7 famous Van Helsings who weren’t Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing is by far the most famous portrayer of Dracula’s nemesis, Abraham Van Helsing. He played the professor in various guises and incarnations in Hammer films from 1958’s Dracula to The Legend of Seven Golden Vampires in 1974. But Cushing wasn’t the only famous actor to play the original vampire slayer …
Appeared as Van Helsing in Dracula (1979)
Comments: Arguably the greatest actor of his generation, if not all time, Laurence Olivier put another feather in his cap by playing Van Helsing in John “Satuday Night Fever” Badham’s Dracula (1979) with Frank Langella as the Count.
Better known as: Hamlet, Henry V and a raft of Shakespearian types. Oh, and he also appeared with Peter Cushing in the Old Vic Theatre Company in the 1940s.
Appeared as Van Helsing in Dracula (1931) & Dracula’s Daughter (1936)