Veteran British actor Peter Vaughan, who is perhaps best known for playing Maester Aemon Targaryen on Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 93.
Vaughan’s agent Sally Long-Innes confirmed in a statement that the actor had passed away on Tuesday morning surrounded by his family.
“This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning,” she said. “He died peacefully with his family around him.”
Although modern audiences are likely only familiar with Vaughan because of his work on Game of Thrones, his career spanned more than 75 years and saw him work alongside the likes of Laurence Olivier and Sir Anthony Hopkins. One of his more famous roles was the character Harry “Grouty” Grout in the sitcom Porridge, where he appeared alongside Ronnie Barker. Despite only ever appearing in three episodes and the spin-off movie, Vaughan made a lasting impression on the show’s legacy.
“I still get people saying ‘Let you out, have they Grouty?” Vaughan revealed more than 40 years after playing the role.
Other highlights in his long list of credits include parts in TV shows such as Citizen Smith, Chancer, and Heartbeat, as well as a starring role alongside Frank Sinatra in the 1967 spy movie The Naked Runner.
(Via: Metro UK)