Peter Cushing

Biography

Date of Birth 26 May 1913, Kenley, Surrey, England, UK Date of Death 11 August 1994, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK (prostate cancer) Birth Name Peter Wilton Cushing Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m) Mini Biography Peter Cushing was born in 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey by his mother Nellie Marie and father George Edward, who was a quantity surveyor. At an early age Cushing was attracted to acting, inspired by his favorite aunt, who was a stage actress. While at school Cushing pursued his interest in acting and also drawing, a talent he put to good use later in his first job as a government surveyor's assistant in Surrey. At this time he also dabbled in local amateur theater until moving to London to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on scholarship. He then performed in repertory theater, deciding in 1939 to head for Hollywood, where he made his film debut in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). Other Hollywood films included A Chump at Oxford (1940) with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Vigil in the Night (1940) and They Dare Not Love (1941). However, after a short stay, he returned to England by way of New York (making brief appearances on Broadway) and Canada. Back in his homeland he contributed to the war effort during World War II by joining the Entertainment National Services Association.

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Birth Name

Peter Wilton Cushing

Birth Place

Kenley, Croydon, Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Birth Date

5/26/1913

Death Date

8/11/1994
Known For
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Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Grand Moff Tarkin

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Horror of Dracula

Doctor Van Helsing

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Top Secret!

Bookstore Proprietor

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

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The Brides Of Dracula

Dr. J. Van Helsing

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Horror Express

Dr. Wells

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The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing

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The Mummy

John Banning

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The Revenge Of Frankenstein

Doctor Victor Stein

Starring In
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Wild Session

Dr. Wells (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Flesh and the Fury: X-posing Twins of Evil

Gustav Weil (archive footage)

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Halloween: The Inside Story

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Beloved Count

Prof. Van Helsing (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Winston Smith (archive footage)

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Inside the Fear Factory

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The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster

Dr. Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)

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100 Years of Horror

Himself (archive footage)

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Dalekmania

Dr Who (archive footage)

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror

Narrator / Himself (voice)

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Biggles: Adventures in Time

Colonel William Raymond

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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death

Sherlock Holmes

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Top Secret!

Bookstore Proprietor

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Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Seneschal

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House of the Long Shadows

Sebastian Grisbane

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It Came From Hollywood

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Mystery on Monster Island

William T. Kolderup

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A Tale of Two Cities

Dr. Alexandre Manette

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Arabian Adventure

Wazir Al Wuzara

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Son of Hitler

Heinrich Haussner

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Shock Waves

SS Commander

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Die Standarte

Baron von Hackenberg

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Star Wars IV: A New Hope

Grand Moff Tarkin

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The Uncanny

Wilbur Gray

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At The Earth's Core

Dr. Abner Perry

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Land of the Minotaur

Baron Corofax

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The Ghoul

Doctor Lawrence

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From Beyond the Grave

The Proprietor

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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell

Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor

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Madhouse

Herbert Flay

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The Beast Must Die

Dr. Christopher Lundgren

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The Big Scare

MacGregor

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The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

Professor Laurence Van Helsing

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Shatter

Paul Rattwood

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And Now the Screaming Starts

Dr. Pope

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The Satanic Rites of Dracula

Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing

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The Creeping Flesh

Emmanuel Hildern

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I, Monster

Frederick Utterson

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Das Dunkel der Nacht

Sir Mark Ashley

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Horror Express

Dr. Wells

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Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Ship's Captain

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Asylum

Mr. Smith (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")

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Dracula A.D. 1972

Professor Van Helsing

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Tales from the Crypt

Arthur Edward Grimsdyke (segment 3 "Poetic Justice")

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Fear In The Night

The Headmaster - Michael Carmichael

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Twins of Evil

Gustav Weil

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The House That Dripped Blood

Philip Grayson (segment "Waxworks")

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The Vampire Lovers

General von Spielsdorf

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Scream and Scream Again!

Major Heinrich Benedek

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One More Time

Dr. Frankenstein (uncredited)

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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Baron Frankenstein

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The Blood Beast Terror

Inspector Quennell

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Corruption

Sir John Rowan

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Torture Garden

Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")

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Night Of The Big Heat

Dr. Vernon Stone

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Frankenstein Created Woman

Baron Frankenstein

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Daleks Invasion Earth 2150.A.D.

Dr. Who

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Island of Terror

Dr. Brian Stanley

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Dracula: Prince of Darkness

Doctor Van Helsing (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Dr. Who and The Daleks

Dr. Who

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War-Gods of the Deep

Dr. Abner Perry

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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

'Dr. Terror' / Dr. W. R. Schreck

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The Skull

Dr. Christopher Maitland

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She

Holly

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The Gorgon

Dr. Namaroff

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The Evil of Frankenstein

Baron Frankenstein

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The Man Who Finally Died

Dr. Peter von Brecht

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Night Creatures

Rev. Dr. Blyss (Capt. Clegg)

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Lolita

Dr. Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Captain Clegg

Rev. Dr. Blyss

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The Devil's Agent

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Cash On Demand

Fordyce

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Bucht der Schmuggler

Squire Trevenyan

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The Hellfire Club

Mr. Merryweather

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The Naked Edge

Mr. Evan Wrack

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Sword of Sherwood Forest

Sheriff of Nottingham

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The Brides Of Dracula

Dr. J. Van Helsing

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The Flesh and The Fiends

Dr. Robert Knox

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Trouble in the Sky

Capt. Judd

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Suspect

Professor Sewell

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The Mummy

John Banning

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes

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John Paul Jones

Capt. Richard Pearson

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The Revenge Of Frankenstein

Doctor Victor Stein

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Horror of Dracula

Doctor Van Helsing

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Violent Playground

Priest

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The Curse of Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

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Time Without Pity

Jeremy Clayton

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The Abominable Snowman

Dr. John Rollason

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Alexander the Great

Memnon

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The End of the Affair

Henry Miles

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Magic Fire

Otto Wesendonk

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1984 - BBC Live TV Productions

Winston Smith

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The Black Knight

Sir Palamides

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Moulin Rouge

Marcel de la Voisier

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Hamlet

Osric

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A Chump at Oxford

Student (Jones)

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Vigil in the Night

Joe Shand

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The Howards of Virginia

Leslie Stephens (uncredited)

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The Man In The Iron Mask

Second Officer

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