Roy Dotrice, Master of the One-Man Historical Drama, Has Died at 94

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According to The Washington Post, British actor Roy Dotrice died in his London home on Monday at age 94.

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.

Fans of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" would recognise Dotrice's voice, as he recorded audio books for each of George R.R. Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. Roy Dotrice was also a member of the Royal Air Force, who caught the "acting bug" in quite the unconventional manner. At one point, he was cast as Maester Pycelle in Thrones but couldn't take the role due to health issues.

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".

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Mr. Dotrice holds his Tony Award for his performance in Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" in 2000. His plane was shot down and he was a prisoner of war from 1942 until 1945.

He sometimes performed for other prisoners in shows created to raise their spirits. Roy Dotrice was also awarded the title of Officer of excellence in the Order of the british Empire, appointed by queen Elizabeth II.

Dotrice's wife Kay passed away in 2007 after the couple had been married for 60 years. They had three daughters, Karen, Michele and Yvette, who are all actors.

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