Peter Vaughan in Die! Die! My Darling

Peter Vaughan (1923 - 2016)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Die! Die! My Darling (Fanatic) (1965) [Harry]: Shot to death by Tallulah Bankhead in the basement.
  • Hammerhead (1968) [Hammerhead]: Shot/impaled by a large speargun when Beverly Adams fires it at the boothbox he is escaping in (that's being carried from a helicopter).
  • Straw Dogs (1971) [Tom Hedden]: Possibly bleeds to death after accidentally shooting himself in the foot with a shotgun as Peter and his lynch mob try to break into Dustin Hoffman's house. (See also James Woods in the 2011 version.)
  • The Blockhouse (1973) [Aufret]: Commits suicide after gradually losing his mind being entombed in the blockhouse for many months. It is not clear whether he slashed his throat with a broken bottle or a jagged can lid. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Symptoms (1974) [Brady]: Slashed repeatedly around the face, head and neck with a kitchen knife by Angela Pleasence. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Zulu Dawn (1979) [Q.S.M. Bloomfield]: Stabbed in the back by a Zulu warrior following the magazine wagon explosion. (not quite accurate, because the real Quartermaster Bloomfield was shot during the battle of Isandhlwana.)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993) [Mr. Stevens, Sr.]: Dies of old age/unspecified natural causes, shortly after collapsing while attempting to perform his duties as a butler.
  • The Crucible (1996) [Giles Corey]: Crushed to death while being tortured with weights pressing on his body, as he refuses to confess or deny the charge of witchcraft.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Oliver Twist (1962) [Bill Sikes]: Accidentally hanged when he tries to escape by swinging from one rooftop to another on a rope. (I haven't seen this version, so I don't know how closely it follows the story.)
  • Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased): Never Trust A Ghost (1969) [James Howarth]: Philip Madoc shoots dead Caroline Blakiston and waits for her husband, Vaughan, to come home and then shoots him. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1991) [John Turner]: An offscreen death, we have learnt he is suffering from terminal diabetes, and near the end Edward Hardwicke reads his obituary in The Times. (Thanks to Brian)

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