage) 2010-10-25
Movie Fanex Files: Hammer Films Unknown 2008-02-08
Movie The Story of Star Wars Grand Moff Tarkin (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Movie Dalekmania Doctor Who (archive footage) 1995-07-24
Movie The World of Hammer: Dracula and the Undead Professor Lawrence Van Helsing 1994-08-19
Movie Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror Narrator / Himself 1994-08-06
Movie Peter Cushing: A One Way Ticket to Hollywood Himself 1989-06-04
Movie Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood Himself 1987-01-01
Movie Biggles Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond 1986-05-30
Movie The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Professor Charles Copeland 1984-04-23
Movie Top Secret! Bookstore Proprietor 1984-06-08
Movie The Masks of Death Sherlock Holmes 1984-12-23
Movie Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Seneschal 1984-08-17
Movie House of the Long Shadows Sebastian Grisbane 1983-06-17
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie Black Jack Sir Thomas Bedford 1981-09-14
Movie Mystery on Monster Island William T. Kolderup 1981-04-03
Series Hammer House of Horror Martin Blueck 1980-09-13
Movie The Silent Scream Martin Blueck 1980-10-25
Movie A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Alexander Manette 1980-12-02
Movie Son of Hitler Heinrich Haussner 1979-01-01
Movie A Touch of the Sun Unknown 1979-01-01
Series Tales of the Unexpected Von Baden 1979-03-24
Movie Arabian Adventure Wazir Al Wuzara 1979-07-08
Movie Shock Waves SS Commander 1977-07-15
Movie Star Wars Grand Moff Tarkin 1977-05-25
Movie The Uncanny Wilbur Gray 1977-08-24
Movie The Standard Baron Hackenberg 1977-11-25
Movie At the Earth's Core Dr. Abner Perry 1976-07-01
Movie The Devil's Men Baron Corofax 1976-08-11
Movie Trial by Combat Sir Edward Gifford 1976-04-01
Movie The Great Houdinis Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1976-10-08
Series The New Avengers Unknown 1976-10-22
Movie Fists of Fire Himself 1975-01-16
Movie The Ghoul Dr. Lawrence 1975-07-11
Movie Legend of the Werewolf Prof. Paul 1975-08-06
Series Space: 1999 Raan 1975-09-04
Movie Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor 1974-04-01
Movie The Beast Must Die Dr. Christopher Lundgren 1974-04-01
Movie From Beyond the Grave The Proprietor 1974-02-21
Movie Shatter Paul Rattwood 1974-01-01
Movie Madhouse Herbert Flay 1974-05-22
Movie Tender Dracula MacGregor 1974-08-07
Movie The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Prof. Van Helsing 1974-07-11
Movie The Creeping Flesh Emmanuel Hildern 1973-02-12
Movie Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Movie Nothing But the Night Sir Mark Ashley 1973-02-16
Movie And Now the Screaming Starts! Dr. Pope 1973-04-27
Series Orson Welles' Great Mysteries Unknown 1973-09-01
Movie The Satanic Rites of Dracula Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing 1973-11-03
Movie Dracula A.D. 1972 Professor Van Helsing 1972-06-26
Movie Tales from the Crypt Arthur Edward Grimsdyke 1972-03-09
Movie Dr. Phibes Rises Again Ship's Captain 1972-07-01
Movie Asylum Smith 1972-11-17
Movie Fear in the Night Michael Carmichael 1972-07-09
Movie Horror Express Dr. Wells 1972-09-30
Movie The House That Dripped Blood Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks") 1971-02-22
Movie Twins of Evil Gustav Weil 1971-10-03
Movie I, Monster Frederick Utterson 1971-11-01
Movie One More Time Dr. Frankenstein 1970-05-01
Movie Scream and Scream Again Major Heinrich Benedek 1970-02-02
Movie The Vampire Lovers General von Spielsdorf 1970-10-04
Movie Incense for the Damned Dr. Walter Goodrich 1970-12-11
