‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Amadeus’ actor Roy Dotrice dies at 94
British actor Roy Dotrice, who appeared in "Game of Thrones" and narrated the fantasy novels' audiobooks, died Monday at his home in London. He was 94.
Dotrice played Hallyne the Pyromancer in Season 2 of the hit HBO show, and also provided the voice for all of the audiobooks of George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, "A Song of Ice and Fire."
In 2004, after logging 224 characters in the epic saga's first novel, "A Game of Thrones," Dotrice earned the Guinness World Record for most characters voiced by a single actor in an audiobook.
Dotrice and Martin first worked together on the TV series "Beauty and the Beast," where Dotrice played Jacob (Father) Wells and Martin served as a writer and producer.
His "Beauty and the Beast" co-star Ron Perlman remembered Dotrice with a touching Twitter tribute Monday.
"Love you dear Pop. Forever and ever. You were the best of us. My heart is broken… See you up top. XoxO Roy Dotrice," he wrote. Other notable roles for the actor include Mozart's father, Leopold, in "Amadeus," and King Balor in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army."
Dotrice also had a successful Broadway career, and won a Tony award in 2000 for a revival of "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Additionally, he had two Grammy nominations under his belt: one in 1990 for Best Recording for Children for "The Little Mermaid," and another in 2005 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for "Pooh's Heffalump."
Before he kicked off his acting career, Dotrice served in the Royal Air Force during WWII and was a prisoner in a German POW camp.
His wife, Kay Newman, died in 2007. He is survived by three daughters and seven grandchildren.