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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 2,269,504 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Peter Vaughan is the 1,698th most popular actor (down from 1,270th in 2019), the 1,719th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,440th in 2019) and the 243rd most popular British Actor.

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  • 2.3M

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  • 54.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Vaughan ranks 1,698 out of 9,996Before him are Tom Cavanagh, Miranda Richardson, Eric McCormack, Hans Albers, Henry Silva, and James Finlayson. After him are Laura Betti, Dean Norris, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Basehart, Anatoli Papanov, and Luis Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1923, Peter Vaughan ranks 132Before him are Andrés Rodríguez, Anita Björk, Álvaro Mutis, Albert Vanhoye, Karl Vaino, and Judith Kerr. After him are Hans Riegel, Mario Brega, Dimitrios Ioannidis, Onofre Marimón, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, and Lindsay Anderson. Among people deceased in 2016, Peter Vaughan ranks 142Before him are Héctor Babenco, Juan Gabriel, Jorge Batlle, Mark Taimanov, Curtis Hanson, and Javier Echevarría Rodríguez. After him are Anker Jørgensen, Rick Parfitt, Victor Stănculescu, Jacques Hamel, Paul Elvstrøm, and Silvana Pampanini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Vaughan ranks 1,719 out of 7,765Before him are John Kemp Starley (1854), Miranda Richardson (1958), Phil Jones (1992), Geoff Hurst (1941), James Finlayson (1887), and Richard Aldington (1892). After him are Marie Stopes (1880), Robert Morrison (1782), J. Lee Thompson (1914), Dixie Dean (1907), Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (1768), and Rick Parfitt (1948).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Vaughan ranks 243Before him are Elsa Lanchester (1902), Samantha Eggar (1939), Charles Gray (1928), Rupert Grint (1988), Miranda Richardson (1958), and James Finlayson (1887). After him are Nell Gwyn (1650), John Hannah (1962), Rufus Sewell (1967), Tom Ellis (1978), Anthony Dawson (1916), and Peter Capaldi (1958).

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