Peter Cushing( Actor)
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Cushing (Cushing) Peter (26. 05. 1913 - 11. 08. 1994), English actor.
After working as a clerk and studying in the School of Music and Drama 'Guildhall' debuted on the London stage in 1935. Leaving in the United States, Cushing appeared in Broadway theaters, and played the first small film role in the film, James Whale 'Man in the Iron Mask' (The Man in the Iron Mask, 1939). Having moved off in several more films in Hollywood, he returned to England, where Laurence Olivier took him to his theater troupe in the 'Old Vic'. Played a role in Ozrika Olivier in 'Hamlet' (Hamlet, . 1948), . then went on to combine work in the theater with small roles in film, . including pictures of John Huston's 'Moulin Rouge' (Moulin Rouge, . 1952) and Joseph Losey 'pitiless time' (Time Without Pity, . 1956),
. During these years he also worked a lot on TV, starring in several film adaptations of classics. In 1957, played the role of Baron Frankenstein in the film 'The Curse of Frankenstein' (The Curse of Frankenstein), and in 1958 - Dr. Van Helsing in the movie 'Dracula' (Dracula / Horror of Dracula). These roles are not only made him a star, but also have predetermined his whole career, tying her with the British studio 'Hammer'.
. In subsequent years, Cushing starred in numerous sequels, continues the story of Dracula and Frankenstein, and in other horror films, notably 'Dr. Terror's House of Horrors' (Dr
. Terror's House of Horrors, 1964) and 'train terror' (Panico En El Transiberiano, 1972). Several times he played the role of Sherlock Holmes, for example 'Hound of the Baskervilles' (The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959) and others. Often filmed with his friend, Christopher Lee.
Critic Vincent Kenbi in 1970 called Cushing 'Laurence Olivier studios' Hammer''. Cushing himself complained that even if he had played Hamlet, it would declare a horror film. In 1977 he starred in the blockbuster George Lucas 'Star Wars' (Star Wars; role of Moff Tarkin). Many films Cushing enjoyed cult status, especially the 'Doctor Who and far' (Dr. Who and the Daleks, 1965) and 'far: the invasion of Earth in 2150' (Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD, 1966).