Roy Dotrice, 'Amadeus' and 'Game of Thrones' actor, dead at 94

Roy Dotrice, 'Amadeus' and 'Game of Thrones' actor, dead at 94

Veteran British actor Roy Dotrice, best known to US audiences for his role as Wisdom Hallyne the pyromancer on Season 2 of "Game of Thrones", died Monday at his home in London.

The legendary actor, who played Hallyne the Pyromancer in the hit HBO show, died "peacefully in his London home surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson", according to a statement issued by his loved ones.

He gained many new fans later in his career as narrator for audiobook editions of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, which helped inspire the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones".

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Aside from "Game of Thrones", Dotrice played Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning movie "Amadeus" (1984) and won an Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for the revival of "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (2000).

He continued to work in film and TV through the 1970s, including lead roles in the BBC's Misleading Cases and playing Charles Dickens in Dickens of London.

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He also appeared in TV series Shaka Zulu, Mr And Mrs Smith and Life Begins, and films including Eliminators, The Cutting Edge and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Before turning to acting in 1957, Doltrice was in the military.

Dotrice was also a wireless operator and an air gunner with the Royal Air Force prior to his acting career.

During his decades-long career, Dotrice was awarded a BAFTA, a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award.

At the time, he said he had never imagined he would be receiving an honour at Buckingham Palace.

Dotrice's wife Kay passed away in 2007 after the couple had been married for 60 years.

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