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. Who: Your bomb is designed to slide down this shaft, strike a fracture in the Earth's inner surface, and so release the magnetic core of our planet. But the fracture is near the meeting point of the magnetic influence of the North and South poles. One mistake, one deviation in the aiming of your bomb and enough magnetic energy will be released to destroy you.
Dalek: There will be no mistake! These prisoners are to be exterminated!
Dr. Who: One moment. You must listen to me. If you spare us, I can help you. I can show you how to neutralize this magnetism, so that your plan can be carried out with no danger to yourselves.
Roboman Nine: Section. Roboman Nine as ordered. Halt!
Dalek: Speak quickly!
Dr. Who: But I, I'll show you. Look!
[runs to the intercom]
Dr. Who: Attentoon all Robomen! Attack the Daleks!


Fordyce: Banking is one of the few dignified businesses left in the world, Miss Pringle. Do you mind if we keep it that way?


Baron Frankenstein: Had man not been given to invention and experiment, then tonight, sir, you would have eaten your dinner in a cave. You would've strewn the bones about the floor then wiped your fingers on a coat of animal skin. In fact, your lapels do look a bit greasy. Good night.


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Peter Cushing Facts
Considered The Blood Beast Terror (1968) to be the worst film he ever made.

He bought a seafront home in 1959 in Whitstable, Kent, England, upon retiring. There is a pub there today, 'The Peter Cushing', dedicated to his memory.

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.

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