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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Ranking The Hammer Frankenstein Films Starring

By Dan Day, Jr. on May 26, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

On this day in 1913, was born. I usually write a Cushing-themed post on this day, and for this year I decided to rank the six Hammer films in which the actor portrayed Baron Frankenstein. Playing Victor Frankenstein in Hammer's first color Gothic film, THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, change... Read full article


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


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Peter Cushing Quotes:

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


[last lines]
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."


Sarah Miles: What do you believe in, Henry? All these years I've been married to you I've never really known; I've never even asked. Do you believe that there's a hell and a heaven, and an immortal soul, and a god who rewards and punishes and answers prayers?
Henry Miles: It's not exactly the sort of thing to go into over a cup of tea.


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Peter Cushing Facts
Appeared in Hamlet (1948) as Osric. This was also his first film with Christopher Lee. Alec Guinness also played Osric in John Gielgud's 1934 theatrical production. Cushing, Lee and Guinness all later appeared in the Star Wars films.

During a television interview, he confessed that fellow actor Christopher Lee had telephoned him earlier that evening to "Wish me luck!".

He was preferred to original "Doctor Who" (1963) lead actor William Hartnell as star of Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) because he was more widely recognized by American audiences.

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