Peter Cushing Biography (1913-)

Born May 26, 1913, in Kenley, Surrey, England; son of George Edward and Nellie Marie (King) Cushing; married Helen Beck, 1943 (died). Addresses: AGENT--John Redway, 16 Berners St., London W1P 3DD, England.

Birth Details
May 26, 1913
Kenley, Surrey, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Captain Randall, The Middle Watch, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, U.K., 1935.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Percival, The Seventh Trumpet, Mansfield Theatre, 1941.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Alexander I and Captain Ramballe, War and Peace, Phoenix Theatre, 1943.
  • Valentine Christie, The Dark Potential, and Kevin Ormond, The Crime of Margaret Foley, both Q Theatre, London, 1944.
  • Private Charles, Happy Few, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1944.
  • Lieutenant Colbert, While the Sun Shines, Globe Theatre, London, 1944-45.
  • Faulkland, The Rivals, Criterion Theatre, London, 1945.
  • Title role, The Curious Dr. Robson, Q Theatre, 1946.
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Duke of Clarence, Richard III, and Ivan Lomov, The Proposal, all New Theatre, London, 1949.
  • Valentine, The Gay Invalid, Garrick Theatre, London, 1951.
  • Bel Affris and Brittanus, Caesar and Cleopatra, and Alexas Diomedes, Antony and Cleopatra, both St. James's Theatre, London, 1951.
  • The Wedding Ring, London, 1952.
  • Oliver Erwenter, The Silver Whistle, Duchess Theatre, London, 1956.
  • Charles Norbury, The Sound of Murder, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1959.
  • Sir Hector Benbow, Thark, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1956, then repeated the role at Garrick Theatre, London, 1965.
  • Dr. Austin Sloper, The Heiress, Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke, U.K., 1975.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Duke of Clarence, Richard III, and Ivan Lomov, The Proposal, all Old Vic Company, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1948.
  • Soldier, The Soldier and the Lady, U.K. cities, 1954.
  • FILM DEBUT--Vigil in the Night, 1939.
  • Osric, Hamlet, Universal, 1948.
  • Henry Milies, The End of the Affair, Columbia, 1955.
  • Memnon, Alexander the Great, United Artists, 1956.
  • Otto Wesendonk, Magic Fire, Republic, 1956.
  • Abominable Snowman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
  • Dr. Victor Stein, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Columbia, 1958.
  • Professor Van Helsing, The Horror of Dracula, Universal International, 1958.
  • Captain Pearson, John Paul Jones, Warner Brothers, 1959.
  • Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, United Artists, 1959.
  • The Brides of Dracula, Universal, 1960.
  • The Sword of Sherwood Forest, Columbia, 1961.
  • The Naked Edge, United Artists, 1961.
  • Cash on Demand, Columbia, 1962.
  • Night Creatures, Universal, 1962.
  • Fury at Smuggler's Bay, Embassy, 1963.
  • The Evil of Frankenstein, Universal, 1964.
  • The Gorgon, Columbia, 1965.
  • Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, Paramount, 1965.
  • Major Holly, She, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1965.
  • The Skull, Paramount, 1965.
  • Dr. Who and Daleks, Continental, 1966.
  • Frankenstein Created Woman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • Island of Terror, Universal, 1967.
  • The Torture Garden, Columbia, 1968.
  • Corruption, Columbia, 1968.
  • Baron Frankenstein, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Warner Brothers, 1970.
  • Major Heinrich, Scream and Scream Again, American International Pictures,1970.
  • Philip, "Waxworks," The House That Dripped Blood, Cinerama, 1971.
  • Grimsdyke, "Poetic Justice," Tales from the Crypt, Cinerama, 1972.
  • Professor Van Helsing, Dracula A.D. 1972, Warner Brothers, 1972.
  • Fear in the Night, Hammer Films, 1972.
  • Captain, Asylum, Cinerama, 1972.
  • Emanuel Hildern, The Creeping Flesh, Columbia, 1972.
  • Horror Express, Scotia International, 1973.
  • Dynasty of Fear, Hammer Films, 1973.
  • Baron Frankenstein, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Paramount, 1974.
  • Dr. Christopher Lundgren, The Beast Must Die, Cinerama, 1975.
  • The Legend of the Werewolf, Tyburn Films, 1975.
  • Dr. Abner Perry, At the Earth's Core, American International, 1976.
  • Grand Moff Tarkin, Star Wars, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977.
  • Shock Waves, 1977.
  • Wilbur Gray, The Uncanny, Astral Films, 1978.
  • Wazir Al Wuzara, Arabian Adventure, Associated Film Distributors, 1979.
  • Dr. Lawrence, The Ghoul, Tyburn Films, 1981.
  • Seneschal, Sword of the Valiant, Cannon Films, 1983.
  • Bookstore owner, Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984.
  • Bloodsuckers, VCL Communications, 1985.
  • Colonel Raymond, Biggles, Yellowbill Productions, 1985.
  • Also appeared in A Chump at Oxford, 1941; Moulin Rouge, 1951; Black Knight, 1955; Time without Pity, 1956; The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957; John Banning, The Mummy, 1959; The Man Who Finally Died, 1962; Daleks--Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., 1966; Some May Live, 1967; The Night of the Big Heat, 1967; GeneralSpeilsdorf, The Vampire Lovers, 1971; I, Monster, 1972; Nothing but the Night, 1972; Dr.
  • Wells, Panico en el Transiberiano, 1972; Dr. Pope, And Now the ScreamingStarts, 1973; The Satanic Rites of Dracula, 1973; From Beyond the Grave, 9173; Professor Van Helsing, Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride, 1974; MacGregor, La Grande Trouille, 1974; Professor Van Helsing, Dracula and the Seven Golden Vampires, 1975; SS commander, Almost Human, 1975; Rattwood, Call Him Mr. Shatter, 1976; Trial by Combat, 1976; Die Standarte, 1977; Kolderup, Monster Island, 1981; Sebastian, The House of the Long Shadows, 1983; Code of Silence,1985. Also appeared in Battleflag, Hitler's Son, Touch of the Sun, Black Jack, Violent Playground, Suspect, The Flesh and the Friends, The Devil's Agent,The Hell-Fire Club, The Frighten Bed Island, Death's Head Moth, Doctors WearScarlet, The Bride of Fengriffen, The Revenge of Dr. Death, Tender Dracula,The Devil's People, and Death Corps.
  • Title role, Dr. Who, 1973.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Dr. Manetee, A Tale of Two Cities, 1980.
  • Professor Charles Copeland, Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues, 1984.
  • Sherlock Holmes, The Masks of Death, 1984.
  • Also has appeared in numerous teleplays since 1951, including Nineteen Eighty Four, 1955.
  • Writings
  • Peter Cushing: An Autobiography, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986.

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