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Peter Cushing
Birthday: May 26, 1913

Birth Place: Kenley, Surrey, England, UK
Height: 5' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Peter Cushing. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Peter Cushing was born in 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey by his mother Nellie Marie and father George Edward, who was a quantity surveyor. At an early age Cushing was attracted to acting, inspired by his favorite aunt, who was a stage actress. While at school Cushing pursued his acting interest in acting and also drawing, a talent he put to good use later in his first job as a government surveyor's assistant in Surrey. At this time he also dabbled in local amateur theater until moving to London to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on scholarship. He then performed in repertory theater, deciding in 1939 to head for Hollywood, where he made his film debut in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). Other Hollywood films included A Chump at Oxford (1940) with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Vigil in the Night (1940) and They Dare Not Love (1941). However, after a short stay, he returned to England by way of New York (making brief appearances on Broadway) and Canada. Back in his homeland he contributed to the war effort during World War II by joining the Entertainment National Services Association.After the war he performed in the West End and had his big break appearing with Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948), in which Cushing's future partner-in-horror Christopher Lee had a bit part. Both actors also appeared in Moulin Rouge (1952) but didn't meet until their later horror films. During the 1950s Cushing became a familiar face on British television, appearing in numerous teleplays, such as 1984 (1954) (TV) and Beau Brummell (1954) (TV), until the end of the decade when he began his legendary association with Hammer Film Productions in its remakes of the 1930s Universal horror classics. His first Hammer roles included Dr. Frankenstein in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dr. Van Helsing in Dracula (1958) and Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959).Cushing continued playing the roles of Drs. Frankenstein and Van Helsing, as well as taking on other horror characters, in Hammer films over the next 20 years. He also appeared in films for the other major horror producer of the time, Amicus Productions, including Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) and its later horror anthologies, a couple of Dr. Who films (1965, 1966), I, Monster (1971), and others. By the mid-1970s these companies had stopped production, but Cushing, firmly established as a horror star, continued in the genre for some time thereafter.Perhaps his best-known appearance outside of horror films was as Grand Moff Tarkin in George Lucas' phenomenally successful science fiction film Star Wars (1977). Biggles (1986) (aka "Biggles: Adventures in Time") was Cushing's last film before his retirement, during which he made a few television appearances, wrote two autobiographies and pursued his hobbies of bird watching and painting.In 1989 he was made an Officer of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the acting profession in Britain and worldwide.

Movie Credits
Biggles (1986)
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1984)
[ Sean Connery ][ John Rhys-Davies ][ Peter Firth ]
Top Secret! (1984)
[ Val Kilmer ][ Omar Sharif ][ John Lennon ][ Paul McCartney ][ David Zucker ]
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
[ Jack Warden ][ Perry King ]
The Masks of Death (1984)
[ John Mills ][ Ray Milland ]
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Vincent Price ][ Desi Arnaz Jr. ]
Monster Island (1981)
[ Terence Stamp ]
A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
[ Chris Sarandon ][ David Suchet ]
Black Jack (1980)
Arabian Adventure (1979)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Mickey Rooney ][ John Ratzenberger ][ Art Malik ][ Kiran Shah ]
A Touch of the Sun (1979)
[ Oliver Reed ][ Keenan Wynn ]
Son of Hitler (1978)
[ Bud Cort ][ Burkhard Driest ]
Star Wars (1977)
[ Harrison Ford ][ George Lucas ][ Mark Hamill ][ James Earl Jones ][ Alec Guinness ]
Standarte, Die (1977)
[ Jon Finch ]
The Uncanny (1977)
[ Donald Pleasence ][ John Vernon ][ Ray Milland ]
Shock Waves (1977)
The Great Houdini (1976)
[ Bill Bixby ][ Paul Michael Glaser ][ Geoffrey Lewis ]
Land of the Minotaur (1976)
[ Donald Pleasence ]
At the Earth's Core (1976)
[ Doug McClure ]
Trial by Combat (1976)
[ Bernard Hill ][ Donald Pleasence ][ John Mills ]
The Ghoul (1975)
[ John Hurt ]
Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
[ David Bailie ]
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Tendre Dracula (1974)
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
[ David Prowse ]
The Beast Must Die (1974)
[ Michael Gambon ]
Madhouse (1974)
[ Vincent Price ]
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Shatter (1974)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
[ Christopher Lee ][ David Bailie ]
From Beyond the Grave (1973)
[ David Warner ][ Donald Pleasence ]
Horror Express (1973)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Telly Savalas ]
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
[ Herbert Lom ]
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Asylum (1972)
[ Herbert Lom ]
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
[ Vincent Price ][ John Thaw ]
Fear in the Night (1972)
Beyond the Water's Edge (1972)
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Nothing But the Night (1972)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Michael Gambon ]
I, Monster (1971)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Twins of Evil (1971)
[ David Warbeck ]
Incense for the Damned (1971)
[ Edward Woodward ]
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
[ Jon Finch ]
One More Time (1970)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Jerry Lewis ][ Sammy Davis Jr. ][ Harry Carey Jr. ][ John Nettles ]
The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Denholm Elliott ][ Joss Ackland ]
Scream and Scream Again (1969)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Vincent Price ]
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
Some May Live (1967)
[ Joseph Cotten ]
Corruption (1967)
Torture Garden (1967)
[ Jack Palance ][ Burgess Meredith ]
Night of the Big Heat (1967)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Island of Terror (1966)
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)
The Skull (1965)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Michael Gough ]
She (1965)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Donald Sutherland ][ Michael Gough ]
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
The Gorgon (1964)
[ Christopher Lee ]
The Caves of Steel (1964)
The Man Who Finally Died (1963)
The Plan (1963)
[ Graham Stark ]
Captain Clegg (1962)
[ Oliver Reed ]
Peace with Terror (1962)
The Devil's Agent (1961)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Jeremy Bullock ]
The Naked Edge (1961)
[ Gary Cooper ]
Fury at Smugglers' Bay (1961)
The Hellfire Club (1961)
Cash on Demand (1961)
Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
[ Oliver Reed ][ Desmond Llewelyn ]
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Cone of Silence (1960)
[ George Sanders ]
Suspect (1960)
[ Donald Pleasence ]
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
[ Christopher Lee ]
The Flesh and the Fiends (1959)
[ Donald Pleasence ][ Steven Berkoff ]
The Mummy (1959)
[ Christopher Lee ]
John Paul Jones (1959)
[ Robert Stack ]
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
Violent Playground (1958)
[ Freddie Starr ]
Dracula (1958)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Michael Gough ]
The Winslow Boy (1958)
Uncle Harry (1958)
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Time Without Pity (1957)
Home at Seven (1957)
Gaslight (1957)
Alexander the Great (1956)
[ Richard Burton ]
The Browning Version (1955)
[ Rod Taylor ]
The Creature (1955)
The Moment of Truth (1955)
[ Donald Pleasence ][ Peter Ustinov ]
Richard of Bordeaux (1955)
Magic Fire (1955)
The End of the Affair (1955)
[ Van Johnson ][ John Mills ]
1984 (1954)
[ Donald Pleasence ]
The Black Knight (1954)
[ Alan Ladd ]
The Face of Love (1954)
[ Donald Pleasence ]
Beau Brummell (1954)
[ Peter Ustinov ]
Tovarich (1954)
Anastasia (1953)
The Road (1953)
Number Three (1953)
Rookery Nook (1953)
The Noble Spaniard (1953)
A Social Success (1953)
Portrait by Peko (1953)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
[ Christopher Lee ]
Bird in Hand (1952)
If This Be Error (1952)
The Silver Swan (1952)
When We Are Married (1951)
[ Roddy McDowall ]
Eden End (1951)
Hamlet (1948)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Laurence Olivier ][ Desmond Llewelyn ]
The Woman in the House (1942)
They Dare Not Love (1941)
Dreams (1940)
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
[ Cary Grant ][ Alan Ladd ]
Women in War (1940)
The Hidden Master (1940)
A Chump at Oxford (1940)
[ Stan Laurel ]
Vigil in the Night (1940)
Laddie (1940)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)


