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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing


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Also Known As: Died: August 11, 1994
Born: May 26, 1913 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Innocent Blood (1992) as Van Helsing
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.
Biggles (1988) as Colonel Raymond
Top Secret! (1984) as Bookstore Owner
An Elvis-like singer falls for a French resistance fighter during World War II.
Sword Of The Valiant (1984) as Seneschal
House of the Long Shadows (1982) as Sebastian
Mystery on Monster Island (1981) as Kolderup
A young European man wants to postpone his marriage to his long-time girlfriend so that he can travel around the world before he settles down. His uncle sends him and a friend on the trip by boat, during which they are shipwrecked and find themselves on an island that is inhabited by prehistoric cre
TALE OF TWO CITIES, A (1980) as Dr Manette
Dickens' historical romance set against a backdrop of the French Revolution gets its seventh filming, and probably its most lavish, with Chris Sarandon in the dual roles of Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay. Kenneth More plays one of his last roles as Jarvis Lorry, an agent for the Franco-British ban
Arabian Adventure (1979) as Wazir Al Wuzara
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) as Grand Moff Tarkin
In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies including space rogue Han Solo and two "droids" -- C3PO and R2D2 -- to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader of her planet from the clutches of the evil Empire as embodied by its enforcer Darth Vader.
Uncanny, The (1977) as Wilbur Gray
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.
Great Houdinis, The (1976) as Conan Doyle
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
At The Earth's Core (1976) as Dr Abner Perry
A Victorian scientist and his young American backer set off in their new earth-boring machine with a short test on a Welsh mountain. Unfortunately the thing is rather more powerful than expected and they end up in an enormous cavern at the centre of the earth. Here they find a race of humans enslaved to evil oversized prehistoric birds with extra-sensory abilities. The travelers decide they can be some help, the more so as at least one of the slaves is very eye-catching.
Choice of Weapons, A (1976) as Sir Edward Gifford
A group of British aristocrats, who call themselves "Knights of Avalon", isn't content with the system of justice and executes judgment themselves. Instead of just killing the people they believe guilty, they give 'em a chance in traditional combat. When one day Sir Grifford witnesses their sessions, they have to remove him too. His son and heir, Sir John from America, starts to investigate with help from Ms. Marion and Colonel Cook from Scotland Yard.
Ghoul, The (1975) as Dr Lawrence
Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his savage tastes in India during his father's missionary work there. Cushing fears that his son will escape to prey upon the effete guests at his rural English estate during a cross-country auto race.
Call Him Mr. Shatter (1975) as Rattwood
Stuart Whitman is Shatter, an international hitman who is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert (Ti Lung) to try to get the money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue.
Almost Human (1975) as Ss Commander
During World War II a deranged Nazi scientist created a race of unstoppable mutant warriors. They were thought to have been destroyed, but after many years they reappear as zombies, ready to cause havoc for another generation.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1975)
Professor Van Helsing helps Chinese villagers fight off Count Dracula and his vampire band.
La Grande Trouille (1974) as Macgregor
Madhouse (1974) as Herbert
A horror star''''s attempted comeback is complicated by a string of murders.
Seven Brothers Meet Dracula, The (1974)
Count Dracula journies to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time, vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing happens to be lecturing in the country and is persuaded by villagers to help them fight this curse of the ages.
Beast Must Die, The (1974) as Dr Christopher Lundgren
Tom Newcliffe, a rich businessman and expert hunter summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down... The film has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf and near the end there is a 30-second "Werewolf Break" for the audience to think over the evidence...
Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974) as Baron Frankenstein
Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments.
Satanic Rites of Dracula, The (1973) as Van Helsing
When vampires infest London, a property speculator turns out to be Dracula himself. The count plans to annihilate human life through a new strain of bubonic plague. Van Helsing, a professor who has gained his doctorate by studying evil, discovers the plot and along with a group from Scotland Yard attempts to put an end to it.
From Beyond the Grave (1973)
An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around an antique shop and its mysterious owner.
