Game Of Thrones actor Roy Doltrice dies aged 94 'surrounded by family'

Roy Dotrice, who played Leopold Mozart in Best Picture Oscar victor Amadeus and won a Tony Award for Best Actor in A Moon for the Misbegotten, died today in London.

He also joined the second season of Game of Thrones as Hallyne the Pyromancer, who was the head of the Alchemists' Guild in King's Landing.

The veteran character actor was surrounded by his three daughters, grandchildren and his great grandson when he died at his London home this morning.

The actor's involvement in "Game Of Thrones" began when he narrated the audiobook editions of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels, which inspired the fantasy TV series.

Reportedly, Dotrice was originally cast as Maester Pycelle but had to back out due to health issues. The role was instead given to Julian Glover.

According to USA Today, Dotrice was also known for his long career in theater.

Dotrice first came to the public's attention by taking on the role in the BBC's 1971 adaptation of A.P. Herbert's Misleading Cases. The two share three daughters, one of whom, Karen Dotrice, played Jane Bank in Disney's Mary Poppins.

He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career including a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of 'A Moon for the Misbegotten'.

According to The Sun, it was his experiences in a prisoner of war camp that saw his love for acting take hold, with the star performing concerts to lift the spirits of his fellow inmates.

Dotrice was married to his wife Kay for 60 years, until her death in 2007.

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