Roy Dotrice Dies: Tony Winner & 'Amadeus' Actor Was 94

GETTYRoy Dotrice has died aged 94

GETTYRoy Dotrice has died aged 94

Veteran actor Roy Dotrice died in his London home at the age of 94, according to the Daily Mail. He played Leopold Mozart in Amadeus and won a Tony in 2000 for a revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

The longtime actor passed away "in his London home surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson", his family said in a statement to BBC.

Reportedly, Dotrice was originally cast as Maester Pycelle but had to back out due to health issues. Dotrice's narration of the George R.R. Martin novels earned him a 2004 spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most characters voiced by a single person in an audio book, accounting for a whopping 224 residents of Westeros.

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

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Prior to his career as an actor, Dotrice was a wireless operator and air gunner with the Royal Air Force. His plane was shot down and he was a prisoner of war from 1942 until 1945.

He was honored by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 when he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

With many strings on his bow, he was also a Tony Award victor and held a Guinness World Record holder for the greatest number of characters voiced in an audio book, at 224, in 2004. His wife Kay died in 2007 after 60 years of marriage.

They had three daughters together - Yvette, Karen and Michele who was married to actor Edward Woodward, who died in 2009.

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