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Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan dies

Peter Vaughan 93 dies
Peter Vaughan from the 1965 film 'Die! Die! My Darling!' Photo: Columbia Pictures/Getty
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Veteran British character actor Peter Vaughan, who played the enigmatic Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones, has died aged 93.

Vaughan’s agent Sally Long-Innes says he died on Tuesday, surrounded by his family.

Vaughan’s face – if not his name – was familiar to generations of television viewers in Britain and around the world.

His best-known roles included criminal Harry Grout in 1970s prison sitcom Porridge.

Film appearances included The Naked Runner, opposite Frank Sinatra, and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
Like many British actors, he gained wider fame through HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Vaughan played blind scholar Maester Aemon on the hit fantasy series.

Born Peter Ohm in the central England county of Shropshire, Vaughan was married first to the late actress Billie Whitelaw, and then to Lillias Walker, who survives him.

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