Veteran British character actor Peter Vaughan, who played Maester Aemon in HBO’s Game of Thrones, has died aged 93.
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Most of might not have known of the actor before his role as the wise man at the Night Watch, he has been in the acting industry for 75-years and has also starred in the British sitcom Porridge.
Even though he only appeared in three episodes of Porridge, fans will remember Vaughan as the villain Harry Grout.
The actor said 40-years after appearing in the show:
I still get people saying ‘Let you out, have they, Grouty?’
I was in just three episodes and, of course, the feature film, so I have to thank the writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais for the fact I’m one of the characters people always remember when they talk about Porridge because Grouty is so prominent – even though I’m not there.
During his long career, Vaughan appeared alongside movie legends Frank Sinatra, Ronnie Barker and Anthony Hopkins as his father in The Remains of the Day, a film that was nominated for eight Academy Awards.
Vaughan’s agent Sally Long-Innes released the following statement: “This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him.”
Thanks for the memories Peter Vaughan, you will be missed.