Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

Happy 100th Birthday Peter Cushing - and POLL TIME!

On this day 100 years ago, Peter Cushing was born. He would go on to become an actor and a gentleman, portraying roles from Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy to Edgar Rice Burroughs's Dr. Abney Perry, a repeated Victor Frankenstein and Van Helsing, and a staple of Hammer Horror films. He became a very human Doctor Who, and he offered, over a number of years, one of cinema's finest interpretations of Sherlock Holmes (one of my "top three" favorite incarnations of the Great Detective). Last but certainly not least, Cushing became Grand Moff Tarkin himself, wielder of the Death Star, destroyer of Alderaan, and holder of Darth Vader's leash.

peter cushing tarkin photo: Grand Moff Tarkin tarkin.jpg

Poll #1915650 What is your favorite Peter Cushing role?

What is your favorite Peter Cushing role?

Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1952)
Victor Frankenstein (Curse of Frankenstein, 1957; Evil of Frankenstein, 1964; Frankenstein Created Woman, 1967; Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, 1969; And the Monster from Hell, 1973)
Van Helsing (Horror of Dracula, 1959; Brides of Dracula, 1960; Dracula A.D. 1972, 1972; And the Satanic Rites of Dracula, 1973)
Sherlock Holmes (Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959; TV show, 1968; And the Masks of Death, 1984)
Doctor Who (And the Daleks, 1965; Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., 1965)
John Meredith in Some May Live (1967)
Dr. Abner Perry in At the Earth's Core (1976)
Arthur Conan Doyle in The Great Houdini (1976)
Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977)
Other (See Comments Below)

Peter Cushing in ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' (1959)
Tags: film, gothic, poll, sherlock, star wars, tv

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