Peter Vaughan

1923 - 2016

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Peter Vaughan (born Peter Ewart Ohm; 4 April 1923 – 6 December 2016) was an English character actor known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions. He also acted extensively on the stage. He is perhaps best known for his role as Grouty in the sitcom Porridge and its 1979 film adaptation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Vaughan has received more than 1,915,910 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Vaughan is the 1,270th most popular actor (down from 838th in 2019), the 1,441st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,069th in 2019) and the 184th most popular British Actor.

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  • 27

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  • 3.82

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  • 3.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Vaughan ranks 1,270 out of 10,030Before him are Stockard Channing, Charles Durning, James Doohan, Eva Dahlbeck, George Sanders, and Daniel Olbrychski. After him are Ken Takakura, Karen Black, Patricia Clarkson, Teri Hatcher, Jessica Biel, and Jeff Daniels.

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Among people born in 1923, Peter Vaughan ranks 109Before him are Bert Kaempfert, Walerian Borowczyk, Irvin Kershner, Robert Maxwell, Tito Puente, and Charles Durning. After him are Albert Vanhoye, Svetozar Gligorić, Vladimir Gelfand, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Onofre Marimón, and Peter Lawford. Among people deceased in 2016, Peter Vaughan ranks 115Before him are Erich Rudorffer, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Oleg Popov, Greg Lake, Goran Hadžić, and Andrew Grove. After him are Michel Rocard, Rudi Altig, Peter Naur, Peter Shaffer, Gordie Howe, and Franco Citti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Vaughan ranks 1,441 out of 6,924Before him are Keith O'Brien (1938), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Norman Lockyer (1836), Donovan (1946), John Nelson Darby (1800), and Glenn Tipton (1947). After him are Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baronet (1810), Robert Filmer (1588), John Hume (1937), Tom Pryce (1949), Michael Ventris (1922), and Julian of Norwich (1342).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Vaughan ranks 184Before him are Alan Bates (1934), Peter Mayhew (1944), Edward Fox (1937), Ronald Colman (1891), Rupert Everett (1959), and Channing Tatum (1980). After him are Guy Pearce (1967), David Garrick (1717), Frances Fisher (1952), Peg Entwistle (1908), Ciarán Hinds (1953), and Geraldine McEwan (1932).

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