Very sorry to hear this. Quite simply, Peter was one of our best ever character actors. Never gave a bad performance over decades of work.
I think I mentioned it somewhere else on the forum but Peter Vaughn was part of a generation that produced many fine character actors and actresses in both the UK and the US. It's pretty cool that he was still acting and entertaining people practically to the end of his life.
He was also compelling as a self-serving (is there any other?) businessman/millionaire whose grandchildren were kidnapped in a series 2 episode of the underrated BBC1 crime series In Deep which starred Nick Berry and Stephen Tompkinson.
"What was I thinking of, hitting him? Nothing. No, I know. I hate him! I hate his guts, I hate everything he stands for with his PACE and his plus and his statements of purpose and his smiling at the punters and his have a nice day! I mean when was the last time he ever nicked anybody, eh? A real villain! When was the last time he ever put himself on the line?"
Yes he never gave a less than totally committed performance in anything he did and he always lifted any show by his presence. I have never seen 'Game of Thrones' and didn't know he was even in it but that is another reason to watch it now. Just a few years ago he was in a thing called 'The Antiques Rogue Show' where he played an old criminal who had successfully forged objects in his garage to sell to museums. A completely true story and he was perfect in it. 93 is a good age but it is still sad to lose him.
Extremely sad. Another iconic face from British TV and film gone. I didn't realise he was still performing and involved in the circuit up until he died. Very impressive.. For me he never seemed to age. He looked like he aged about 15-20yrs over a span of about 50! He just had that unique presence and look. And as Penguin said in the post above, that did lean to certain amounts of typecasting. As others have said on here though, I never once saw Peter in anything that I wasn't 100% convinced by his depiction.
Great shame, he will always be Grouty to me, I had been searching for a signed copy of his recent book only last week, wish I'd bought one then as not likely to find one now. I remember he used to live fairly close to where my Dad used to work, and my dad would tell me he saw him often out on his morning walk, anytime I went to work with my dad, I'd be avidly watching out the window incase he happened to be walking past (I never did see him). RIP Peter.