Tribute To Sacred Monsters Of Horror Scene Part IV-Peter Cushing
The fourth great actor of horror scene is none other than the Peter Cushing. Born on 26 May 1913, the English actor was known for his many involvements in the Hammer Films productions but has appeared in productions of Amicus Productions. From very early he was interested in acting, influenced by his beloved aunt, who was an actress of the theatre. He performed the roles of Frankenstein Dr., of Sherlock Holmes, Professor Van Helsing in a long series of Hammer films production that lasted almost three decades (1950-1970) among hundreds of his career. Often starred with his best friend, Christopher Lee, and sometimes with Vincent Price. Well-known roles beyond those of Hammer Films were those of Grand Morff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977), the Dr Who 1965 and Daleks Invasion Earth as in 2150 A. D (1966).
Born at Kenley of Survey, he studied at Shoreham College. In 1939 he leaves for Hollywood and making his debut in the film "The man in the iron mask" before returning to England in 1941. Played with Laurel and Hardy in "A chump at Oxford". His first major role was that of Osric in Hamlet (1948) by Laurence Olivier. He has also participated in several tv series in the 1950s. The most famous roles were those in the films "The curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958)". It was said that features from one point of his career, because of the preceding options, choose anymore roles knew how I liked to the public. He played the role of Sherlock Holmes in the film "Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)," the first Holmes film shot in color. In 1984, returns on tv playing the role again of Holmes but old age anymore on behalf of Channel 4.
In the mid-1960s embodied in Dr. Who. Decided to give the role a more sweet and adorable shape to compensate for the idea until then that had the audience for him. That only played in horror films. In an interview stated that: "people see me like a monster but also in the most haunting films I was either the creator of the Monster or the terminator, never the monster. I'm a polite man. I have not hurt nor fly. I love animals and when I'm outdoors I like birds ' observation. In another interview in 1966 stated: "it bothers me that the kids in my neighborhood told me ' my mum says she wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley '." Many presenters refer to him as the best interviewee.
In 1971 he left the movie "Blood from the tomb mummy's" because of the death of his wife with whom he was married from 1943. His adoration towards his mother and in 1972 indicates in the Radio Times: "ever since Helen died nothing touches me. The time is endless, unbearable loneliness and all that keeps me alive is the idea that once you see the my Helen. My only ambition is to meet the my Helen. To write this ". Although he was not a religious man, believed in God and the afterlife. The influence of his wife's death was apparent on it. A typical example is the one about the film "Dracula A. D (1972). I was playing the father of protagonist but due to the fact that he had grown old and had lost enough weight, the script re-written and he portrayed her grandfather. 1978 rejects the role of Dr Loumis in the movie Halloween.
Considered the "Blood beast terror (1968)" the worst film. 1962 embodies the Reverant Dr. Bliss in the movie "Captain Clegg" while the 1965 film "appears on The skull". 1971 To starring in two movies, at The "house that dripped blood" and "Twins of evil".
1982 To diagnosed with prostate cancer but managed to live for 12 years without being subjected to any operation. In 1982 he was appointed Officer of the order of British Empire, a recognition that as commented Christopher Lee "Came too late." He retired to Whitstable and continued the observation of birds while wrote two autobiographies. His last job was as the narrator in the tv documentary "Flesh and Blood: The Hammer heritage of horror". His parts were filmed in Canterbury near his home. The program aired a few days after his death on August 11, 1984, at the age of 84 years.
Great actress, with special features that remain etched in mind but also with inexhaustible talent. His life there was eventful. Low-key man who exudes elegance and strength. Intense gaze and commanding presence. Something which makes him show up from other greats of the genre is the penetrating gaze and the hardness and firmness in his face when he interpreted dark characters.
– The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
– Dracula (1958)
– The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
– The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
– The Mummy (1959)
– The Brides of Dracula (1960)
– Captain Clegg (1962)
– The Skull (1965)
– The House that Dripped Blood (1971)
– Twins of Evil (1971)
– Tales From the Crypt (1972)
– Asylum (1972)
– House of the Long Shadows (1983)