Roy Dotrice Dies: Tony Winner & 'Amadeus' Actor Was 94

Kelvin Reese
October 18, 2017

He also appeared in TV series Game of Thrones, Shaka Zulu, Mr And Mrs Smith and Life Begins, and films Eliminators, The Cutting Edge and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

On Monday, veteran British actor Roy Dotrice died peacefully in his London home at the age of 94. Dotrice was praised for his acting in "A Moon for the Misbegotten revival" and received the iconic Tony award for it.

He's also known for playing Leopold in the Oscar-winning 1984 film Amadeus.

Dotrice is remembered for his role in the CBS TV series "Beauty and the Beast" and won a BAFTA best TV actor award in 1969 for his role in "Misleading Cases".

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His family said his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson were with him when he died on October 17. Dotrice now holds the Guinness World Record for the most characters voiced in a single audiobook, for tackling a whopping 224 characters in Martin's first ASOIAF novel, A Game of Thrones, which runs 33 hours and 36 minutes long in its narrated form. The same report suggests that he was originally cast as Maester Pycelle in the magnum opus but had to opt out of it owing to health issues.

According to USA Today, Dotrice was also known for his long career in theater.

Roy Dotrice, who was a soldier during the Second world War, spent some years as a prisoner in the German camps. He sometimes performed for other prisoners in shows created to raise their spirits before taking up acting full time after World War II. In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

Dotrice was married to his wife Kay for 60 years, until her death in 2007.

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