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      Peter Cushing

      Peter Cushing

      Highest Rated: 100% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

      Lowest Rated: 17% The Uncanny (1977)

      Birthday: May 26, 1913

      Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK

      A prolific presence in films and on television for nearly five decades, British actor Peter Cushing, OBE, became an international icon as the star of countless horror films, including "Curse of Frankenstein" (1956), "Horror of Dracula" (1958), "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), "The Mummy" (1959), "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) and "Horror Express" (1973). Frequently cast opposite his longtime friend, Sir Christopher Lee, Cushing gave definitive portrayals of monster maker Victor Frankenstein and vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing for England's Hammer Films throughout the 1960s and 1970s while appearing in numerous other horror films for international companies. The worldwide success of Hammer minted Cushing as a horror star, not unlike Boris Karloff or Vincent Price, though in real life, he was a gentlemanly figure who adored his wife and spent his off-screen hours bird watching. After nearly two decades onscreen, he enjoyed a genuine blockbuster in "Star Wars" (1977), which cast him as the reptilian Grand Moff Tarkin. The use of CGI and a stand-in actor to recreate this character for scenes in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016) raised philosophical questions about the use of deceased actors in posthumous films. Illness curtailed his career in the early 1980s, and he would enjoy one final collaboration with Lee as co-narrators of a documentary on Hammer Films before his death in 1994. A fan favorite for his magnetic and always-believable screen presence, his roles for Hammer became the stuff of horror movie legend.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
      96% Hamlet
      95% The Hound of the Baskervilles
      93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
      92% The House That Dripped Blood
      91% The Mummy
      91% Horror of Dracula
      90% Tales from the Crypt

      Photos

      THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957 REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE, Peter Cushing, 1958 THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1958 TWINS OF EVIL, Peter Cushing, 1971 UK twinsofevil1971-fsct14(twinsofevil1971-fsct14) HORROR OF DRACULA, Peter Cushing, 1958 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957 CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957 SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, Peter Cushing, 1970. THE MUMMY, Peter Cushing, Yvonne Furneaux, 1959 FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, Peter Cushing, 1973 THE MUMMY, Yvonne Furneaux, Peter Cushing, 1959 THE END OF THE AFFAIR, from left: Peter Cushing, Deborah Kerr, 1955 teoa1954r-fsct01(teoa1954r-fsct01) FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, Peter Cushing, 1974 FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, Peter Cushing, 1974 THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, Dawn Addams, Peter Cushing, 1970 REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE, Peter Cushing, 1958 THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1958 THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Cushing, 1957 HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Peter Cushing, 1959 HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Andre Morell, Peter Cushing, 1959

