Joined Laurence Olivier's acting company at the Old Vic Theater after the war
Made first of four films opposite actor Vincent Price, "Scream and Scream Again"
Clip of Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing and Lee as Dracula from "The Horror of Dracula" used in John Landis's horror feature, "Innocent Blood"
First received top billing in the Hammer Studios film, "The Curse of Frankenstein"; film also marked the first of five films in which Cushing would play Dr. Frankenstein and was his first significant teaming with Christopher Lee
One-shot return to acting in films: made British film debut as Osric in Laurence Olivier's adaptation of "Hamlet"; film also marked first feature in which he and Christopher Lee both acted, though Cushing's Osric had no interaction with Lee's palace guard
Played Dr. Frankenstein for the fifth and last time, "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell"
Returned to feature film acting with a supporting role in John Huston's "Moulin Rouge"
First American made-for-TV movie, "The Great Houdini", starring Paul Michael Glaser in the title role; Cushing played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
First played the role of Dracula's nemesis, Dr. Van Helsing, opposite Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, in "The Horror of Dracula"
Last feature film for seven years, "They Dare Not Love"; begun by Whale but completed by director Charles Vidor
Played Dr. Van Helsing for the fifth and last time in "The Satanic Rites of Dracula", opposite Lee as Count Dracula
Made Hollywood debut in James Whale's version of "The Man in the Iron Mask"
Made stage acting debut with the Worthington Repertory Company in England
Last feature film, "Biggles"
Played the villain Grand Moff Tarkin in "Star Wars"