A stage, film and television actor who won a Tony Award and who was seen on the big screen in “Amadeus” and on television in “Game of Thrones” has died. The New York Times reports that British actor Roy Dotrice died today at his home in London. He was 94.
On the stage, Dotrice was known for his one-man shows in which he portrayed historical figures including Abraham Lincoln and the diarist John Aubrey.
“Hailed by critics for suffusing his character with fine-tuned blarney, malevolent passions and brooding gloom, Mr. Dotrice won the Tony Award for best featured actor in 2000 for his portrait of the conniving Irish father and pig farmer in an acclaimed Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten,’ with Gabriel Byrne and Cherry Jones,” The Times reports.
The report adds: “Mr. Dotrice appeared in more than 50 plays in London, New York and other cities, not counting some 300 more as a young British repertory stalwart. He performed for nine years with the troupe that became the Royal Shakespeare Company, took scores of roles in television and Hollywood films, and became familiar to millions on television series and miniseries broadcast on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Dotrice narrated audiobook versions of George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy books, which were adapted into the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” He also had a role on the HBO show as Hallyne the Pyromancer, the head alchemist in the city of King’s Landing.
Among his many film roles, he played Mozart’s father, Leopold Mozart, in the acclaimed 1984 film “Amadeus.”
Here’s some of Dotrice’s work as Hallyne on “Game of Thrones” …