Vale: Peter Vaughan
Veteran British actor, best known for Porridge and Game of Thrones, has died.
Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for Porridge and Game of Thrones, has died aged 93.
“He died peacefully with his family around him,” his agent confirmed.
Vaughan appeared in just three episodes of 1970s comedy Porridge. But he is still remembered for his menacing performance as the prison kingpin running operations from his luxuriously appointed cell complete with a budgerigar.
More recently he won over a new generation of global admirers in Game of Thrones, playing the elderly blind character Maester Aemon.
Other TV credits included Citizen Smith, Our Friends in North and Chancer.
Film credits included Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Straw Dogs and Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day.
Throughout his 75 year career the actor worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker.