Roy Dotrice Wiki: Cause of Death, Wife, & Facts about the “GoT” Actor

Roy Dotrice
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British actor Roy Dotrice, who played Hallyne the Pyromancer on Game of Thrones, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. If you want to know more about Roy Dotrice’s cause of death, then take a look at our Roy Dotrice wiki.

Actor Roy Dotrice died at the age of 94 in his London home. Currently, Roy Dotrice’s cause of death is not known but he was surrounded by his three daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandson at the time of his death. Keep reading for more information about the British actor.

Roy Dotrice’s Wiki

Roy Dotrice was born on May 26, 1923, in Guernsey, the Channel Islands, to Louis and Neva Dotrice.

Before his career as an actor, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He was captured and sent to a German prisoner of war camp from 1942 to 1945.

Roy Dotrice’s Wife and Kids

In 1947, Dotrice married Kay Newman, a stage and television actress, and the two were together until 2007 when Newman passed away. The couple has three daughters—Yvette, Michele, and Karen—who are also actresses.

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Roy Dotrice’s Career

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Dotrice started his career with BBC Radio. He was the voice of “Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Gregory Pitkin” at the start of BBC Radio’s The Men from the Ministry, before being replaced by Ronald Baddiley. He also played Ramsay in the Radio 4 sitcom, Know Your Place.

He then moved on to work in theatre, playing John Aubrey in a play written by Patrick Garland. The play premiered in 1967 at the Hampstead Theatre in London, and even had two tours on Broadway.

It was so successful that it continued at the Criterion Theatre in the West End in 1968, running for almost 400 performances and later moving to the Mayfair Theatre. As a result, Dotrice made it into the Guinness World Records for the largest number of solo performances.

Dotrice’s theatre career continued, and in 1984, he appeared in Hay Fever. He also was in the stage production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at The Lowry Theatre in Salford from 2009 to 2010.

Roy Dotrice on Game of Thrones

In the ‘70s, Dotrice appeared in the TV mini-series, Dickens of London. In 1971, he played Albert Haddock in the BBC television adaptation of Misleading Cases. Dotrice was renowned to audiences as “Father” because of the ‘80s TV series, Beauty and the Beast as well as for playing Father Gary Barrett, a Catholic Priest in Picket Fences. He also appeared in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys for three episodes.

In 2010, it was revealed that Dotrice landed the role of Grand Maester Pycelle in the HBO series Game of Thrones. However,  he could not play the part due to health issues, and the role was given to Julian Glover instead.

After filming for the second season began, it was announced that Dotrice would play Hallyne the Pyromancer, appearing in two episodes of season 2. 

Dotrice’s Career Outside of Movies and TV

Besides appearing in TV series, Dotrice’s voice can be heard in the audiobooks for George R. R. Martin’s series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

In 2004, he again secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of character voices voiced by a single actor. He also narrated several storybook adaptations for Disney Records, including The Little Mermaid and was nominated for a Grammy for his work.

 
 
 
 

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