Peter Cushing

Actor / Character Actor | * 05/26/1913 († 81, 08/11/1994) | Kenley, Surrey, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Peter Wilton Cushing, (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and as Grand Moff Tarkin in the 1977 film Star Wars. His acting career spanned over six decades and included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career. After making his motion picture debut in the film The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Cushing began to find modest success in American films before returning to England at the outbreak of the Second World War. Despite performing in a string of roles, including one as Osric in Laurence Olivier's film adaptation of Hamlet (1948), Cushing struggled greatly to find work during this period and began to consider himself a failure. His career was revitalised once he started to work in live television plays, and he soon became one of th... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Drama | Science Fiction

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Awards & Nominations for Peter Cushing

2x British Academy Television Award for Best Actor Officer of The Order of The British Empire British Academy Television Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Peter Cushing as Actor(119)

as Himself (archive footage)2020 The Skywalker Legacy
as Himself / Various Roles (archive footage)2017 Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions
as Doctor Welles (archive footage)2010 Attack Of The Octopus People
as (archive footage)2010 Halloween: The Inside Story
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
as Grand Moff Tarkin (archive footage)2004 The Story of Star Wars
as Doctor Who (archive footage)1995 Dalekmania
as Professor Lawrence Van Helsing1994 The World of Hammer: Dracula and the Undead
as Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond1986 Biggles
as Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)1985 The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
as Professor Charles Copeland1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
as Bookstore Proprietor1984 Top Secret!
as Sherlock Holmes1984 The Masks of Death
as Sebastian Grisbane1983 House of the Long Shadows
as William T. Kolderup1981 Mystery on Monster Island
as Sir Thomas Bedford1981 Black Jack
as Martin Blueck1980 The Silent Scream
as Dr. Alexander Manette1980 A Tale of Two Cities
as Heinrich Haussner1979 Son of Hitler
as Wazir Al Wuzara1979 Arabian Adventure
as SS Commander1977 Shock Waves
as Baron Hackenberg1977 The Standard
as Wilbur Gray1977 The Uncanny
as Grand Moff Tarkin1977 Star Wars
as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1976 The Great Houdinis
as Dr. Abner Perry1976 At the Earth's Core
as Sir Edward Gifford1976 Trial by Combat
as Baron Corofax1976 The Devil's Men
as himself1975 Fists of Fire
as Prof. Paul1975 Legend of the Werewolf
as Dr. Lawrence1975 The Ghoul
as Herbert Flay1974 Madhouse
as Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor1974 Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
as Prof. Van Helsing1974 The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
as Dr. Christopher Lundgren1974 The Beast Must Die
as Paul Rattwood1974 Shatter
as MacGregor1974 Tender Dracula
as The Proprietor1974 From Beyond the Grave
as Emmanuel Hildern1973 The Creeping Flesh
as (archive footage)1973 Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong
as Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing1973 The Satanic Rites of Dracula
as Sir Mark Ashley1973 Nothing But the Night
as Professor Van Helsing1972 Dracula A.D. 1972
as Arthur Edward Grimsdyke1972 Tales from the Crypt
as Dr. Wells1972 Horror Express
as Michael Carmichael1972 Fear in the Night
as Smith1972 Asylum
as Ship's Captain1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
as Gustav Weil1971 Twins of Evil
as Philip Grayson (segment 2 "Waxworks")1971 The House That Dripped Blood
as Frederick Utterson1971 I, Monster
as General von Spielsdorf1970 The Vampire Lovers
as Dr. Walter Goodrich1970 Incense for the Damned
as Dr. Frankenstein1970 One More Time
as Major Heinrich Benedek1970 Scream and Scream Again
as Baron Victor Frankenstein1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
as Sir John Rowan1968 Corruption
as Detective Inspector Quennell1968 The Blood Beast Terror
as Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")1967 Torture Garden
as Baron Frankenstein1967 Frankenstein Created Woman
as Dr. Vernon Stone1967 Night of the Big Heat
as Dr. Brian Stanley1966 Island of Terror
as Doctor Van Helsing (archive footage)1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness
as Holly1965 She
as Doctor Who1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks
as Dr. Sandor Schreck (segment "Dr. Terror")1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
as Dr. Christopher Maitland1965 The Skull
as Baron Frankenstein1964 The Evil of Frankenstein
as Dr. Namaroff1964 The Gorgon
as Doctor Peter von Brecht1963 The Man Who Finally Died
as Rev. Dr. Blyss1962 Captain Clegg
as Merryweather1961 The Hellfire Club
as Harry Fordyce1961 Cash on Demand
as Squire Trevenyan1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay
as Mr. Evan Wrack1961 The Naked Edge
as Professor Sewell1960 Suspect
as Sheriff of Nottingham1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
as Capt. Clive Judd1960 Cone of Silence
as Dr. J. Van Helsing1960 The Brides of Dracula
as Dr. Robert Knox1960 The Flesh and the Fiends
as Sherlock Holmes1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles
as Captain Richard Pearson1959 John Paul Jones
as John Banning1959 The Mummy
as Doctor Van Helsing1958 Dracula
as Priest1958 Violent Playground
as Dr. Victor Stein1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein
as Dr. John Rollason1957 The Abominable Snowman
as Baron Viktor Frankenstein1957 The Curse of Frankenstein
as Jeremy Clayton1957 Time Without Pity
as Memmon1956 Alexander the Great
as Henry Miles1955 The End of the Affair
as Otto Wesendonk1955 Magic Fire
as Winston Smith1954 Nineteen Eighty-Four
as Sir Palamides1954 The Black Knight
as Marcel de la Voisier1952 Moulin Rouge
as Osric1948 Hamlet
as The doctor1946 It Might Be You
as Man Waking Up (archive footage) (uncredited)1942 The Woman in the House
as Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (uncredited)1941 They Dare Not Love
as Robert Pryor1940 Laddie
as Leslie Stephens (uncredited)1940 The Howards of Virginia
as Robert Clive of India (uncredited)1940 The Hidden Master
as Joe Shand1940 Vigil in the Night
as Capt. Evans (uncredited)1940 Women in War
as Student1940 A Chump at Oxford
as First Dreamer1940 Dreams
as Second Officer1939 The Man in the Iron Mask

TV Shows/Series with Peter Cushing as Actor(10)

as himself1982 Wogan
as Martin Blueck1980 Hammer House of Horror
as Von Baden1979 Tales of the Unexpected
as Raan1975 Space: 1999
as himself1970 Treffpunkte
as Sherlock Holmes1964 Sherlock Holmes
as Paul Beresford1961 The Avengers
as Mr. Darcy1952 Pride and Prejudice

Movies with Peter Cushing as Crew(1)

Art/Props1941 49th Parallel

Full Name: Wilton Peter Cushing
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 05/26 1913 (May) in Kenley, Surrey, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Thursday, 08/11 1994 (August) in Canterbury (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Shoreham College, Purley High School for Boys
Other names for Peter Cushing (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peter Wilton Cushing"
Peter Cushing frequently works together with these people:
Christopher Lee (39x, Actor)
Milton Subotsky (23x, Crew)
Max Rosenberg (17x, Crew)
Terence Fisher (15x, Crew)
Anthony Hinds (15x, Crew)
Roy Ashton (14x, Crew)
Bernard Robinson (14x, Crew)
James Bernard (14x, Crew)
Michael Carreras (14x, Crew)
Jimmy Sangster (13x, Crew)
Shane Rimmer (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:921, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/14/2021