  • Turned down the role of Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween (1978).
  • Isn't it odd that Vincent Price and Christopher Lee were born on the same day (27th May) and Peter Cushing was born on the 26th.
  • Considered The Blood Beast Terror (1968) to be the worst film he ever made.
  • The costume boots they gave Cushing for Star Wars (1977) were too small and hurt his feet. Cushing told George Lucas this, and asked if he could wear slippers instead. Lucas agreed, and shot Cushing from the waist up for nearly all his scenes to compensate for Cushing's slippers.
  • He was an artist, skilled in drawing and painting; as a young struggling actor, he supplemented his income by selling scarves that he hand-painted and later, as an established actor, had showings of his water colors.
  • Withdrew from the film Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) due to the death of his wife. His role was assumed by Andrew Keir.
  • Was guest of honor at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention in New York City in 1975. After receiving a thunderous ovation from those in attendance, he looked at everyone and said, "Have you ever felt unloved?"
  • His sketch of Sherlock Holmes became the official logo for the Northern Musgraves, a British Sherlock Holmes society.
  • He was preferred to original "Doctor Who" (1963) lead actor William Hartnell as star of Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) because he was more widely recognized by American audiences.
  • During a television interview he confessed that fellow actor Christopher Lee had telephoned him earlier that evening to "Wish me luck!"
  • Was good friends with Christopher Lee. After he died, Lee said in an interview that he never felt closer and more open to any of his other friends than he felt to Peter.
  • Carrie Fisher said in an interview that doing her scenes with him in the Star Wars (1977) were difficult for two reasons: she thought the lines were ridiculous and she found Peter to be so polite and charming off camera that it was hard to project the sense of disdain that her character, Princess Leia, held for his character, Tarkin.
  • George Lucas originally planned to use archival footage of Cushing from Star Wars (1977) for insertion into Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). This would have made Episode III Cushing's final, albeit posthumous, collaboration with Christopher Lee. However, none of the footage was suitable to Lucas' needs. This may be because Tarkin only appears in long shots, due to the pain associated with wearing the boots Cushing was wearing. Therefore, Wayne Pygram was cast, and made to wear prosthetic make-up so that he would resemble Cushing.
  • Prior to casting Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977), George Lucas considered using him as Obi-Wan Kenobi (a role that ultimately went to Alec Guinness).
  • In his later years, he and Joyce DeWitt of "Three's Company" (1977) fame became trans-Atlantic pen pals, when the two became part of the voice-over ensemble for the animated film "Walpurgis Night" . Peter recorded his role in England, while Joyce later commenced recording in California, alongside his old friend Ferdy Mayne. It was during this time that Joyce, being a fan of both classic films and Shakespeare's works, and Peter, an admirer of the American West, enjoyed their friendship by post.
  • Described by many presenters as the best interviewee they had.
  • Wrote to BBC program 'Jim'll Fix It' asking that a new rose be bred and named after his late wife. Jimmy Saville agreed and the process was filmed ending with the creation of a new strain of yellow rose being presented to Peter.
  • Cushing reprised his role, with dialog, from his last film Biggles (1986) in the video for the movie's theme song "No Turning Back" by The Immortals. He appears at the end to tell the camera: "I'm a restless sort of guy." Technically, this makes it his last performance and his last line of dialog.

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