Peter Vaughan (1923-2016) was a British character actor famous for playing imposing, menacing or authoritative figures in film and television across several decades.

Peter Vaughan (1923-2016) was a British character actor famous for playing imposing, menacing or authoritative figures in film and television across several decades.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1923-04-04

Day of Death 2016-12-06

Place of Birth Wem, Shropshire, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Albatross as Grandpa
2011 Game of Thrones(11 episodes) as Maester Aemon
2011 Silk(1 episode)
2009 Is Anybody There? as Bob
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford(2 episodes)
2007 Christmas At The Riviera as Glen
2007 Mobile(1 episode) as Grandad Stoan
2007 Death at a Funeral as Uncle Alfie
2005 Malice Aforethought(2 episodes) as Widdicombe
2004 The Queen of Sheba's Pearls as Edward Pretty
2004 Beauty as Mr. Robbins
2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Bill Sellers
2003 Life Beyond the Box: Norman Stanley Fletcher as Harry Grout
2003 Margery and Gladys as Troy Gladwell
2003 Mantrap: Straw Dogs—The Final Cut as Interviewee
2003 The Mother as Toots
2002 The Jury(6 episodes) as Michael Colchester
2001 Lorna Doone as Sir Ensor Doone
2001 In Deep(2 episodes)
2000 Hotel Splendide as Morton Blanche
2000 The 10th Kingdom(5 episodes) as Wilfred Peep
2000 Making Love as Old Baron Blau
2000 Longitude as George Graham
1999 An Ideal Husband as Phipps
1999 Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters as Admiral Lord Hood
1998 The Legend of 1900 as 'Pops', the Shopkeeper
1998 Hornblower(1 episode)
1998 Les Misérables as Bishop
1998 Our Mutual Friend(4 episodes) as Mr. Boffin
1997 The Moonstone as Gabriel Betteredge
1997 Face as Sonny
1996 The Crucible as Giles Corey
1996 The Secret Agent as The Driver
1996 Our Friends in the North(10 episodes) as Felix Hutchinson
1995 Oliver's Travels(5 episodes) as Delaney
1995 Oliver's Travels(2 episodes)
1995 The Choir(5 episodes) as Frank Ashworth
1994 Fatherland as SS-Oberstgruppenführer Artur Nebe
1994 Dandelion Dead(4 episodes) as Dr. Hinks
1993 The Remains of the Day as William Stevens
1992 Heartbeat(2 episodes)
1991 Murder Most Horrid(1 episode)
1991 Prisoner of Honor as Gen. Mercier
1990 King of the Wind as Captain
1990 Chillers(1 episode)
1989 Birds of a Feather(1 episode)
1988 Game, Set, and Match(1 episode) as David Kimber-Hutchinson
1988 The Bourne Identity(2 episodes) as Fritz Koenig
1987 Coast to Coast as The Chiropodist
1986 Season's Greetings as Harvey
1986 Monte Carlo(2 episodes) as Pabst
1986 Casualty(1 episode) as Henry Lambert
1986 Haunted Honeymoon as Uncle Francis Abbot Sr.
1985 Bleak House(8 episodes) as Tulkinghorn
1985 Brazil as Mr. Helpmann
1984 The Razor's Edge as Mackenzie
1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense(1 episode)
1984 Sherlock Holmes(1 episode) as John Turner
1983 Jamaica Inn as Squire Bassatt
1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years(2 episodes)
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman as Mr. Freeman
1981 Time Bandits as Winston the Ogre
1980 Fox(13 episodes)
1980 Fox
1980 The Crucible
1979 Porridge as Grouty
1979 Zulu Dawn as QSM Bloomfield
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1978 The Doombolt Chase(6 episodes)
1977 Valentino as Rory O'Neil
1977 Citizen Smith(37 episodes)
1974 11 Harrowhouse as Coglin
1974 Porridge(25 episodes) as Harry Grout
1974 Symptoms as Brady
1974 Fall of Eagles(1 episode)
1973 The Return as Stephen Royds
1973 Massacre in Rome as Field Marshal Albert Kesselring
1973 Thriller(1 episode)
1973 The MacKintosh Man as Brunskill
1973 The Blockhouse as Aufret
1972 A Warning to the Curious as Mr Paxton
1972 Savage Messiah as Museum Attendant
1971 Straw Dogs as Tom Hedden
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas(1 episode)
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(2 episodes)
1971 The Persuaders!(1 episode)
1970 Sudden Terror
1970 The Cellar and the Almond Tree
1970 Taste of Excitement as Inspector Malling
1969 Alfred the Great as Burrud
1969 The Gold Robbers(13 episodes) as DCS Cradock
1968 A Twist of Sand
1968 Hammerhead as Hammerhead
1967 Man in a Suitcase(1 episode)
1967 The Man Outside as Nikolai Volkov
1967 The Naked Runner as Martin Slattery
1965 Rotten to the Core as Sir Henry Capell
1965 Die! Die! My Darling! as Harry
1964 Smokescreen as Roper
1963 Our Man At St Mark's(46 episodes)
1963 The Punch and Judy Man as Committee Man
1962 The Horse Without a Head as Police Sergeant
1962 The Saint(1 episode)
1962 The Devil's Agent as Chief of Hungarian Police
1962 Oliver Twist(10 episodes)
1961 The Avengers(1 episode)
1960 Village of the Damned as P.C. Gobby
1960 Deadline Midnight(39 episodes)
1959 Sapphire as Detective Whitehead
1959 No Hiding Place(4 episodes)

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