Roy Dotrice, Tony Award winning actor known for Game of Thrones role, passes away aged 94

FP Staff

Oct,17 2017 16:04:22 IST

British actor Roy Dotrice, who was recently seen on the second season of Game of Thrones, as Wisdom Hallyne the Pyromancer has passed away at the age of 94.

The actor's family tells The Independent that he breathed his last in his London home on 16 October and was "surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and grandson, in his final moments."

Roy Dotrice in Game of Thrones. Image from Twitter/@TheDailyWhatxit

Roy Dotrice in Game of Thrones. Image from Twitter/@TheDailyWhatxit

Known for having appeared in acclaimed films like Amadeus, The Cutting Edge, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, he also holds a Guinness World Record for having voiced the maximum number characters in an audio-book, single-handedly.

As per a report by Time, he voiced 223 characters in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, which earned him a spot in the famed world records. 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. The role eventually went to Julian Glover.

The award-winning actor had bagged the Best Actor Award at the 2000 Tony Awards for his performance in the A Moon for the Misbegotten revival. Having played Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, Dotrice was a part of the Royal Air Force before venturing into the field of entertainment.

Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017 16:04 PM