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Peter Cushing (1913–1994)


Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting, inspired by his favorite aunt, ... See full bio »

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 1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time
Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
 1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (TV Movie)
Professor Charles Copeland
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Von Baden
- The Vorpal Blade (1983) ... Von Baden
 1981 Black Jack
Sir Thomas Bedford
 1981 Mystery on Monster Island
William T. Kolderup
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Martin Blueck
- The Silent Scream (1980) ... Martin Blueck
 1979 A Touch of the Sun
Commissioner Potts
 1979 Arabian Adventure
Wazir Al Wuzara
 1978 Son of Hitler
Heinrich Haussner
 1977 The Standard
Baron von Hackenberg
 1977 Shock Waves
SS Commander
 1976 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Von Claus
- The Eagle's Nest (1976) ... Von Claus
 1976 The Devil's Men
Baron Corofax
 1976 At the Earth's Core
Dr. Abner Perry
 1976 A Dirty Knight's Work
Sir Edward Gifford
 1976 Looks Familiar (TV Series)
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Raan
- Missing Link (1976) ... Raan
 1975 The Ghoul
Dr. Lawrence
 1975 Legend of the Werewolf
Prof. Paul Cataflanque
 1974 The Zoo Gang (TV Series)
Judge Gautier
- The Counterfeit Trap (1974) ... Judge Gautier
 1974 The Beast Must Die
Dr. Christopher Lundgren
 1974 Madhouse
Herbert Flay
 1974 From Beyond the Grave
The Proprietor
 1974 Shatter
Paul Rattwood
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Count Gerard De Merret
- La Grande Breteche (1973) ... Count Gerard De Merret
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
Emmanuel Hildern
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Sir Mark Ashley
 1972 Horror Express
Dr. Wells
 1972 Fear in the Night
The Headmaster - Michael Carmichael
 1972/I Asylum
Smith (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Captain
 1972 Beyond the Water's Edge (TV Movie)
 1972 Tales from the Crypt
Arthur Edward Grimsdyke (segment 3 "Poetic Justice")
 1971 The House That Dripped Blood
Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")
 1970 One More Time
Dr. Frankenstein (uncredited)
 1970 Bloodsuckers
Dr. Walter Goodrich
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
Major Heinrich Benedek
 1968 Corruption
Sir John Rowan
 1968 The Blood Beast Terror
Detective Inspector Quennell
 1967 Some May Live
John Meredith
 1967 Torture Garden
Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Paul Beresford
- Return of the Cybernauts (1967) ... Paul Beresford
 1967 Island of the Burning Damned
Dr. Vernon Stone
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Leonard
- Monica (1965) ... Leonard
 1965 The Skull
Dr. Christopher Maitland
 1965/I She
Maj. Holly
 1964 The Gorgon
Dr. Namaroff
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Elijah Baley
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Dr. Peter von Brecht
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Albert Fawkes
- The Plan (1963) ... Albert Fawkes
 1963 The Spread of the Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Cassius
 1962 Peace with Terror (TV Movie)
Parsons
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Fred Parsons
- Peace with Terror (1962) ... Fred Parsons
 1962 The Devil's Agent (scenes deleted)
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Frederick James Parsons
- Drama '62: Peace with Terror (1962) ... Frederick James Parsons
 1961 The Naked Edge
Mr. Evan Wrack
 1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay
Squire Trevenyan
 1961 The Hellfire Club
Mr. Merryweather
 1960 The Risk
Professor Sewell
 1960 Trouble in the Sky
Capt. Clive Judd
 1959 John Paul Jones
Capt. Richard Pearson
 1958 Uncle Harry (TV Movie)
Uncle Harry
 1957 Home at Seven (TV Movie)
David Preston
 1957 Time Without Pity
Jeremy Clayton
 1955 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Richard II
 1954 The Face of Love (TV Movie)
Mardian Thersites
 1954 The Black Knight
Sir Palamides
 1953 A Social Success (TV Movie)
Henry Robbins
 1953 The Noble Spaniard (TV Movie)
Duke of Hermanos
 1953 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Clive Popkiss
 1952 The Silver Swan (TV Movie)
Lord Henriques
 1952 Asmodée (TV Movie)
Blaise Lebel
 1952 If This Be Error (TV Movie)
Nick Grant
 1952 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Darcy
- Episode #1.6 (1952) ... Mr. Darcy
- Episode #1.5 (1952) ... Mr. Darcy
- Episode #1.4 (1952) ... Mr. Darcy
- Episode #1.3 (1952) ... Mr. Darcy
- Episode #1.2 (1952) ... Mr. Darcy
 1948 Hamlet
Osric
 1946 It Might Be You (Short)
The doctor
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (uncredited)
 1940 Dreams (Short)
First Dreamer
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Leslie Stephens (uncredited)
 1940 Women in War
Capt. Evans (uncredited)
 1940 The Hidden Master (Short)
Robert Clive of India (uncredited)
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Joe Shand
 1940 A Chump at Oxford
Student
 1940 Laddie
Robert Pryor
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Second Officer
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Rivals" (1945) (as "Mr. Faulkland") London West End See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Teeth are a vitally important part of an actor's equipment. I have over 30 toothbrushes at home and always keep a good supply at the studio. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1989 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Trademark:

Prominent cheekbones and piercing blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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