'Game Of Thrones' actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

Angelo Anderson
October 16, 2017

Game of Thrones actor Roy Dotrice passed away today aged 94.

The veteran character actor was surrounded by his three daughters, grandchildren and his great grandson when he died at his London home this morning. Dotrice also made a 2012 appearance on Game of Thrones.

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Dotrice was reportedly offered the role of Maester Pycelle but was forced to back out due to health issues, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Roy Dotrice was also the narrator in the audiobooks for George RR Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest number of characters voiced by a single person in an audiobook. The role eventually went to Julian Glover.

He continued to work in film and TV through the 1970s, including lead roles in the BBC's Misleading Cases and playing Charles Dickens in Dickens of London.

His major film credit was as Leopold Mozart in the 1985 Oscar-winning film Amadeus. In 2000, he won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway revival of "A Moon for the Misbegotten".

During his decades-long career, Dotrice was awarded a BAFTA, a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.

After the war ended, Roy Dotrice ended up pursuing acting even further, studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), before performing in English repertory theater, where he would meet and marry his wife, Kay Dotrice (Newman). The two share three daughters, one of whom, Karen Dotrice, played Jane Bank in Disney's Mary Poppins.

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