Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan

Highest Rated: 98% Brazil (1985)

Lowest Rated: 18% Haunted Honeymoon (1986)

Birthday: Apr 04, 1923

Birthplace: Wem, Shropshire, England, UK

British actor Peter Vaughan enjoyed an especially distinguished career over nearly six decades, making his screen debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," and ending it on HBO's juggernaut "Game of Thrones." Born Peter Ewart Ohm on April 4, 1923, in Wem, Shropshire, UK, before his family moved to nearby Wellington. He first developed a taste for acting when reciting a poem to his elementary school class. As a teenager, he joined the Wolverhampton Repertory Theater; he was an experienced stage actor by the time World War II struck. He served Britain as a second lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals, seeing combat in Normandy, Belgium, and the Far East. After the war, he decided to return to acting, taking on the stage name Vaughan. His first film role was an uncredited turn as a police officer in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The 39 Steps" (1959). A few years of similarly small parts followed, until he scored the lead role in a b-noir picture called "Smokescreen" (1964). British critics panned his performance in "The Naked Runner" (1967) alongside Frank Sinatra. Following a small role in Sam Peckinpah's controversial thriller "Straw Dogs" (1971), Vaughan made his television debut on the sitcom "Porridge" (BBC One, 1974-77) as "Genial" Harry Grout. Though he only appeared on three episodes and the 1979 film adaptation, this would prove to be one of Vaughan's most popular roles in the UK. He went on to co-star in the 1980 adaptation of "The French Lieutenant's Woman," alongside Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, before taking part in Bill Murray's adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel "The Razor's Edge" (1984). Vaughan maintained his presence on British TV, co-starring in an adaptation of "Bleak House" (BBC, 1985), while also appearing in Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" (1981) and "Brazil" (1985). Vaughan took on his biggest film role as the father of Anthony Hopkins' stoic butler in the Merchant-Ivory production "The Remains of the Day" (1993). His most acclaimed television role followed, with a highly acclaimed turn as an Alzheimer's patient in "Our Friends in the North" (BBC Two, 1996). Vaughan's most high profile role was also his last: from 2011 to 2015 he portrayed Maester Aemon on "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011-). Peter Vaughan died on December 6, 2016, at the age of 93.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
52% 39% Albatross Grandpa (Character) - 2011
65% 55% Is Anybody There? Bob (Character) $2M 2008
62% 79% Death at a Funeral Uncle Alfie (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas at the Riviera Glen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 26% The Queen of Sheba's Pearls Edward Pretty (Character) - 2004
69% 72% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Bill Sellers (Character) - 2004
78% 63% The Mother Toots (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 63% Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) Daddy Zoo (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 81% Canone Inverso: Making Love Old Baron Blau (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 82% Hotel Splendide Morton Blanche (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 93% Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War Admiral Lord Hood (Character) - 1999
85% 69% An Ideal Husband Phipps (Character) $18.5M 1999
54% 92% The Legend of 1900 Pops (Character) $259.1K 1998
74% 83% Les Miserables Bishop (Character) $13.9M 1998
38% 71% Face Sonny (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 29% The Moonstone Gabriel Betteredge (Character) - 1996
68% 66% The Crucible Giles Corey (Character) $7.3M 1996
50% 28% Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent The Driver (Character) $70.4K 1996
50% 51% Fatherland SS-Oberstgruppenführer Artur Nebe (Character) - 1994
40% 37% Heart of Darkness Director (Character) - 1994
95% 89% The Remains of the Day Father (Character) $23M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Deceit Liam McAuley (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelion Dead Dr. Hinks (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 80% Prisoner of Honor Gen. Mercier (Character) - 1991
67% 77% Mountains of the Moon Lord Houghton (Character) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strife Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Codename: Kyril Stanov (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry's Kingdom Sid Harris (Character) - 1986
18% 53% Haunted Honeymoon Francis Abbot Sr. (Character) $7.5M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Major Stauffel (Character) - 1985
98% 90% Brazil Mr. Helpmann (Character) $3.7M 1985
50% 77% The Razor's Edge Mackenzie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 83% Coming Out of the Ice Belov (Character) - 1982
90% 77% Time Bandits Winston the Ogre (Character) - 1981
79% 67% The French Lieutenant's Woman Mr. Freeman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 84% Porridge Grouty (Character) - 1979
71% 88% Doing Time Grouty (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 57% Symptoms Brady (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return Unknown (Character) - 1973
58% 44% The Mackintosh Man Brunskill (Character) - 1973
60% 79% Savage Messiah Museum Attendant (Character) - 1972
44% 25% The Pied Piper Bishop (Character) - 1972
83% 82% Straw Dogs Tom Hedden (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% Eyewitness Paul Grazzini (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 60% Alfred the Great Burrud (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bofors Gun Sgt. Walker (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Excitement Inspector Malling (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammerhead Hammerhead (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Would Anyone Want to Kill a Nice Girl Like You? Inspector Malling (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Twist of Sand Johann (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 43% The Naked Runner Martin Slattery (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Outside Nikolai Volkov (Character) - 1967
50% 58% Die! Die! My Darling! Harry (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smokescreen Unknown (Character) - 1964
92% 77% Village of the Damned P.C. Gobby (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
89% 85% Game of Thrones Maester Aemon (Guest Star) 2013-2015 2011
82% 100% Doc Martin William Newcross (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lark Rise to Candleford Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birds of a Feather Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandelion Dead Dr Hinks (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Ray Beckett (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins - Del 1 Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Porridge Harry Grout (Character) 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweeney Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Anderson (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Horace Dorrington (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Walter Devan (Guest Star) 1964

QUOTES FROM Peter Vaughan CHARACTERS

TV Interviewer/Salesman says: How do you account for the fact that the bombing campaign has been going on for thirteen years?

Helpmann says: Beginners' luck.