Series Treffpunkte himself 1970-05-26
Movie Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Baron Victor Frankenstein 1969-05-22
Movie Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes 1968-09-23
Movie Corruption Sir John Rowan 1968-07-19
Movie The Blood Beast Terror Detective Inspector Quennell 1968-02-01
Movie Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 1968-09-30
Movie Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery Sherlock Holmes 1968-10-14
Movie Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle Sherlock Holmes 1968-12-23
Movie Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes 1968-12-16
Movie Some May Live Unknown 1967-01-01
Movie Frankenstein Created Woman Baron Frankenstein 1967-03-15
Movie Torture Garden Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe") 1967-11-01
Movie Night of the Big Heat Dr. Vernon Stone 1967-05-01
Movie Island of Terror Dr. Brian Stanley 1966-06-20
Movie Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. Doctor Who 1966-08-05
Movie Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Dr. Sandor Schreck (segment "Dr. Terror") 1965-02-23
Movie She Holly 1965-04-18
Movie Dr. Who and the Daleks Doctor Who 1965-08-23
Movie The Skull Dr. Christopher Maitland 1965-08-25
Movie The Evil of Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein 1964-05-08
Movie The Gorgon Dr. Namaroff 1964-10-18
Series Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 1964-05-17
Movie The Man Who Finally Died Doctor Peter von Brecht 1963-12-01
Movie Captain Clegg Rev. Dr. Blyss 1962-06-13
Series The Avengers Paul Beresford 1961-01-07
Movie Fury at Smugglers' Bay Squire Trevenyan 1961-01-01
Movie The Hellfire Club Merryweather 1961-02-03
Movie The Naked Edge Mr. Evan Wrack 1961-06-30
Movie Cash on Demand Harry Fordyce 1961-12-20
Movie The Flesh and the Fiends Dr. Robert Knox 1960-02-02
Movie Suspect Professor Sewell 1960-01-01
Movie The Brides of Dracula Dr. J. Van Helsing 1960-07-07
Movie Cone of Silence Capt. Clive Judd 1960-05-09
Movie Sword of Sherwood Forest Sheriff of Nottingham 1960-12-26
Movie The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 1959-05-04
Movie The Mummy John Banning 1959-08-01
Movie John Paul Jones Captain Richard Pearson 1959-06-16
Movie Violent Playground Priest 1958-01-14
Movie Dracula Doctor Van Helsing 1958-05-22
Movie The Revenge of Frankenstein Dr. Victor Stein 1958-06-13
Movie The Curse of Frankenstein Baron Viktor Frankenstein 1957-05-20
Movie Time Without Pity Jeremy Clayton 1957-03-21
Movie The Abominable Snowman Dr. John Rollason 1957-08-26
Movie Alexander the Great Memmon 1956-03-28
Movie The End of the Affair Henry Miles 1955-02-24
Movie Magic Fire Otto Wesendonk 1955-06-30
Movie The Black Knight Sir Palamides 1954-08-26
Movie Nineteen Eighty-Four Winston Smith 1954-12-12
Series Pride and Prejudice Mr. Darcy 1952-01-01
Movie Moulin Rouge Marcel de la Voisier 1952-12-23
Series Sunday Night Theatre Winston Smith 1950-01-01
Movie Hamlet Osric 1948-12-10
Movie It Might Be You The doctor 1946-07-25
Movie The Woman in the House Man Waking Up (archive footage) (uncredited) 1942-05-09
Movie They Dare Not Love Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (uncredited) 1941-05-16
Movie A Chump at Oxford Student 1940-01-25
Movie Laddie Robert Pryor 1940-01-18
Movie Vigil in the Night Joe Shand 1940-02-05
Movie The Hidden Master Robert Clive of India (uncredited) 1940-04-20
Movie The Howards of Virginia Leslie Stephens (uncredited) 1940-09-19
Movie Women in War Capt. Evans (uncredited) 1940-06-05
Movie Dreams First Dreamer 1940-11-10
Movie The Man in the Iron Mask Second Officer 1939-07-13