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Peter Vaughan who starred in Porridge and Game Of Thrones dies aged 93

Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge and Game Of Thrones, has died today aged 93, his agent said.

The actor, who had a career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 75 years, died this morning, surrounded by his family.

During his career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker.

Peter Vaughan, who has died at age 93, will be best remembered for his portrayal of 'genial' Harry Grout in the classic sitcom Porridge, despite only appearing in three episodes

Peter Vaughan, who has died at age 93, will be best remembered for his portrayal of ‘genial’ Harry Grout in the classic sitcom Porridge, despite only appearing in three episodes

 He died surrounded by his family this morning, his agent confirmed  

 He died surrounded by his family this morning, his agent confirmed

He will be best remembered for his portrayal of ‘genial’ Harry Grout in the classic sitcom Porridge, despite only appearing in three episodes.

He went on to gain himself a whole new generation of fans with his role as Aemon Targaryen in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

His many other roles included parts in TV shows Citizen Smith and Chancer.

His agent Sally Long-Innes said: ‘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.’

His many other roles included parts in TV shows Citizen Smith and Chancer. Vaughan is pictured in Randall and Hopkirk in 1969

His many other roles included parts in TV shows Citizen Smith and Chancer. Vaughan is pictured in Randall and Hopkirk in 1969

During his career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker. He is pictured, centre, in Time Bandits in 1981 

During his career, Vaughan worked alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker. He is pictured, centre, in Time Bandits in 1981

Vaughan is pictured with Clive Owen, who played DCI Tanner, in Chancer, a series on ITV

Vaughan is pictured with Clive Owen, who played DCI Tanner, in Chancer, a series on ITV

Despite being in only three episodes of Porridge alongside Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, Vaughan made his mark as villain Harry ‘Grouty’ Grout.

He was appearing in a play when he was asked to take on the role.

‘I still get people saying “Let you out, have they, Grouty?”‘ the actor said more than 40 years later.

‘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.

Vaughan served in the army during the Second World War, seeing action in Belgium, Normandy and the Far East. He is pictured in Sweet Medicine in 2003

Vaughan served in the army during the Second World War, seeing action in Belgium, Normandy and the Far East. He is pictured in Sweet Medicine in 2003

At the time of his death, he lived with his second wife Lillias Walker in Mannings Heath, West Sussex. He is pictured in A Man Without Friends in 1972 

At the time of his death, he lived with his second wife Lillias Walker in Mannings Heath, West Sussex. He is pictured in A Man Without Friends in 1972

‘Everybody’s frightened to death of him, so they talked about him a lot and so it was a huge character but I didn’t have to be there,’ he previously told the Sunday Post.

Born in Shropshire, Vaughan was 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.

At the time of his death, he lived with his second wife Lillias Walker in Mannings Heath, West Sussex.

 

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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