Actor, Peter Vaughan, who played Maester Aemon in the popular HBO series, Game of thrones has died at age 93.

It was reported that he died peacefully surrounded by family.  He started acting in the 1950’s and played mainly supporting roles on radio, film, television and stage. He will be greatly missed.

During his career, Vaughan worked alongside some of the biggest names of his generation, including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Frank Sinatra and Ronnie Barker.

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

Even after seven decades in the industry, he continued to excel and 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 – in which he played the authoritarian father of Robert Lindsay’s girlfriend – and as the ageing butler William Stevens in Merchant Ivory’s film The Remains of the Day.

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