Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles as Harry Grout in “Porridge” and Maester Aemon Targaryen in “Game of Thrones”, has died today surrounded by his family at aged 93.
The actor had a career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 75 years. During that time, Vaughan worked alongside the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Daniel Craig.
Recently, Vaughan gained popularity portraying the blind Maester Aemon of the Night’s Watch in “Game Of Thrones” for five years. The actor himself was partially sighted.
Born in Shropshire, UK in April 1924 – the son of a bank clerk and nurse. He went to school in Uttoxeter before joining the theatre group in Wolverhampton.
He served in the army during the Second World War, seeing action in Belgium, Normandy and the Far East.
Vaughan began his career on the stage and did not get his break on the silver screen until he was well into his thirties in 1959.
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Vaughn.