Peter Cushing Overview:

Actor, Peter Cushing, was born Peter Wilton Cushing on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, England. Cushing died at the age of 81 on Aug 11, 1994 in Canterbury, England .



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British Path?: and His Toy Soldiers ( 1956 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 17, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

This 1956 British Path? newsreel reveals that the inimitable English actor was a toy soldier enthusiast. As if he wasn't marvelous enough already! As you will see in this 2-minute clip, Cushing had a little corner of his study in his Kensington house set aside for his hobby. He painted... Read full article

On Blu-ray: Christopher Lee and in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

By KC on Nov 20, 2018 From Classic Movies

It must have been shocking for the period piece-adoring Hammer crowd to behold the hairy, groovy hippies dancing on pianos and making love under the dining room table in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). While there is the presence of Christopher Lee and to provide a reassuring bridge to the p... Read full article


By Richard on Aug 1, 2013 From Classic Horror Campaign

This news has come through from Tony Earnshaw, organiser of this year’s Fantastiq Festival of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror in Derby. The first Fantastiq monograph is a 20-page centenary tribute to that gentle man of horror, . Illustrated with portraits and behind-the-scenes photogra... Read full article


By Richard on Jul 30, 2013 From Classic Horror Campaign

If you’re a fan of the iconic British actor (and let’s face it, what classic horror film fan isn’t?) you’d better put the new book from Peveril Publishing on your wish list immediately! The Scrapbook by Wayne Kinsey and Tom Johnson is without doubt... Read full article


By Dan Day Jr. on Jun 16, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

ANOTHER book?? Well, why not? Would you rather read about the Kardashians or the Duck People? : THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS is actually a special edition of Cushing's two volumes of autobiography, written in the 1980s. The books (: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY and PETER CUSHIN... Read full article

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Peter Cushing Quotes:

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Dr. Robert Knox: Before commencing this morning's lecture, let us consider the Oath of Hippocrates, the sacred oath of our profession: "I will prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone."

Dr. Brian Stanley: [Sarcasticalloy] One more transfusion and I'll be a full-blooded Irishman.

Dr. John Rollason: You're nothing but a cheap fairground trickster!

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Peter Cushing Facts
In his later years, he and Joyce DeWitt of "Three's Company" (1976) fame became trans-Atlantic pen pals, when the two became part of the voice-over ensemble for the animated film "Walpurgis Night". Peter recorded his role in England, while Joyce later commenced recording in California, alongside his old friend Ferdy Mayne. It was during this time that Joyce, being a fan of both classic films and Shakespeare's works, and Peter, an admirer of the American West, enjoyed their friendship by post.

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1989 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.

Wrote to BBC program "Jim'll Fix It" (1975) asking that a new rose be bred and named after his late wife. Jimmy Savile agreed and the process was filmed ending with the creation of a new strain of yellow rose being presented to Peter.

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