Roy Dotrice, Game of Thrones & Amadeus Actor, Dies at 94

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The late actor also played various sci-fi roles such as appearing in "Space: 1999" and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off 'Angel'.

Award-winning actor Roy Dotrice, known for his role as the head of the Alchemists' Guild in Game Of Thrones, has died aged 94. Dotrice now holds the Guinness World Record for the most characters voiced in a single audiobook, for tackling a whopping 224 characters in Martin's first ASOIAF novel, A Game of Thrones, which runs 33 hours and 36 minutes long in its narrated form. He holds the Guinness World Record for most characters voiced in an audiobook (223) for A Game of Thrones, which is 33 hours long. The same report suggests that he was originally cast as Maester Pycelle in the magnum opus but had to opt out of it owing to health issues.

Dotrice returned to Broadway to star in A Life (1980) and Kingdoms (1981) and appeared in numerous U.S. TV drama series including Magnum, P.I., Remington Steele and Hart to Hart before landing his signature role in Amadeus, playing the father and teacher of Tom Hulce's Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Dotrice's dead was confirmed in a statement from his family to BBC, saying that the actor "died peacefully on Monday, October 16 in his London home surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson".

Born on Guernsey, Dotrice joined the Royal Air Force and was trained as a wireless operator and air gunner. One year later he was shot down over enemy lines and spent the rest of the war in German PoW camps.

He sometimes performed for other prisoners in shows created to raise their spirits. He was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 2008.

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