The Third Doctor identified film actor Peter Cushing as "that splendid chap Van Helsing" (PROSE: A Visit to the Cinema), which was probably the role in which he used a crucifix. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Abraham van Helsing is a character from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.
- Cushing played numerous members of the "Van Helsing" family throughout the Hammer Dracula films. There is no indication which one is meant.
- In addition to Peter Cushing, Van Helsing has been played by Bernard Archard, Frank Finlay and David Warner in various media.