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


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


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Peter Cushing Quotes:

Dr. John Rollason: If they can deal with *us*, their secret's kept.


Professor Jules Heitz: I want to ask you a simple question.
Dr. Namaroff: Pleas...
Professor Jules Heitz: You were once a guest in my house in Berlin. You met both my sons - Bruno. in particular. You talked to him at some length.
Dr. Namaroff: I believe I did.
Professor Jules Heitz: What impression did you form of him?
Dr. Namaroff: Well, I thought he was...
[Pausing to light a match]
Professor Jules Heitz: Normal?
Dr. Namaroff: Why, yes, of course.
Professor Jules Heitz: Yet capable of murder?
Dr. Namaroff: My dear Heitz, that is hardly a fair question. Given a certain set of circumstances, I believe almost everyone is capable of murder.


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


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Peter Cushing Facts
Cushing reprised his role, with dialog, from his last film Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986) in the video for the movie's theme song "No Turning Back" by The Immortals. He appears at the end to tell the camera: "I'm a restless sort of guy." Technically, this makes it his last performance and his last line of dialog.

George Lucas originally planned to use archival footage of Cushing from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) for insertion into Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). This would have made Episode III Cushing's final, albeit posthumous, collaboration with Christopher Lee. However, none of the footage was suitable to Lucas' needs. This may be because Grand Moff Tarkin only appears in long shots, due to the pain associated with wearing the boots Cushing was wearing. Therefore, Wayne Pygram was cast, and made to wear prosthetic make-up so that he would resemble Cushing.

His sketch of Sherlock Holmes became the official logo for the Northern Musgraves, a British Sherlock Holmes society.

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