Former Uttoxeter grammar school pupil and actor Peter Vaughan dead at 93

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A former Uttoxeter grammar school pupil and actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93.

Vaughan is best known for playing Maester Aemon in the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones and lag Harry Grout in the popular 70s British sitcom, Porridge.

He was born in Wem, Shropshire, but was raised in Staffordshire from the age of seven.

Vaughan also attended the Thomas Alleynes High School Grammar School in Uttoxeter.

The actor made his first film appearance in 1959, but his first recognised role came in the minor film Smokescreen in 1964.

Uttoxeter Town Council paid tribute to Vaughan, who was also a talented performer on stage.

Town clerk Tina Jeffrey said on behalf of the council: “The town is saddened to hear of the death of the much-loved and well respected actor Peter Vaughan, who was educated within our town.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”

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