Game Of Thrones actor Roy Doltrice dies aged 94 'surrounded by family'

17 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Benny Bass
  • Game of Thrones star tragically dies 'surrounded by his family'

"Game Of Thrones" actor Roy Dotrice has passed away at the age of 94.

His Hollywood career included playing the title role in the Charles Dickens TV bio-miniseries Dickens of London (1976), as well as a performance in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (1989) and a gig on Emmy-winning show Picket Fences (1994).

In film, Dotrice is most known for his turn as Mozart's father in 1984's Oscar-winning biopic "Amadeus", as well as roles in "The Cutting Edge", "Tales from the Crypt", and "Hellboy II: The Golden Army".

Fans of the HBO series would recognize Dotrice's voice, as he narrated the books A Song of Ice & Fire, on which the series is based on.He actually holds the Guinness World Record for the most characters voiced by a single actor in an audio book. According to the BBC, Dotrice's service in WWII inspired him to pursue an acting career, when he was taken as a POW, and performed concerts for his fellow inmates.

The late actor also appeared in the second season of "Game Of Thrones" as Hallyne the Pyromance, who led the Alchemists' Guild in King's Landing.

During his decades-long career, Dotrice was awarded a BAFTA, a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. He also won a Tony in 2000 for a revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Dotrice (pronounced doh-TREESE) began acting as a captive in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. The actor was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Kay, in 2007.

Dotrice is survived by their three daughters, Michele, Yvette and Karen, as well as seven grandchildren.

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