And Now The Screaming Starts (1973) as Dr Pope
England 1795: the young Catherine just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes victim of an old curse that lays on the family. In her wedding night she's raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) as Captain
The moon rises at a predestined angle and awakens the sleeping Dr. Phibes three years later. To his dismay, he finds his house has been demolished and his papyrus scrolls stolen, the scrolls he needs to find the Pharoah's Tomb in Egypt, where the River of Life flows. After identifying the source of the papyrus theft, he packs and leaves for Egypt with his assistant Vulnavia, still intent upon awakening his dead wife Victoria. The parties responsible for the theft of Phibes' scrolls suffer an attrition problem as Inspector Trout chases him across the world.
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) as Professor [Lorrimer] Van Helsing/[Lawrence Van Helsing]
Cult members unwittingly resurrect Dracula in swinging London.
Tales from the Crypt (1972) as [Arthur] Grimsdyke
Five people are trapped in a crypt and are shown their futures by the evil cryptkeeper. They are given the option of avoiding their fates - by avoiding living out the rest of their lives.
Twins of Evil (1972) as Gustav Weil
In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random and misplaced and the only result is a terrorised populace. The real threat lies with Count Karnstein, and although the twins seem outwardly to be identical, Frieda finds herself much more drawn than her sister to the Count's castle dominating the skyline.
The Creeping Flesh (1972) as Emanuel Hildern
A 19th-century paleontologist unwittingly unleashes a horrible evil.
Asylum (1972) as Smith
A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads.
Fear in the Night (1972) as Michael Carmichael
An unstable woman is tricked into murdering her husband's lover's husband.
Horror Express (1972) as Dr Wells
An anthropologist discovers a frozen monster which he believes may be the Missing Link.
I, Monster (1971)
Christopher Lee stars in this Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intavenious drugs that are suppose to release inner inhibitions. So comes forth Mr. Blake(also Lee)who gets more mostrous with each transformation(Physicaly as well as personality). Peter Cushing plays his friend and colleague, Dr. Utterson.
Scream and Scream Again (1970) as Benedek
A police superintendent investigates a serial killer who drains his victims' blood.
The House That Dripped Blood (1970) as Philip ("Waxworks")
Scotland Yard investigates four mysterious murders connected to the same old house.
The Vampire Lovers (1970) as General Spielsdorf
The Countess is called away to tend a sick friend and imposes on the General to accept her daughter Marcilla as a houseguest. Some of the villagers begin dying, however, and the General's daughter Laura soon gets weak and pale, but Marcilla is there to comfort her. The villagers begin whispering about vampires as Marcilla finds another family on which to impose herself. The pattern repeats as Emma gets ill, but the General cannot rest, and seeks the advice of Baron Hartog, who once dealt a decisive blow against a family of vampires. Well, almost.
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) as Baron Frankenstein
Baron Frankenstein blackmails a brother and sister into helping him with a brain transplant.
The Vampire Beast Craves Blood (1969) as Inspector Quennell
A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form.
Torture Garden (1968) as Lancelot Canning
A sideshow exhibit on torture predicts the deaths of those who view it.
Island of the Burning Damned (1967)
While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the Swan. Only a stand-offish visting scientist suspects aliens are to blame. Meanwhile the new secretary to the local best-selling author is raising the temperature in her own way.
In Saigon: Some May Live (1967) as John Meredith
An American diplomat enlists a double agent''''s wife to help him find a Vietnamese assassin.
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) as Baron Frankenstein
Baron Frankenstein puts a wrongly executed man's brain into a beautiful woman's body.
The Man Who Finally Died (1967) as Dr. von Brecht
Corruption (1967) as Sir John Rowan
When a plastic surgeon accidentally disfigures his model girlfriend, he becomes obsessed with restoring her face.
Island of Terror (1967) as Dr. Stanley
A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back.
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A. D. (1967) as Dr. Who
A time-traveling mystery man helps future Earthlings fight off robot invaders.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1966) as Dr. Who
The eccentric Time Lord and his companions help a peaceful race fight off murderous mutant robots.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) as Dr. Terror
Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.
She (1965) as Major Holly
Explorers uncover a lost kingdom ruled by an immortal queen.
