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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
 1981 Black Jack
Sir Thomas Bedford
 1981 Mystery on Monster Island
William T. Kolderup
 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 Devil's Men
Baron Corofax
 1976 At the Earth's Core
Dr. Abner Perry
 1976 A Dirty Knight's Work
Sir Edward Gifford
 1975 The Ghoul
Doctor Lawrence
 1975 Legend of the Werewolf
Professor Paul
 1974 Madhouse
Herbert Flay
 1974 The Beast Must Die
Dr. Lundgren
 1974 From Beyond the Grave
The Proprietor
 1974 Shatter
 1973 The Creeping Flesh
Emmanuel Hildern
 1973 Nothing But the Night
Sir Mark Ashley
 1972 Fear in the Night
The Headmaster - Michael Carmichael
 1972/I Asylum
Smith (segment: "The Weird Tailor")
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
 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 Incense for the Damned
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 Island of the Burning Damned
Dr. Vernon Stone
 1965 The Skull
Christopher Maitland
 1965/I She
Maj. Holly
 1964 The Gorgon
Dr. Namaroff
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Dr. Peter von Brecht
 1962 The Devil's Agent (scenes deleted)
 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
 1957 Time Without Pity
Jeremy Clayton
 1954 The Black Knight
Sir Palamides
 1948 Hamlet
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (uncredited)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Leslie Stephens (uncredited)
 1940 Women in War
Capt. Evans (uncredited)
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Joe Shand
 1940 A Chump at Oxford
 1940 Laddie
Robert Pryor
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Second Officer
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Stage: Appeared in "MacBeth" (as "Banquo") USA Summer Stock See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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There is little chance for a person to exercise the imagination today in this complex, programmed society we have. See more »


Carrie Fisher said in an interview that doing her scenes with him in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) were difficult for two reasons: she thought the lines were ridiculous and she found Peter to be so polite and charming off camera that it was hard to project the sense of disdain that her character, Princess Leia Organa, held for his character, Grand Moff Tarkin. See more »


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