Amadeus actor Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

Roy Dotrice

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Actor Roy Dotrice detected his passion for behaving while he was held as a German restrained during the Second World War

Actor Roy Dotrice, famous for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus, has died aged 94.

His family pronounced he died at his London home, surrounded by relatives.

A impression actor, Guernsey-born Mr Dotrice gained new fans in new years as the anecdotist of A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of novels that desirous TV hit Game of Thrones, which he also starred in.

In 2008, he was awarded an OBE for services to play by the Queen.

A family matter pronounced he “died peacefully on Monday Oct 16 in his London home surrounded by family, including his 3 daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson”.

Record performance

Mr Dotrice assimilated the Royal Air Force and served during World War Two as a wireless user and air gunner.

His craft was shot down and he was held as a restrained of war, where his first ambience for the entertainment took root, behaving concerts for his associate inmates.

Mr Dotrice’s exegesis of George R.R, Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saw him awarded a place in the Guinness World Records in 2004 for the biggest series of characters uttered in an audio book – 224.

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Roy Dotrice after receiving his OBE for services to play in 2008

During his decades-long career as an actor, Mr Dotrice won accolades including a Tony endowment and a Bafta for best actor as Albert Haddock in the BBC instrumentation of AP Herbert’s Misleading Cases.

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

He was married to wife Kay for 60 years, until her death in 2007. They had 3 daughters together, all of whom became actresses.

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