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Peter Vaughan has died at age 93. The British actor, who was well-known for his recent role as Maester Aemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones, passed away on Tuesday morning, his agent, Sally Long-Innes, confirmed to BBC News. "This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning," she said in a statement, adding that he "died peacefully with his family around him." He is survived by his wife, Lillias Walker. In addition to his role as the maester at Castle Black in the HBO series, Vaughan also starred in a handful of TV shows and movies, including Porridge, Citizen Smith, Chancer, and Heartbeat. He also worked with Frank Sinatra in The Naked Runner in 1967 and Sir Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day in 1993. Related:45 Stars We've Lost This Year »
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Code Black‘s Angels Memorial Hospital will be as busy as ever during Season 2. Camryn Manheim (Person of Interest), Eric Roberts (Suits) and Alexandra Grey (Transparent) are set to guest-star on the CBS drama in an episode titled “Life and Limb.”
Manheim will play the distraught wife of a truck driver who is injured in a horrific accident, Roberts will play Mario’s (Ben Hollingsworth) opportunistic, but sympathetic father, and Grey (a transgender actress) will play a transgender woman who’s sent to the ER with stomach pains. »
Louisa Mellor Jul 19, 2016
Netflix's Stranger Things may be a nostalgia-fest, but that's not new. TV has always let us escape into comforting stories about the past…
Remember the good old days? They were good weren’t they? Not like now. It’s horrible now. That’s why everything on TV is comforting, coddling, backwards-looking fluff. We all just want to dive onto a feathery pile of period television and forget about the cruel, unsettling world of today. A world where, get this, the Soviets have gone into space. And there’s that war in Korea. Everyone’s testing hydrogen bombs all over the place, Castro’s taken over Cuba and innocent people keep getting lynched. I ask you. It’s little wonder all we want to watch on TV are cosy Westerns. Switch on Gunsmoke and all that worry melts away.
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Smith is currently writing The Undertaker, which is about a former Ira man living quietly in a remote part of Nova Scotia, Canada. While he is ashamed of his violent past but he is forced to take on one last job - killing a paedophile priest who works at the Vatican.
Backing for the project is set to come from London-based Catalyst Global Media, which will produce alongside Dan Films.
The $15m film is being put together as a co-production and is set to shoot in Canada, Northern Ireland and Italy.
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