Peter Cushing

by in P-T 20/01/2014

Peter Cushing

name: Peter Cushing

honorific suffix: OBE

birth name: Peter Wilton Cushing

birth place: Kenley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (26 May 191311 August 1994) was an English actor known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, among many other roles. He appeared frequently opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, Cushing’s best-known roles outside the Hammer productions include Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and Dr. Who in Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966), films based on the Doctor Who television series.

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