In Honor of Peter Vaughan, Here Are Maester Aemon’s Most Memorable ‘Game of Thrones’ Moments

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the actor Peter Vaughan passed away at age 93. His agent stated that Vaughan “died peacefully with his family around him.”

In a career that started in the 1950s, Vaughan had gained new renown for his role as Maester Aemon on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The actor had appeared in numerous British television series over the years and was often recognized for his performance as the menacing Harry Grout in the popular prison sitcom Porridge.

Vaughan was a self-described character actor who considered himself very fortunate to have his extensive résumé. “They talk about actors resting. The only time I have ever rested in my 77 years as an actor has been when I’ve wanted to. Lucky, lucky, lucky,” he once said.

Outside his career in TV, Vaughan had prominent roles in Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, and alongside Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day.

In The Remains of The Day, Peter Vaughan with Anthony Hopkins in 1993.

On Game of Thrones, the actor stood tall amongst a cast of bombastic, dynamic characters and performances while playing the blind, soft-spoken maester tasked with advising and guiding Jon Snow and the men of the Night’s Watch. Above are three of his most memorable moments from Game of Thrones. Rest in peace, Peter Vaughan.

While in line for Gaten’s photo op at Spooky Empire, Finn and Caleb were in the room waiting for Gaten to finish up and all 3 of their fathers were in the room with them, so they all took a photo op together (I think with a fan, there was another man in the photo who I didn’t recognize) but it was SO CUTE to witness. I love the fact that their fathers are very supportive and that the boys want to share these experiences with them. I hope the photo is released.

Bonus: Caleb’s father jokingly put Finn into a light headlock and the boys and everyone started laughing. It was great.

three nights in a row makes it an official pattern, time for today’s Leah’s Hot Take On Supergirl Before She Goes To Bed:

I think the loss of Cat Grant actually figures heavily into the sidelining-in-her-own-story Kara has been having this season

Kara doesn’t lack for people who care about her, but Cat was the only one who cared exclusively about KARA and Kara’s growth, completely divorced from the superheroics bc as far as she was concerned (wink wink whatever) they didn’t exist. because of her role as mentor, Cat was literally constantly the one in Kara’s ear going “okay but what are you learning from this, how is this about you, and what are you going to do about it?”

in theory, Snapper should or could serve the same function to some degree, but seeing as he’s not getting paid Calista Flockhart amounts of money they have no reason to use him

and it’s to the detriment of the show all around