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      50% 43% The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Human Factor: For the Love of Helen Guest - 1990
      No Score Yet 29% Sword of the Valiant Seneschal - Gaspar (Character) - 1984
      76% 80% Top Secret! Sven Jorgensen, the Sweden Bookstore Owner/Resistance Member (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 60% Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Professor Charles Copeland (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 45% Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 42% House of the Long Shadows Sebastian Grisbane (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 8% Mystery on Monster Island William T. Kolderup (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Scream Martin Blueck (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 39% A Tale of Two Cities Dr. Alexander Manette (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 36% Arabian Adventure Wazir Al Wuzara (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Secrets Commissioner Potts (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitler's Son Heinrich Haussner (Character) - 1978
      17% 24% The Uncanny Wilbur (Character) - 1977
      60% 40% Shock Waves SS Commander (Character) - 1977
      93% 96% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Grand Moff Tarkin (Character) $345 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Standard Baron von Hackenberg (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 2% Land of the Minotaur Baron Corofax (Character) - 1976
      33% 33% At the Earth's Core Dr. Abner Perry (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Knight's Work Sir Edward Gifford (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Houdinis Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Him Mr. Shatter Paul Rattwood (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 28% Legend of the Werewolf Prof. Paul (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 35% The Ghoul Dr. Lawrence (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Undead Unknown (Character) - 1975
      43% 37% The Beast Must Die Dr. Christopher Lundgren (Character) - 1974
      63% 48% Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell Baron Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Carl Victor (Character) - 1974
      50% 50% Madhouse Herbert Flay (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 26% Shatter Paul Rattwood (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 27% Dracula and the 7 Golden Vampires Prof Van Helsing (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tender Dracula MacGregor (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 32% Nothing but the Night Sir Mark Ashley (Character) - 1973
      60% 61% From Beyond the Grave The Proprietor (Character) - 1973
      83% 52% The Creeping Flesh Emmanuel Hildern (Character) - 1973
      33% 30% The Satanic Rites of Dracula Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing (Character) - 1973
      40% 43% And Now the Screaming Starts Dr. Pope (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 40% Fear in the Night Michael Carmichael (Character) - 1972
      27% 39% Dracula A.D. 1972 Professor Van Helsing (Character) - 1972
      80% 53% Horror Express Dr. Wells (Character) - 1972
      67% 50% Asylum Mr. Smith (Character) - 1972
      59% 57% Dr. Phibes Rises Again Captain (Character) - 1972
      90% 69% Tales from the Crypt Arthur Edward Grimsdyke (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 40% I, Monster Frederick Utterson (Character) - 1971
      80% 63% Twins of Evil Gustav Weil (Character) - 1971
      92% 57% The House That Dripped Blood Philip Grayson (Character) - 1971
      63% 28% Scream and Scream Again Major Heinrich Benedek (Character) - 1970
      76% 60% The Vampire Lovers General von Spielsdorf (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 18% Bloodsuckers Dr. Walter Goodrich (Character) - 1970
      70% 67% Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Baron Frankenstein (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 23% The Blood Beast Terror Detective Inspector Quennell (Character) - 1968
      67% 28% Corruption Sir John Rowan (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% Torture Garden Lancelot Canning (Character) - 1967
      62% 57% Frankenstein Created Woman Baron Frankenstein (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 34% Island of the Burning Doomed Dr. Vernon Stone (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Some May Live John Meredith (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 58% The Creepers Dr. Brian Stanley (Character) - 1966
      69% 54% Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Dr. Who (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Saigon: Some May Live John Meredith (Character) - 1966
      100% 62% Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Dr. Sandor Schreck (Character) - 1965
      43% 41% Dr. Who and the Daleks Dr. Who (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 26% She Holly (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 52% The Skull Dr. Christopher Maitland (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The "She" Story Unknown (Character) - 1965
      67% 49% The Gorgon Dr. Namaroff (Character) - 1964
      57% 36% The Evil of Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Finally Died Dr. Peter von Brecht (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 40% The Hellfire Club Mr. Merryweather (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury at Smugglers Bay Squire Trevenyan (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 58% Night Creatures Rev. Dr. Blyss (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 75% Cash on Demand Harry Fordyce (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cone of Silence Capt. Clive Judd (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 38% Sword of Sherwood Forest Sheriff of Nottingham (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble in the Sky Capt. Clive Judd (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 55% The Naked Edge Mr. Evan Wrack (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Risk Professor Sewell (Character) - 1960
      78% 62% The Brides of Dracula Dr. J. Van Helsing (Character) - 1960
      95% 73% The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1959
      91% 64% The Mummy John Banning (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 67% The Flesh and the Fiends Dr. Robert Knox (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 29% John Paul Jones Captain Richard Pearson (Character) - 1959
      91% 81% Horror of Dracula Doctor Van Helsing (Character) - 1958
      87% 68% The Revenge of Frankenstein Dr. Victor Frankenstein aka Dr. Victor Stein and Dr. Franck (Character) - 1958
      82% 77% The Curse of Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 53% The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas Dr. John Rollason (Character) - 1957
      80% 58% The End of the Affair Henry Miles (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 75% 1984 Winston Smith (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Knight Sir Palamides (Character) - 1954
      96% 80% Hamlet Osric (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 84% A Chump at Oxford Student (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 58% Vigil in the Night Joe Shand (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreams First Dreamer (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laddie Robert Pryor (Character) - 1940

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Karl Von Baden (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
      66% 90% Space: 1999 Raan (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967