Peter Cushing, the British icon behind many a classic film, has a story to tell like no other. His rich film career, television appearances and other media involvements always give us a new story to enjoy.
The much missed actor worked hard to imbue a sense of power and depth into all of his performances; whether it was Dracula, Frankenstein Created Women, The Beast Must Die, Star Wars, Doctor Who and the Daleks or even The Morecombe and Wise Show.
It’s in the latest book that covers the actors working life, Peter Cushing: A Life in Film, these qualities are discussed and reviewed by author David Millar and the result is very engaging indeed.
Those of you that are unsure as to whether this will be you cup of tea can visit Bloody Disgusting, where you’ll be able to view an exclusive excerpt from the book concerning the final fight between Dracula and Van Helsing (played by Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing respectively) from 1958’s Dracula and quite how much thought Cushing put into the action sequences that were filmed.
There are also samples of some the pictures that will be included in the book, which are simply stunning.
The next issue of Doctor Who Magazine looks at Cushing’s life in depth, just as the two 1960s films are released on Blu-ray.
Peter Cushing was one of England’s finest actors; this book may well pay the perfect tribute to that fact.
Peter Cushing: A Life in Film has as RRP of £18.99, but is available for just £12.15 from Amazon!