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Roy Dotrice OBE

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    "THE veteran actor Roy Dotrice, best known for his role as Leopold Mozart in Oscar-winning film Amadeus, died yesterday at the age of 94.
    The TV star and stage veteran was also father to a famous daughter, the actress Michele Dotrice who played Betty in Some Mothers Do Have ‘Em from 1973 to 1978.
    In a statement, his family said he “died peacefully on Monday October 16 in his London home surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson”.
    While known for being a character actor throughout his career, Dotrice gained a new fanbase in recent years as the narrator of George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series.
    His narration of the series - the inspiration for TV fantasy series Game Of Thrones - saw Dotrice awarded a place in the Guinness World Records in 2004 for the greatest number of characters voiced in an audio book at 224.
    Born on Guernsey, Dotrice joined the Royal Air Force and was trained as a wireless operator and air gunner.
    His plane was shot down and he was held as a prisoner of war - where his first taste for the theatre took root, performing concerts to raise the spirits of his fellow inmates.
    In 2008 Dotrice was awarded an OBE for services to drama by the Queen."
    Roy Dotrice dead: Game Of Thrones and Amadeus actor dies aged 94
     

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