Roy Dotrice, 'Amadeus' and 'Game of Thrones' actor, dead at 94

Nick Sanchez
October 18, 2017

In 2004, it was entered in the Guinness world Records for having lent his voice to the 224 characters in the first volume of the saga literary Game of Thrones, in its audio version!

(Web Desk) - Famous British actor Roy Dotrice died at the age of 94 in his London residence while with the family. He was also well-known for his role in A Moon for the Misbegotten, which earned him the Tony award for Best Actor back in 2000, and as Charles Dickens in Dickens of London. Dotrice will also be remembered as a theatre actor.

On the big screen, he played opposite Kirk Douglas in The Heroes of Telemark in 1965, and more recently, as Mozart's father, Leopold, in MiloŇ° Forman's 1984 masterpiece, Amadeus. Dotriceplayed Hallyne the pyromancer on the HBO series, the elderly man who aided Tyrion in his acquisition of Wildfire, which led to the Crown's victory over Stannis Baratheon at the Battle of Blackwater.

Dotrice was initially cast as Grand Maester Pycelle in the show but had to pull out because of ill health and was replaced by Julian Glover.

According to USA Today, Dotrice was also known for his long career in theater. One year later he was shot down over enemy lines and spent the rest of the war in German PoW camps.

Dotrice reportedly performed for other prisoners in shows meant to raise their spirits, which inspired him to become an actor after World War II was over. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. After 60 years of marriage, Dotrice's wife Kay passed away in 2007. Survivors include three daughters, all actresses; a number of grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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