Peter Cushing


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  • Written and read by Peter Cushing
  • Running time: 144 minutes
  • Bonus feature: 16 mins


Peter Cushing remains one of Britain’s best-loved film stars. Famous worldwide as Sherlock Holmes, the big screen Doctor Who and Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars, it is for his performances in Hammer horror films that he is still most fondly remembered.

In Past Forgetting Cushing tells the story of his two decades with Hammer, and beyond; from his defining portrayals of Frankenstein and Van Helsing, to his experiences working alongside such greats as Laurence Olivier and Morecambe and Wise, and the love and loss of his wife Helen.

Originally released in 1988, Cushing’s own reading of Past Forgetting has long been out of print. Now on CD for the first time, this edition includes a bonus documentary featuring some of those who worked with Cushing, and new sleeve notes by The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss.


Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing

"There are tales from the filming of Star Wars, fond and heartbreaking memories of his wife, Helen, and Cushing’s thoughts about working with people as diverse as Laurence Olivier, Morecambe and Wise and, of course, Christopher Lee. A bonus documentary featuring input from some of those who worked with Cushing and sleeve notes by The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss round off a wonderful tribute to a much-missed icon of cinema."
Total Sci-Fi Online

"Cushing quite obviously took the old adage to heart that, if you have nothing good to say about someone, you better keep schtum. As such, he focuses on all the pleasant interactions he had with his fellow men and colleagues and proves that it is possible to write an intriguing piece of autobiography without the need to dish dirt and debase either yourself or your co-stars… This is an absolute essential must-have for anyone interested in the actor and classic British horror in general."
Den of Geek

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