Peter Cushing in 1955

Peter Cushing in 1955

Peter Cushing, OBE (26 May 1913-11 August 1994) was an English actor and BAFTA TV award Best Actor winner in 1956. He is mainly known for his prolific appearences in Hammer Films, in which he played strong character roles, like 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 Doctor Who and the Dalecks (1965) and Dalecks-Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.(1966), films based on the Doctor Who television series.


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