Roy Dotrice dead: Game Of Thrones and Amadeus actor dies aged 94

Roy Dotrice dead: Game Of Thrones and Amadeus actor dies aged 94

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice, who starred in the Best Picture victor Amadeus as Leopold Mozart and had a brief two-episode arc on HBO's Game of Thrones, passed away earlier today at the age of 94.

Game Of Thrones star, Roy Dotrice, died on Monday, October 16th at the age of 94 according to reports.

The veteran actor, also famous for his role in Amadeus, played Hallyne the Pyromancer in the HBO series.

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.

Born in Guernsey in 1923, Dotrice fled with his mother to Britain in 1940, where he served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and was a German prisoner of war from 1942-45, during which time he began to perform.

Although he was originally meant to play Grand Maester Pycelle, however, he withdrew from the part due to health issues with Julian Glover eventually taking the role.

Mr. Dotrice holds his Tony Award for his performance in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in 2000. In addition, he was a popular narrator, recording audiobooks for, among other works, each installment of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series (the basis of Game of Thrones). He sometimes performed for other prisoners in shows created to raise their spirits before taking up acting full time after World War II.

He was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 when he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. After 60 years of marriage, Dotrice's wife Kay passed away in 2007. They had three daughters, Karen, Michele and Yvette, who are all actors.

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