Peter Vaughan, British actor, Died at 93


Peter Vaughan (Peter Ohm) was born on April 4, 1923, in Wem, Shropshire and died on December 6, 2016.

He was an English character actor.

He was known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions.

Vaughan also worked extensively on the stage.

Peter Vaughan was best known for his role as Grouty in the sitcom Porridge (despite appearing in only three episodes and the 1979 film) and also had a recurring role alongside Robert Lindsay in Citizen Smith, written by John Sullivan.

Peter Vaughan also had parts as Tom Franklin in Chancer (1990–1991) which ran for 20 episodes, and as Maester Aemon in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011–2015).

Peter was the son of a bank clerk and a nurse.

His family later relocated to Wellington in the same county, where he began schooling; he later said it was while reciting a poem at infant school in Wellington that he experienced the applause and admiration coming from a good performance.

Peter was brought up from the age of seven in Staffordshire where he attended Uttoxeter Grammar School.

When he left school, Peter joined Wolverhampton Repertory theatre and gained experience in other repertory theatres before army service in the Second World War, where he served in Normandy, Belgium and the Far East.

When the war was over, Vaughan was in Singapore and present during the liberation of Changi Prison.[4

His first of two marriages was to Billie Whitelaw, whom he married in 1952 and divorced in 1966.

Vaughan’s second wife was actress Lillias Walker, with whom he lived in the village of Mannings Heath, in West Sussex until his death, having previously lived in Crawley.

Vaughan was partially blind.

Vaughan’s stepdaughter Victoria Burton (actress and producer) is married to Gregor Fisher.

Peter Vaughan passed away at 93 years old.