Peter Cushing: A Life in Film

Overview

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 studio. During his lengthy career, Cushing also played Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Grand Moff Tarkin, the...
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Overview

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 studio. 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with Cushing's friends and colleagues, archive material held by the BBC and Hammer Film Productions, and previously unpublished correspondence with Cushing himself.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.

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“Very nicely put together just as an artifact, a beautiful coffee-table hardcover with lots of great photos and behind-the-scenes stuff. It’s a Hammer fan’s dream.” – Comic Book Resources 

"Definitely of interest to movie fans" -  Ain’t It Cool Holiday Gift Guide
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781162743
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 517,022
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Miller has contributed to such magazines as TV Zone, Starburst and Film Review, and until 2007 he was the editor of Shivers. He co-wrote the book They Came from Outer Space with Mark Gatiss.
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