Game of Thrones: actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93
His career lasted nearly 75 years, to reach a record with his latest role, that of Mester Aemon, occasional adviser Jon Snow in the series Game of Thrones .
Fans of Game of Thrones are grieving. ” Unfortunately Peter Vaughan died at about 10:30 this morning ,” said her agent, Sally Long-Innes, in a statement. ” He died peacefully, surrounded by family ” , she added, without specifying the cause of death.
Before playing the role of Mester Aemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones , the son of a bank clerk and a nurse born April 4, 1923 in the West Midlands, has appeared in several films of Terry Gilliam , as Bandits, Bandits and Brazil , as well as in many series and British sitcoms, including Avengers leather or Persuaders . “I always apprehended everything I did as if it were the last. And it is on this that I will be judged ” , he declared one day.
Like many British actors of his generation, Peter Vaughan began his career in theater , a passion interrupted only by its mobilization during World War II where he served in France, Belgium and Asia.
After a first appearance in a minor film, Smokescreen , in 1964, he starred with Frank Sinatra in The Naked Runner in 1967 and holds several roles appearing before playing in 1980 alongside Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons in The Woman French Lieutenant . But thanks to the role of father Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day , James Ivory (1993), his face beginning to become familiar to the public.
But it was not until Game of Thrones to finally bring him international audience, although there will be held a small role, that of Mester Aemon Targaryen, one of the older members of the Night’s Watch partially blind like him.
A character who was not stingy with poetic quotations. The most famous probably being that imposed just before he reveals his true identity to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) , one of the main characters of the series.
” What weighs honor, against the love of a woman? Weighs duty, against a newborn that hugged or against the memory of a brother who smiles? Wind, words. Words, wind. We are only human creatures, and gods have created us for love. This is our august glory, there our august tragedy . ”