Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing
1913 - 1994

Peter Cushing  British Actor


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Peter Cushing was previously married to Violet Beck (1943 - 1971).


British Actor Peter Cushing was born Peter Wilton Cushing on 26th May, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England and passed away on 11th Aug 1994 Canterbury, England aged 81. He is most remembered for Van Helsing in the Hammer films Gran Moff Talkin in "Star Wars. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Peter Cushing was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Claire Bloom in Alexander the Great (1956) and Hazel Court in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957).

Peter Cushing is a member of the following lists: BAFTA winners (people), English film actors and Best Actor BAFTA Award winners.


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First Name Peter
Middle Name Wilton
Last Name Cushing
Full Name at Birth Peter Wilton Cushing
Alternative Name Peter Wilton Cushing, Peter Cushing
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th May, 1913
Birthplace Kenley, Surrey, England
Died 11th August, 1994
Place of Death Canterbury, England
Cause of Death Cancer - Prostate
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature A sign of a broken nose
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Van Helsing in the Hammer films Gran Moff Talkin in "Star Wars
Year(s) Active 1939–86, 1935–1986, 1935–1991
Father George Edward Cushing
Mother Nellie Maria King Cushing
Favorite Movies Dracula 1958,Curse of Frankenstien
Favorite TV Shows Terry Wogan
Favorite Books Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Places Tudor Rooms Canterbury,Kent

Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (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.

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Peter Cushing81 GeminiActor
Violet Beck65 Aquarius


