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Peter Vaughan

A veteran of film and TV with over thirty-five major feature films to his credit and fifty TV dramas, Peter Vaughan is one of Britain's most recognizable character actors, who has worked with some of the industry's most acclaimed directorial talents, including Terry Gilliam, Charles Sturridge, Nick Hytner, Antonia Bird, James Ivory, Nic Roeg, Ken Russell, Bob Rafelson, Karel Reisz and Bille August.

He made his major feature film debut in 1970 with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs and went on to take roles in classic movies such as The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Time Bandits, Zulu Dawn, The Missionary, Brazil, Haunted Honeymoon, Mountains of the Moon, Heart of Darkness, Remains of the Day, Fatherland, The Crucible, Face, An Ideal Husband, Hotel Splendide, Longitude, The Tenth Kingdom. More recently he has appeared in Roger Michell's The Mother, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Colin Nutley's The Queen of Sheba's Pearls.

Notable TV credits include Porridge, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Shelley, Cats Eyes, Sins, Chancer, Game Set and Match, Our Friends in the North, Lorna Doone, Hornblower, The Jury, Malice Aforethought, Murder Most Horrid and Our Mutual Friend.

Vaughan's stage career has included productions of The Cherry Orchard at the Royal Exchange, Travelling North at the Lyric Hammersmith, the National tour of Hobson's Choice and An Inspector Calls and The Overgrown Path at the Royal Court.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Peter Vaughan Facts

Birth NamePeter Olm
BirthdayApril 4, 1923 (99)
BirthplaceShropshire, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.