Tributes paid to acting 'legend' Peter Vaughan

Game Of Thrones stars have paid tribute to actor Peter Vaughan following his death aged 93.

Vaughan appeared in four series of the HBO show as Maester Aemon, the blind, scholarly mentor and guide to Jon Snow after the young man joins the Night’s Watch.

Fellow Castle Black resident Luke Barnes, who played Rast, said he was “absolutely gutted” to learn of Vaughan’s death.

Fellow GoT star Eugene Simon, who played Lancel Lannister, said: “Oh folks, our love to the family and memory of actor Peter Vaughn (sic).”

Brenock O’Connor, who stars as young Night’s Watch mutineer Olly, said Peter was a “kind and talented man”.

Daniel Portman, who stars as Podrick Payne, tweeted: “And now his watch is ended. Lucky to meet him briefly once, a wonderful actor and lovely man. Sleep well, Peter Vaughan.”

GoT producer and screenwriter Bryan Cogman said it was an “honour to have known” the late actor.

Sam Westerby, who worked as the actor’s publicist for his autobiography which was published earlier this year also paid tribute alongside names across television and film.

Blackadder actor Tony Robinson said he would “never forget his performance in Our Friends in the North.”

Backbeat actor Scot Williams said: “Peter Vaughan rest in peace and rise in glory.”

Former Doctor Who screenwriter Phil Ford said: “Sad to see that Peter Vaughan has died at 93. A superb actor who could be menacing and funny and often both at the same time #RIP.”

Television producer Jonathan Sothcott wrote: “RIP fine British character actor Peter Vaughan. Memorable in Porridge, Game of Thrones, Time Bandits, Haunted Honeymoon etc. Great face.”

Peep Show actor Jim Howick said: “The brilliant Peter Vaughan. R.I.P. What a career.”

Actor Christopher Biggins also appeared in Porridge, and he told BBC Radio London: “If you look back on it, he didn’t do that many episodes but his character was so strong that you would think he was in every episode. He was wonderful. He was a joy to work with.

“I didn’t have any scenes with him but we rehearsed together at the North Acton rehearsal rooms and he was not only an imposing character and gave the most wonderful performance, but he had a real twinkle in his eye and he was quite naughty.”

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