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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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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


TRIBUTE FROM THE FANTASTIQ FESTIVAL OF SCI-FI, FANTASY AND HORROR!

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


THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE!

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


Book Review: : THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS

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


Book Review: : THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS

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:

Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell: We are students of Hippocrates, but some of us are hypocrites.


Dr. Tom Friend: They killed him. It was the sound of that howling. He couldn't stand it - it drove him mad.


[arriving at the mansion]
Dr. David West: Toni, you stay in the car.
Toni Merrill: I'm not staying here with all those things running around.
Dr. Brian Stanley: Oh, let her come. I wouldn't want to stay out here alone, either. It's too damn creepy.


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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.

Carrie Fisher said in an interview that doing her scenes with him in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) were difficult for two reasons: she thought the lines were ridiculous and she found Peter to be so polite and charming off camera that it was hard to project the sense of disdain that her character, Princess Leia Organa, held for his character, Grand Moff Tarkin.

Prior to casting Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), George Lucas considered using him as Obi-Wan Kenobi (a role that ultimately went to Alec Guinness).

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