The Independent (UK)
The Guardian (UK)
New York Times
Notes on Culture Blog
His audio narrations for Game of Thrones (CD)
About his roles on Game of Thrones (wiki)
From Ron Perlman (Twitter - Oct. 16)
From Armin Shimerman (Twitter - Oct. 16)
From George R.R Martin (Oct. 18)
Roy kindly had his daughter record
two video greetings in September 2017
for the B&B 30th Anniversary on September 25th
Greeting 1 Greeting 2
YouTube 1 YouTube 2
Roy and friends in 2013
In 'The Rest is Silence'
In 'Walk Slowly'
With Ron Perlman (Vincent) in 'Snow'
In 'Beggars Comet'
In 'In the Forests of the Night'
In 'The Chimes at Midnight'
With Vincent in 'The Reckoning'
Victoria, a fan since the first episode was shown, cherishes having her picture taken with Roy Dotrice
(Creation Con, 1989, San Jose, CA)
Read more about Guernsey HERE
He hasn't forgotten his roots on Guernsey,
where his family were bakers.
In 2015 he dropped in ...
Read more HERE
interview from 2009 on the Temple
of Schlock blog
|Biography on Game of Thrones website|
Playbill lists Roy's many remarkable theatre performances and awards HERE
Roy standing below the stage in the faithful recreation of Shakepeare's 16th Century Globe Theatre in London.
It was constructed about 230m (750 ft) from the original location and opened in 1997.
(Courtesy Michelle via Steff)
Panorama image of the inside of the theatre
Like Roy's career, 'Brief Lives' has been anything but transitory ...
Watch videos of Roy Dotrice in Brief Lives (1979)
|Roy Dotrice is interviewed about Brief Lives HERE|
Roy played Hallyne the Pyromancer in Season 2
of the Game of Thrones TV series
of Thrones Audiobook narrated by Roy Dotrice
The greatest number of characters voiced in an audio book is 224, achieved by Roy Dotrice, who performed distinct and distinguishable voices for every role in the
unabridged version of George R.R. Martin's
'A Game of Thrones'.
The set was released on January 13, 2004.
The full audio book comprises 28 x 72 min discs.
It would take almost a day and a half to listen to the entire work:
33 hours 36 minutes.
|In 2004, Roy Dotrice narrated the Disney version |
of 'Beauty and the Beast'
as part of the Storyteller Series.
Listen to it HERE (mp3)
also narrated the audiobook of
Watership Down, the popular fantasy tale about a colony of rabbits, by Richard Adams
also narrated many storybook adaptations for Disney Records, including "The Little Mermaid"
in 1989, for which work he was nominated for a Grammy award.
Listen to him in The Little Mermaid HERE
Other books include "The Lion King"(2004) and "Mulan" (2004)
Listen to him in The Lion King HERE
Listen to him in Mulan HERE
'Clochmerle' was a British TV series which appeared in 1972. It comprised nine 30 minute episodes.
Roy played Cure Ponosse (front row, second from left)
Filmed on location in France, it also starred Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack, Kenneth Griffith, Cyd Hayman, Bernard Bresslaw, Hugh Griffith, Micheline Presle, Madeline Smith, Christian Roberts, Nigel Green, Wolfe Morris and Gordon Rollings. It was narrated by Peter Ustinov.
The episode titles themselves are hilarious:
Episode 1 The Magnificent Idea of Barthelemey Piechut, the Mayor
Episode 2 The Triumphant Inauguration of a Municipal Amenity
Episode 3 The Spirited Protest of Justine Putet
Episode 4 The Awful Awakening of Claudius Brodequin
Episode 5 The Painful Infliction of Nicholas the Beadle
Episode 6 The Scandalous Outcome of a Night of Destruction
Episode 7 The Inexorable Power of the Third Republic
Episode 8 The Dreaded Arrival of Captain Tardivaux
Episode 9 The Glorious Triumph of Barthelemey Piechut
Watch Roy in a video clip from the series HERE
The series was based on a 1934 French satirical novel of the same name, by Gabriel Chevalier, set set in a village in the Beaujolais region of France. The story explores the ramifications of the installation of a new urinal in the village square.
There is an interactive site of Vaux en Beaujolais, the village which was the inspiration for Clochmerle - and proudly admits it - HERE
The book did enjoy a brief fad in the 1970s, and was available in North America in both hardcover and paperback translations. Look for it in second hand bookstores.
For Beauty and the Beast fans, Roy's performance was unforgettable
His costumes were almost as numerous and intricate as Vincent's
Here we present a few of them.
Click to enlarge image
Pipeline interview with Roy Dotrice in 1989 HERE (pdf)
(many thanks to Steff for allowing this use of her blog post)
Roy's film career has been as illustrious as that in other genres
Browse the full list of his screen credits HERE
1973, Roy was featured on "This is Your Life"
In 2013, he recalled the interview.
Read more and watch that interview HERE
1960 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for
Misleading Cases (1967)
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor;
1969 - Brief Lives
1989 2nd place Q (Quality Television) Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series;
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play;
2000 - A Moon for the Misbegotten
Watch the YouTube clip of the Tony Award presentation HERE
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play;
2000 · A Moon for the Misbegotten
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play;
2000 · A Moon for the Misbegotten
In 2008, he was appointed an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
in Queen Elizabeth's New Year Honours.
Download and watch video of photomosaic (mp4)