History Creator / PeterCushing

28th Nov '15 11:16:43 PM PaulA
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' OBE (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. Unlike Creator/AlecGuinness, Cushing was an actor well used to genre roles and was pleased with his performance with the only regret that he could not appear in the sequels. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''. Before he was launched by Hammer, Cushing appeared with Creator/LaurelAndHardy in ''A Chump at Oxford'' and played the small part of Osric in LaurenceOlivier's 1948 film of ''{{Hamlet}}'', as well as several notable roles in television, including Winston Smith in the 1954 adaptation of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and Darcy in the 1952 adaptation of ''PrideAndPrejudice''. He returned to television several times after his film career took off, starring as Lije Bailey in a 1964 adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' and SherlockHolmes in the 1968 TV series. He also appeared several times with Creator/MorecambeAndWise, complaining that he hadn't been paid for the first time.
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' OBE (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. Unlike Creator/AlecGuinness, Cushing was an actor well used to genre roles and was pleased with his performance with the only regret that he could not appear in the sequels.film, ''Film/ANewHope''. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''. Before he was launched by Hammer, Cushing appeared with Creator/LaurelAndHardy in ''A Chump at Oxford'' and played the small part of Osric in LaurenceOlivier's Creator/LaurenceOlivier's 1948 film of ''{{Hamlet}}'', ''Film/{{Hamlet}}'', as well as several notable roles in television, including Winston Smith in the 1954 adaptation of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and Darcy in the 1952 adaptation of ''PrideAndPrejudice''. ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''. He returned to television several times after his film career took off, starring as Lije Bailey in a 1964 adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'' and SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes in the 1968 TV series. He also appeared several times with Creator/MorecambeAndWise, complaining that he hadn't been paid for the first time.
28th Nov '15 2:04:18 PM kchishol
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He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. Unlike Creator/AlecGuinness, Cushing was very proud of his performance in a film that impressed him with the only regret that he could not appear in the sequels. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
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He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. Unlike Creator/AlecGuinness, Cushing was very proud of an actor well used to genre roles and was pleased with his performance in a film that impressed him with the only regret that he could not appear in the sequels. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
28th Nov '15 2:02:38 PM kchishol
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' OBE (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' OBE (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. Unlike Creator/AlecGuinness, Cushing was very proud of his performance in a film that impressed him with the only regret that he could not appear in the sequels. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
20th Aug '15 5:38:50 AM Kitchen90
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' OBE (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.

He was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1989.
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He was made an officer of the [[KnightFever Order of the British Empire Empire]] in 1989.
13th Jun '15 7:59:29 AM Kalmbach
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Creator/JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing, particularly the line about "recognizing [his] foul stench" when Cushing smelled pleasantly of lavender.
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. When she died, he was so distraught that he tried to kill himself by running up and down the stairs in a fit of depression, knowing that he had a heart condition. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Creator/JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing, particularly the line about "recognizing [his] foul stench" when Cushing smelled pleasantly of lavender.
22nd May '15 9:02:03 PM Premonition45
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' (he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
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'''Peter Wilton Cushing''' (May 26, 1913 -- August 11, 1994) was an English actor famous for his roles in Horror films. He starred opposite Creator/ChristopherLee as Victor Frankenstein in the 1957 Film/HammerHorror film ''Film/TheCurseOfFrankenstein'' and as Van Helsing in 1958's ''Dracula'' (called ''Film/HorrorOfDracula'' in the US). The two would become lifelong friends and appear together in films throughout the years. He is also recognisable for playing Grand Moff Tarkin in the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film ''Film/ANewHope'' (he'd ([[WhatCouldHaveBeen he'd also been considered to play Obi-Wan Kenobi), Kenobi]]), where he was apparently allowed to play the role in his slippers because the uniform boots didn't fit him. He also played Series/DoctorWho[[note]]As in, for these movies, the character ''was'' [[IAmNotShazam actually called "Doctor Who", instead of the canon "The Doctor"]][[/note]] in [[TheFilmOfTheSeries two non-canon films]], ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'' and ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
14th Mar '15 7:08:20 AM TheMorrison
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Creator/JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Creator/JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.Cushing, particularly the line about "recognizing [his] foul stench" when Cushing smelled pleasantly of lavender.
17th Jan '15 10:58:31 PM PaulA
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by JimmySavile Creator/JimmySavile on his show ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.
17th Jan '15 9:50:17 PM Scoutstr295
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Jimmy Saville on his show ''Jimm'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.
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Cushing was often a RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor, in that he often played characters who were either very driven or villanous, but Cushing in RealLife was a very kindly gentleman who was [[HappilyMarried devoted to his wife]] and friends. Near the end of his life, he was given a surprise by Jimmy Saville JimmySavile on his show ''Jimm'll ''Jim'll Fix It'' -- a breed of rose was named after his late wife. It caused him to burst into tears on camera. Creator/CarrieFisher recalls that she could not generate the level of hatred that Princess Leia would have been feeling towards Grand Moff Tarkin, because Fisher had to deliver those lines to Cushing.
15th Jan '15 6:46:24 PM marcoasalazarm
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->''"[[Film/HorrorOfDracula Killed Dracula with a pair of candle stick holders.]] [[Film/ANewHope Blew up Alderaan.]] [[Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks Fought Daleks.]] [[Film/HammerHorror Killed more vampires than]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Outsmarted Moriarty.]] [[Film/ANewHope Verbally bitch-slapped Darth Vader.]] [[BadassBoast I beg your pardon, but do you really think Chuck Norris can top that?]]"''
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->''"[[Film/HorrorOfDracula Killed Dracula with a pair of candle stick holders.]] [[Film/ANewHope Blew up Alderaan.]] [[Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks Fought Daleks.]] [[EdgarRiceBurroughs Has been at the Earth's Core]]. [[Film/HammerHorror Killed more vampires than]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Outsmarted Moriarty.]] [[Film/ANewHope Verbally bitch-slapped Darth Vader.]] [[BadassBoast I beg your pardon, but do you really think Chuck Norris can top that?]]"''
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