Roy Dotrice (1923-2017)

Roy Dotrice played Hallyne the Pyromancer in Game Of Thrones

By Steve Green: Roy Dotrice, British actor, died October 16, aged 94. In his best-known genre role he played Jacob “Father” Wells in Beauty and the Beast (55 episodes, 1987-90).

Other genre appearances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1959), Late Night Horror (one episode, 1968), Omnibus (one episode, 1969), Tales of Unease (on episode, 1970), Toomorrow (1970), Tales from the Crypt (1972), Space:1999 (two episodes, 1975; these were re-edited for release in 1976 as Alien Attack), Saturn 3 (1980), Stephen King’s Golden Tales (1985), The Wizard (three episodes, 1986), Eliminators (1986), Tales from the Darkside (one episode, 1987), Faerie Tale Theatre (two episodes, 1987), Nightmare Classics (one episode, 1989), Children of the Dark (1994), Earth 2 (two episodes, 1995), Babylon 5 (one episode, 1995), Batman: the Animated Series (one episode, 1995), Strange Luck (two episodes, 1995-96), Tales from the Crypt (one episode, 1996), Spider-Man (four episodes, 1997), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (three episodes, 1998), Sliders (two episodes, 1999-2000), Touched by an Angel (one episode, 2001), Alien Hunter (2003), Angel (one episode, 2003), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Game of Thrones (as Hallyne, two episodes, 2012).

He won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (A Moon for the Misbegotten) in 2000.

7 thoughts on “Roy Dotrice (1923-2017)

  1. He also narrates at least the first novel in the audiobook versions of Games of Thrones.. One of the very few times that he wasn’t stellar as a performer.

  2. A local stage director in Virginia told us that he’d been to China in the company of Roy Dotrice, who he quoted as saying, “This is a really good wall. But it’s not a great wall.”

  3. The audiobook version of Watership Down that he narrated was a large part of my childhood. I’m pretty sure it could still make me cry.

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