Amadeus star Roy Dotrice dies aged 94

News 17/10/2017

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

His family said in a statement that 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 Fireseries.

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.

During his decades-long career as an actor, Dotrice won a handful of prestigious accolades, including a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2000.

In 1969, he claimed the TV Bafta best actor award for his role as Albert Haddock in the BBC adaptation of AP Herbert's Misleading Cases.

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

Reuters