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Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played Baron Frankenstein and Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, his most famous roles outside of "Hammer Horror" include his many appearances as Sherlock Holmes, as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977) and as the mysterious Doctor Who in Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD in 1965 and 1966, two cinema films based on the television series Doctor Who. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Cushing, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
May 26, 1913, Kenley, Surrey, England, UK
August 11, 1994
1948 HamletOsric 1957 The Curse of FrankensteinBaron Viktor Frankenstein 1958 DraculaDoctor Van Helsing 1959 The Hound of the BaskervillesSherlock Holmes 1959 The MummyJohn Banning 1960 The Brides of DraculaDr. J. Van Helsing 1970 Scream and Scream AgainMajor Heinrich Benedek 1972 Horror ExpressDr. Wells 1972 Tales from the CryptArthur Edward Grimsdyke 1972 Dracula A.D. 1972Professor Van Helsing 1977 Star WarsGrand Moff Tarkin 1977 Shock WavesSS Commander 1983 House of the Long ShadowsSebastian Grisbane 1984 Top Secret!Bookstore Proprietor 2020 The Skywalker LegacyHimself (archive footage)Limited to the 15 most popular items