1 of 9 Acclaimed British actor Peter Cushing died 10 years ago at the age of 81. He starred in more than 100 films and TV shows.
2 of 9 Cushing made his name playing monsters and ghouls in a number of films. He donned masks and wigs to play characters like this one in Tales from the Crypt, cementing his reputation as one of the most successful horror actors.
3 of 9 Although Cushing made his name in the Hammer horror films, he was just as recognisable without the costumes. He starred as Doctor Who in two films dedicated to the Daleks.
4 of 9 Cushing played the rebellious Winston Smith in a BBC TV adaptation of George Orwell's novel 1984, made in 1954.
5 of 9 Cushing was awarded an OBE in 1989 for his contribution to the acting profession. Here he is starring in the sci-fi adventure film At the Earth's Core.
6 of 9 Many of his film outings saw him end up with blood on his hands. In the 1975 movie Legend of the Werewolf he played Professor Paul.
7 of 9 In Star Wars Cushing played Grand Moff Tarkin, Imperial governor and mastermind of the Death Star project. His character was killed off when the Death Star was attacked.
8 of 9 Cushing first played Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1959. His last outing as the detective was in the TV movie Mask of Death in 1984.
9 of 9 Cushing's last film was an updated version of Biggles in 1986. Following retirement, he wrote two autobiographies and pursued his hobbies of bird-watching and painting.