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He appeared in several horror films and was in Lawrence Olivier’s Hamlet. As a Hammer Film actor, he portrayed Baron Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, and Sherlock Holmes.
His first job was as a surveyor’s assistant in Surrey, England.
He appeared in Star Wars and portrayed The Doctor in Dr. Who films in 1965 & 1966.
He married actress Helen Beck in 1943. Their marriage lasted until her death in 1970.
He became best friends with Christopher Lee.
How did Peter Cushing die?
Peter Cushing's death was caused by Prostate Cancer.Peter Cushing, a British actor who chilled a generation of filmgoers as the evil Baron Frankenstein, died yesterday in a hospice in Canterbury, England. He was 81. The cause was cancer, The Associated Press reported. The horror films were produced by Hammer Films in Britain.Peter Cushing, a British actor who chilled a generation of filmgoers as the evil Baron Frankenstein, died yesterday in a hospice in Canterbury, England. He was 81. The cause was cancer, The Associated Press reported. The horror films were produced by Hammer Films in Britain.
|Cause of death||Prostate Cancer|
|Age of death||81 years|
|Death date||August 11, 1994|
|Place of death||Canterbury, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I don’t think there is really a favorite, I’m very fond of film making as a whole and as a medium and of course, there are some that I’ve enjoyed making more than others but I’ve enjoyed making all of them.Peter Cushing
Today’s youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their ‘sore and yellow’ as this splendid man’s creations have in mine!Peter Cushing
I’m always glad to be offered roles, but wouldn’t take any role as this could do you more harm than good, but I’ve been at what they call ‘on the top’ as far as being known for twenty years.Peter Cushing
You see I don’t like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you’ve just got to be commercial otherwise the films don’t make money and you don’t make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it’s silly to kill it dead.Peter Cushing
I didn’t set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film.Peter Cushing