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Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra – Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee

Horror Ink Sketches

As part of our horror countdown, we’re posting a lot of new ink sketches. Miguel was caught in a creative frenzy for a few days and created a ton! So many that I created a new category for them.

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Icons of Horror: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing

In The Image of the English Gentleman in the Twentieth Century, author Christine Berberich quotes Sir Sidney Waterloo (himself an English gentleman) and his definition of the gent as ‘he who feels himself at ease in the presence of everyone and everything, and who makes everyone and everything feel at ease in his presence’; when I read this definition, I was struck by how much this reminded me of the great Peter Cushing, the man who is for me, the quintessential English gentleman. Cushing is a man about whom I have never heard or read a bad word spoken. Anyone, anywhere who worked with him speaks fondly of him, of his manner and his conduct; and, immediately when I think of Cushing, I think of his dearest friend Christopher Lee, with whom he made a staggering twenty-two films over a period of thirty-five years. If Cushing was the quintessential English gent, then his friendship with Lee would seem to be the quintessential friendship between gentlemen; Cushing the more pacific character to Lee’s breviloquence, but together, a brilliantly-matched, deeply-attached amity. [click here to read more]

Interview: Christopher Lee – Telegraph – The Telegraph

The only time you see tears from a soldier, he reckons, is at a military funeral. “Very difficult to keep them back. So many of my comrades from the war have died lately. And from the acting profession. Susannah York. John Barry. I turn to the Telegraph’s obituaries page with trepidation.” His best friend was the actor Peter Cushing and when he died in 1994, he felt there was no one left to have “remember when?” conversations with. [click here to read more]

Peter Cushing

Peter Wilton Cushing (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.” [click here to read more]

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer, military officer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films, a typecasting situation he always lamented.[2] His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005).” [click here to read more]

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee

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Horror Ink Sketch series by Miguel Guerra

“The Gentlest and Most Generous of Men”: The Friendship of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

Interview: Christopher Lee – Telegraph – The Telegraph