Actor Roy Dotrice passed away at his London home. A family statement said he “died peacefully on Monday October 16 in his London home surrounded by family, including his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandson“.
Dotrice served a member of Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. His plane behind enemy lines and he spent the rest of the war as a POW. It was during this time he discovered his love of theater, performing in plays for other prisoners.
His long list of theater, television and movie credits earned him a Tony award and a Bafta for best actor as Albert Haddock in the BBC adaptation of AP Herbert’s Misleading Cases.
Dotrice provided the narration for all of the audiobooks in Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most characters voiced in a single audiobook, for tackling a whopping 224 characters in Martin’s first ASOIAF novel, A Game of Thrones, which runs 33 hours and 36 minutes long in its narrated form.
He was married to wife Kay for 60 years, until her death in 2007. Dotrice was 94 at the time of his death.