[Exclusive] Book Excerpt From ‘Peter Cushing: A Life in Film’

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Titan Books has just released a brand new book that outlines the life of one of film’s greatest cult icons, Peter Cushing. If you’re a hound for classic horror cinema, you know Cushing from his roles as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the films from the Hammer house of horror. Cushing’s other star roles consisted of Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Author David Miller has written a guide to Cushing’s career and you can check out a brief excerpt and a bunch of images below.

About the book:

Peter Cushing was an unforgettable presence in cult cinema of the fifties, sixties and seventies, and remains one of Britain’s best-loved film stars. Cushing made a huge impact in the groundbreaking television adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and went on to find international fame as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the most acclaimed films from the Hammer house of horror. During his lengthy career, Cushing also played Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Grand Moff Tarkin, the villain of the original Star Wars.

Author David Miller has written a definitive guide to the stage and screen career of a legendary star, drawing upon conversations with Cushing’s friends and colleagues, archive material held by the BBC and Hammer Film Productions, and previously unpublished correspondence with Cushing himself. This in-depth research forms the basis for a revealing re-assessment of the career and achievements of this much admired and very private actor.

  • Canucklehead

    I grew up watching a lot of Hammer films and other assorted Peter Cushing films and he had so much class and was definitely a horror legend.