Game of Thrones Actor and Audiobook Reader Roy Dotrice Passes at 94

Emilio Banks
October 18, 2017

The cause was not reported.

He was also an award-winning actor, taking home the Tony award for best actor in 2000 for his Broadway performance in the "A Moon for the Misbegotten" revival.

Relocating to America during the 1970s, Dotrice performed one-man stage shows as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and the homespun philosopher Will Rogers.

British actor Roy Dotrice has passed away at the age of 94.

Dotrice is also known for acting in films such as Amadeus and The Cutting Edge and television series and miniseries like Shaka Zulu and Picket Fences.

A chameleon-like character actor, Dotrice launched his 55-year career with roles in such TV dramas as Escape and Treasure Island in the late 1950s and in 1965 co-starred as King Edward IV in the BBC's Royal Shakespeare Company miniseries The War of the Roses.

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He gained many new fans later in his career as narrator for audiobook editions of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, which helped inspire the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones".

His plane was shot down and he was held as a prisoner of war, where his first taste for the theatre took root, performing concerts for his fellow inmates. He sometimes performed for other prisoners in shows created to raise their spirits before taking up acting full time after World War II. "It seems there was a shortage of women".

In 2008, Dotrice was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

His wife, Kay Newman, died in 2007.

His three daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandson were alongside when he breathed his last.

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