Biggles: Adventures in Time1986Air Commodore Colonel William RaymondMovie
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight1984Seneschal - GasparMovie
Top Secret!1984Bookstore ProprietorMovie
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues1984Professor Charles CopelandTV Movie
Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death1984Sherlock HolmesTV Movie
House of the Long Shadows1983Sebastian GrisbaneMovie
Asalto al casino1981Sir Thomas BedfordMovie
Mystery on Monster Island1981William T. KolderupMovie
A Tale of Two Cities1980Dr. Alexander ManetteTV Movie
Hammer House of Horror1980Martin BlueckTV Show
Arabian Adventure1979Wazir Al WuzaraMovie
Tales of the Unexpected1979Karl Von BadenTV Show
A Touch of the Sun1979Commissioner PottsMovie
Son of Hitler1978Heinrich HaussnerMovie
Shock Waves1977SS CommanderMovie
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977Grand Moff TarkinMovie
The Uncanny1977WilburMovie
Die Standarte1977Baron von HackenbergMovie
At the Earth's Core1976Dr. Abner PerryMovie
A Dirty Knight's Work1976Sir Edward GiffordMovie
Land of the Minotaur1976Baron CorofaxMovie
The Great Houdini1976Conan DoyleTV Movie
The New Avengers1976Von ClausTV Show
Legend of the Werewolf1975Professor PaulMovie
The Ghoul1975Doctor LawrenceMovie
Space: 19991975RaanTV Show
Shatter1974Paul RattwoodMovie
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell1974Baron FrankensteinMovie
From Beyond the Grave1974The ProprietorMovie
Madhouse1974Herbert FlayMovie
The Beast Must Die1974Dr. Christopher LundgrenMovie
Tender Dracula, or Confessions of a Blood Drinker1974MacGregorMovie
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires1974Professor Lawrence Van HelsingMovie
The Zoo Gang1974Judge GautierTV Show
And Now the Screaming Starts!1973Dr. PopeMovie
The Satanic Rites of Dracula1973Professor Lorrimer Van HelsingMovie
Nothing But the Night1973Sir Mark AshleyMovie
The Creeping Flesh1973Emmanuel HildernMovie
Great Mysteries1973Count Gerard De MerretTV Show
Asylum1972Smith (segment "The Weird Tailor")Movie
Dr. Phibes Rises Again1972CaptainMovie
Dracula A.D. 19721972Professor Lorrimer Van HelsingMovie
Fear in the Night1972Michael Carmichael, The HeadmasterMovie
Horror Express1972Dr. WellsMovie
Tales from the Crypt1972Grimsdyke (segment "Poetic Justice")Movie
I, Monster1971UttersonMovie
The House That Dripped Blood1971Philip (segment "Waxworks")Movie
Twins of Evil1971Gustav WeilMovie
Bloodsuckers1970Dr. Walter GoodrichMovie
One More Time1970Dr. Frankenstein (uncredited)Movie
Scream and Scream Again1970Major Heinrich BenedekMovie
The Vampire Lovers1970General von SpielsdorfMovie
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed1969Baron FrankensteinMovie
Corruption1968Sir John RowanMovie
The Blood Beast Terror1968Inspector QuennellMovie
Frankenstein Created Woman1967Baron FrankensteinMovie
Island of the Burning Damned1967Dr. Vernon StoneMovie
Torture Garden1967Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")Movie
Some May Live1967John MeredithMovie
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.1966Dr. WhoMovie
Island of Terror1966Dr. Brian StanleyMovie
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors1965Dr. TerrorMovie
Dr. Who and the Daleks1965Dr. WhoMovie
The Skull1965Christopher MaitlandMovie
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965LeonardTV Show
The Evil of Frankenstein1964Baron FrankensteinMovie
The Gorgon1964Dr. NamaroffMovie
Sherlock Holmes1964Sherlock HolmesTV Show
Story Parade1964Elijah BaleyTV Show
The Man Who Finally Died1963Dr. Peter von BrechtMovie
The Spread of the Eagle1963Caius CassiusTV Show
Night Creatures1962Rev. Dr. BlyssMovie
The Devil's Agent1962Movie
Cash on Demand1961Harry FordyceMovie
The Hellfire Club1961Mr. MerryweatherMovie
The Naked Edge1961Mr. Evan WrackMovie
The Avengers1961Paul BeresfordTV Show
Fury at Smugglers' Bay1961Squire TrevenyanMovie
Comedy Playhouse1961Albert FawkesTV Show
Drama 61-671961Frederick James ParsonsTV Show
The Flesh and the Fiends1960Dr. Robert KnoxMovie
Sword of Sherwood Forest1960Sheriff of NottinghamMovie
The Brides of Dracula1960Doctor Van HelsingMovie
The Risk1960Professor SewellMovie
Trouble in the Sky1960Capt. JuddMovie
John Paul Jones1959Capt. Richard PearsonMovie
The Hound of the Baskervilles1959Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Mummy1959John BanningMovie
Horror of Dracula1958Doctor Van HelsingMovie
The Revenge of Frankenstein1958Doctor Victor SteinMovie
Violent Playground1958PriestMovie
Uncle Harry1958Uncle HarryTV Movie
The Winslow Boy1958Sir Robert MortonTV Movie
The Abominable Snowman1957Dr. RollasonMovie
The Curse of Frankenstein1957Victor FrankensteinMovie
Time Without Pity1957Jeremy ClaytonMovie
Home at Seven1957David PrestonTV Movie
Alexander the Great1956Gen. MemnonMovie
The End of the Affair1955Henry MilesMovie
Magic Fire1955Otto WesendonkMovie
ITV Television Playhouse1955Fred ParsonsTV Show
Richard of Bordeaux1955Richard IITV Movie
The Browning Version1955Andrew Crocker-HarrisTV Movie
The Black Knight1954Sir PalamidesMovie
The Face of Love1954Mardian ThersitesTV Movie
1984 - BBC Live TV Productions1954Winston SmithTV Movie
You Are There1953Rudolf HessTV Show
Wednesday Theatre1953Henry RobbinsTV Show
Rookery Nook1953Clive PopkissTV Movie
Epitaph for a Spy1953Josef VadasseyTV Show
The Noble Spaniard1953Duke of HermanosTV Movie
Moulin Rouge1952Marcel de la VoisierMovie
Pride and Prejudice1952Mr. DarcyTV Show
Asmodée1952Blaise LebelTV Movie
The Silver Swan1952Lord HenriquesTV Show
If This Be Error1952Nick GrantTV Movie
When We Are Married1951Gerald ForbesTV Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950David Preston, Mr. Manningham, The Prime MinisterTV Show
It Might Be You1946The doctorShort Film
The New School1944StephenShort Film
They Dare Not Love1941Sub-Lieutenant Blackler (uncredited)Movie
A Chump at Oxford1940Student JonesMovie
The Howards of Virginia1940Leslie Stephens (uncredited)Movie
Vigil in the Night1940Joe ShandMovie
Women in War1940Capt. Evans (uncredited)Movie
Laddie1940Robert PryorMovie
Dreams1940First DreamerShort Film
The Hidden Master1940Robert Clive of India (uncredited)Short Film
The Man in the Iron Mask1939Second OfficerMovie
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