Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith talk Hammer Films and James Bond

One of the great things about making documentary is that you often get to meet amazing people, made even more special when you meet the together. Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith both recorded interviews for our recent documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words. They were in the studio on the same day and recorded a short piece together, sharing their experiences working with Hammer Films and James Bond. Two wonderful people, delighted to have been able to record even a short clip with them together. Continue reading “Valerie Leon and Madeline Smith talk Hammer Films and James Bond”

Morris Bright MBE reflects on Peter Cushing at Elstree Studios: From Hammer to Star Wars

Author and broadcaster, Morris Bright MBE recorded a great interview for our new documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words. Here’s a few clips from the interview, which celebrate Peter’s work at Elstree Studios, from the Hammer films to the international success of George Lucas’s Star Wars. Continue reading “Morris Bright MBE reflects on Peter Cushing at Elstree Studios: From Hammer to Star Wars”

VALERIE LEON on Working with Peter Cushing and Challenges of Filming Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

Here’s our latest PRODUCTION DIARY video, this week with actress Valerie Leon, who talks about making the classic 1971 Hammer horror, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, including some of the many production problems that they faced, not least of all was when Peter Cushing had to leave the picture after just one day’s filming when his wife was taken seriously ill.

DEREK FOWLDS recalls working with PETER CUSHING on Hammer Films’ Frankenstein Created Woman: DOC-EXTRA

Actor Derek Fowlds recalls spending six weeks at Bray Studios working with Peter Cushing for Hammer Films’ classic 1967 horror shocker Frankenstein Created Woman. It was an experience that had a huge impact on him, which he discussed in detail during a special interview he recorded for our documentary, PETER CUSHING: In His Own Words. Here’s a documentary-extra with additional material from Derek’s interview, which we thought you’d like to see. Continue reading “DEREK FOWLDS recalls working with PETER CUSHING on Hammer Films’ Frankenstein Created Woman: DOC-EXTRA”