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Peter Vaughan

Highest Rated:   98% Brazil (1985)
Lowest Rated:   25% Haunted Honeymoon (1986)
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British actor Peter Vaughan began alternating between stage and screen after his 1959 film bow in Sapphire. Nearly always cast as a frosty authority figure, Vaughan's movie assignments embraced both period films (he was Buhrud in 1968's Alfred the Great) and contemporary dramas (the Policeman in 1963's The Victors). On two occasions, Vaughan's talents were effectively utilized by director Terry Gilliam, first in the role of the Ogre in Time Bandits (1981), then in the part of Mr. Helpman in Brazil (1985). In 1986, Vaughan was seen on TV screens worldwide as the prosecutor in the miniseries Sins. He was seen as Mr. Stevens Sr. in Merchant-Ivory's Remains of the Day. Vaughan had a strong presence on British television for decades, appearing in shows like Fox, Masterpiece Theatre's Bleak House and Chancer. He later became known to an international set with his role of Maester Aemon on Games of Thrones. Vaughan died in 2016, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
45% Albatross
  • Grandpa
2012
No Score Yet Our Friends in the North
  • Actor
2010
65% Is Anybody There?
  • Bob
$2M 2009
60% Death at a Funeral
  • Uncle Alfie
$8.5M 2007
No Score Yet The Queen of Sheba's Pearls
  • Edward Pretty
2004
78% The Mother
  • Toots
$0.8M 2004
77% The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
  • Bill Sellers
2004
No Score Yet Thursday the 12th
  • Edgar Bannister
2003
No Score Yet Canone inverso - making love
  • Old Baron Blau
2002
No Score Yet Jury
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Strife: One Truth Live
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Lorna Doone
  • Sir Ensor Dooner
2000
No Score Yet Hotel Splendide
  • Morton Blanche
2000
No Score Yet Longitude
  • Actor
2000
54% The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano)
  • Music Store Owner
1999
85% An Ideal Husband
  • Phipps
1999
No Score Yet Our Mutual Friend
  • Actor
1999
74% Les Miserables
  • Bishop
1998
42% Face
  • Sonny
1997
67% The Crucible
  • Giles Corey
1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent'
  • The Driver
1996
No Score Yet The Moonstone
  • Gabriel Betteredge
1996
No Score Yet Dandelion Dead
  • Actor
1994
50% Fatherland
  • Nebe
1994
40% Heart of Darkness
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Hildegard
  • Actor
1994
97% The Remains of the Day
  • Father
1993
No Score Yet Prisoner of Honor
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet King of the Wind
  • Captain
1990
69% Mountains of the Moon
  • Lord Houghton
1990
No Score Yet Codename: Kyril
  • Stanov
1989
No Score Yet The Bourne Identity
  • Fritz Koenig
1988
No Score Yet Monte Carlo
  • Pabst
1986
25% Haunted Honeymoon
  • Francis Sr.
1986
98% Brazil
  • Helpmann
1985
No Score Yet Forbidden
  • Maj. Stauffel
1985
53% The Razor's Edge
  • Mackenzie
1984
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn
  • Squire Bassatt
1983
No Score Yet The Missionary
  • McEvoy
1982
No Score Yet Coming Out of the Ice
  • Actor
1982
91% Time Bandits
  • Ogre
1981
76% The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Mr. Freeman
1981
57% Zulu Dawn
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
1979
No Score Yet Porridge
  • Grouty
1979
50% Valentino
  • Rory O'Neil
1977
No Score Yet 11 Harrowhouse
  • Coglin
1974
No Score Yet Symptoms (The Blood Virgin)
  • Brady
1974
No Score Yet The Block House
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Massacre in Rome
  • Actor
1973
50% The MacKintosh Man
  • Inspector Brunskill
1973
No Score Yet The Blockhouse
  • Aufret
1973
63% Savage Messiah
  • Louvre Attendant
1972
50% The Pied Piper
  • Bishop
1972
91% Straw Dogs
  • Tom Hedden
1971
No Score Yet Eyewitness (Sudden Terror)
  • Paul
1970
No Score Yet Alfred the Great
  • Burrud
1969
No Score Yet The Bofors Gun
  • Sgt. Walker
1968
No Score Yet The Naked Runner
  • Martin Slattery
1967
44% Die! Die! My Darling!
  • Harry
1965
No Score Yet The Victors
  • Policeman
1963
No Score Yet Punch and Judy Man
  • Committee Men
1963
No Score Yet Two Living, One Dead
  • John Kester
1961
96% Village of the Damned
  • Police Constable Gobbey
1960
No Score Yet Sapphire
  • Actor
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Game of Thrones
2011
  • Maester Aemon
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Michael Dodd Michael Colchester Peter's Father-in-Law
  • 2013
  • 2003
No Score Yet Our Friends in the North
1996
  • Actor

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