Roy Dotrice, Star and Voice of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies at 94
Actor Roy Dotrice made only brief appearances in Game of Thrones, but fans of the book series will surely recognize his voice. The 94-year old actor and record-setting voiceover artist sadly passed away Monday morning in his London home.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dotrice passed away surrounded by family. The actor was known to Game of Thrones fans as the pyromancer Hallyne in Season 2, though he also recorded the audiobooks for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, even earning a Guinness World Record for most characters voiced by a single actor in an audiobook — 223 (and that’s just A Game of Thrones).
Apart from the world of Westeros, Dotrice played Leopold Mozart in the film Amadeus, and won a Tony award for a 2000 revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. As EW reports, Dotrice was also said to have been the original choice for Maester Pycelle, before health issues forced him out of the role. Julian Glover subsequently stepped in.
George R.R. Martin himself will likely weigh in on Dotrice’s passing, but best wishes to all those remembering his legacy in the meantime.
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