The Gorgon (1965) as Namaroff
A mythical monster turns men to stone in a remote European village.
The Skull (1965) as Prof. Christopher Maitland
A collector of esoterica, Dr. Maitland, buys an unusual skull from his ordinary source of artifacts. The skull is what remains of marquis De Sade. Much too soon he discovers how the skull affects him: by turning him into a frenzied killer.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) as Baron Frankenstein
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.
Fury at Smuggler's Bay (1963) as Squire Trevenyan
The Hellfire Club (1963) as Merryweather
Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason (Keith Mitchell) returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas (Peter Arne). In order to reclaim his title, Jason must do battle with his cousin, who calls upon the members of the deadly Hellfire Club to stop him.
Night Creatures (1962) as Dr. Blyss
In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in this locale, and they send Captain Collier (Patrick Allen) and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the real issue which seems plain enough to see. Captain Collier suspects that the odd village vicar (Peter Cushing) might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious, or by posing as someone he is not?
The Naked Edge (1961) as Mr. Wrack
A woman suspects her husband of a crime for which he implicated someone else.
Trouble in the Sky (1961) as Capt. Clive Judd
A seasoned pilot is condemned for an error which causes a crash. The pilot later dies in a crash with similar circumstances and an examiner looks for scientific reasons for the crashes.
Sword of Sherwood Forest (1961) as Sheriff of Nottingham
Robin Hood infiltrates a gang of assassins to thwart the Sheriff of Nottingham's latest plot.
Mania (1961) as Dr. Robert Knox
Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Robert Knox requires cadavers for his research into the functioning of the human body; local ne'er-do-wells Burke and Hare find ways to provide him with fresh specimens...
The Risk (1961) as Professer Sewall
A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion of a female colleague draw him into what, technically, could be a treasonable act.
Cash on Demand (1961) as Fordyce
A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal money.
The Brides of Dracula (1960) as Doctor Van Helsing
A handsome vampire stalks the students at a remote girl''''s school.
John Paul Jones (1959) as Capt. Pearson
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) as Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes investigates the haunting of an isolated British estate by a murderous canine.
The Mummy (1959) as John Banning
A resurrected mummy stalks the archaeologists who defiled his tomb.
Horror of Dracula (1958) as Van Helsing
The legendary count tries to turn his enemies' women into his bloodthirsty brides.
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) as Doctor Victor Stein [also known as Baron Frankenstein and Dr. Franck]
After escaping execution, a mad scientist moves his experiments to a German hospital.
Time Without Pity (1957) as Jeremy Clayton
A father comes to the aid of his son who is on Death Row.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) as [Baron] Victor Frankenstein
A scientist's attempts to create life unleash a bloodthirsty monster.
The Abominable Snowman (1957) as Dr. [John] Rollason
After a woman dies on the operating table, her husband exacts revenge on the doctor.
Alexander the Great (1956) as Memnon
Biography of the ancient warrior who conquered the known world.
Magic Fire (1956) as Otto Wesendonk
The End of the Affair (1955) as Henry Miles
A married woman cheats on her husband in World War II London.
The Black Knight (1954) as Sir Palamides
A blacksmith fights evil as a faceless knight.
Moulin Rouge (1953) as Marne de la Voisier
French painter Toulouse-Lautrec fights to find love despite his physical limitations.
Hamlet (1948) as Osric
The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as English lieutenant
Vigil in the Night (1940) as Joe Shand
A good nurse ruins her career by covering up for her sister's careless mistake.
A Chump at Oxford (1940) as Student [Jones]
When they accidentally capture a bank robber, two street cleaners are given a scholarship to Oxford.
Laddie (1940) as Robert Pryor
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Second officer
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Helen Keller -- The Miracle Continues (1984) as Professor Charles Copeland

Cast (short)

The "She" Story (1965)
This short documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the epic "She" (1965).
The Hidden Master (1940)
This short film focuses on true stories about the power of luck and incredible chance.
Dreams (1940)
This short film examines why certain dreams occur and how they affect certain individuals.

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