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Roy Dotrice

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English actor of stage, film, and television, who was simply honored having a Tony Award for his performance within the revival of the Moon for the Misbegotten, and in 2008 became an Official of the Purchase of the English Empire. He offered within the Royal Air flow Force during Globe Battle II and is at a German POW camp from 1942 to 1945. He performed the section of John Aubrey within the one-man display Brief Lives, a job that gained him an area within the Guinness Globe Book of Information for greatest amount of single shows. He was wedded to Kay Newman from 1947 until her loss of life in 2007, plus they experienced 3 daughters. He made an appearance within the series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in 1998 with Kevin Sorbo.

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Full Name Roy Dotrice
Date Of Birth May 26, 1923
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.75 m
Profession Stage Actor
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Nationality British
Spouse Kay Dotrice
Children Michele Dotrice, Karen Dotrice, Yvette Dotrice
Parents Neva Dotrice, Louis Dotrice
Awards Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Movies Amadeus, The Cutting Edge, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers, Swimming with Sharks, Saturn 3, Suburban Commando, Tales from the Crypt, The Scarlet Letter, Alien Hunter, The Buttercup Chain, Eliminators, La Femme Musketeer, Nicholas and Alexandra, Go Go Tales, Toomorrow, A Twist of Sand, Like Father, Like Santa, Family Reunion, Hide and Seek, The Prince and the Pauper, Young Harry Houdini, Played, Piglet's Big Movie, The Heroes of Telemark, The Lounge People, The Lady Forgets, Picture to Post, Hændeligt uheld
TV Shows Beauty and the Beast, Shaka Zulu, Dickens of London, Going to Extremes, Madigan Men, The Ascent of Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Misleading Cases, BBC-3, Brief Lives, La Femme Musketeer, Clochemerle
Star Sign Gemini

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1 He was awarded the 1984 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Genius" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2 Considered for the roles of Fallanda, Sir Percy, Dr.Armstong and Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).
3 London WC2N, England [December 2007]
4 Currently in a revival of his world-famous, one-man play "Brief Lives." [February 2008]
5 Played George Bernard Shaw in "The Best of Friends" at the Hampstead Theatre, London, UK. [April 2006]
6 His wife Kay Dotrice died six days before their 60th wedding anniversary.
7 He was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records a second time for his voice work on the audio book version of George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones." The project was cited as having the greatest number of characters (224) voiced by a single person in an audio book.
8 Both he and his former son-in-law Alex Hyde-White made guest appearances in Babylon 5 (1994) whereas another of his sons-in-law, Edward Woodward, appeared in its spin-off series Crusade (1999). Furthermore, the latter son's Peter Woodward, the stepson of his daughter Michele Dotrice, played the regular character of the Technomage Galen in Crusade (1999).
9 He was awarded the 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
10 Reunited with 1980s TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987) "son", Ron Perlman, in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Roy played the "Elven King".
11 He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama.
12 Considers one of his greatest achievements as introducing baseball to the Royal Shakespeare Company into what had been a cricket stronghold. In 1959 the actor pitched for his classically-trained team that included at first base, Paul Robeson (Othello); second base, Sam Wanamaker (Iago); third base, Laurence Olivier (Coriolanus), short stop, Peter O'Toole (Shylock); Charles Laughton (Lear) plate umpire and Albert Finney his catcher.
13 Served in the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot for two years during World War II.
14 Spent his early childhood in The Channel Islands off the coast of Great Britian.
15 Won Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten." He had previously been nominated as Best Actor (Play) in 1981 for "A Life."
16 After playing Mozart's disapproving father in Amadeus (1984), played similar roles of disapproving fathers on the science fiction shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995) (in which he played Hercules' father, "Zeus") and Angel (1999) (in which he played Wesley Windham-Price's father).
17 Daughters with Kay Dotrice are actress Michele Dotrice who is the widow of the actor Edward Woodward, actress Karen Dotrice and actress Yvette Dotrice.
18 Won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (A Moon for the Misbegotten). [2000]
19 Dubbed Harvey Keitel's voice in the movie Saturn 3 (1980).
20 Introduced American baseball to the cricket playing Royal Shakespeare Company.
21 Began acting when he was a Prisoner of War in World War II.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game of Thrones 2012 TV Series Hallyne
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 King Balor
From Aristotle to Hawking 2007 TV Series documentary Anaxagoras
Go Go Tales 2007 Jay
Heartbeat 2006 TV Series Mr Carter
Life Begins 2005-2006 TV Series Frank Buchanan
Played 2006 Jack Rawlings
The Afternoon Play 2006 TV Series Charlie
These Foolish Things 2005 Lord Carter
Casualty 2005 TV Series George Tunstall
448 BC: Olympiad of Ancient Hellas 2004 Anaxagoras
La Femme Musketeer 2004 TV Mini-Series Commander Finot
Angel 2003 TV Series Roger Wyndam-Pryce
Doctors 2003 TV Series Tomasz Zelinsky
Just Shoot Me! 2003 TV Series Jarvis Leeds
Alien Hunter 2003 Dr. John Bachman
Touched by an Angel 2001 TV Series Micah
Sliders 1999-2000 TV Series Marc LeBeau The Seer Archibald Chandler
Madigan Men 2000 TV Series Seamus Madigan
The Colour of Funny 1999 Quillian Mann-Fanciful
Like Father, Like Santa 1998 TV Movie Ambrose Booth
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1998 TV Series Zeus
Spider-Man 1997 TV Series Keene Marlow Destroyer
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996-1997 TV Series Mr. Big
Tales from the Crypt 1996 TV Series Major Nicholson
Picket Fences 1993-1996 TV Series Father Barrett
Strange Luck 1995-1996 TV Series Mr. Wilford
The Scarlet Letter 1995 Rev. Thomas Cheever
Batman: The Animated Series 1995 TV Series Frederick
Babylon 5 1995 TV Series Frederick Lantz
Murder, She Wrote 1990-1995 TV Series Dr. Myles Purcell / Dr. Howard Sorenson / Professor Chandler Fitzpatrick
Earth 2 1995 TV Series The Elder
Swimming with Sharks 1994 Cyrus Miles
Children of the Dark 1994 TV Movie Dr. Burnham
L.A. Law 1994 TV Series Alex Vedder
Wings 1994 TV Series Pete
Going to Extremes 1992-1993 TV Series Doctor Croft
The Lounge People 1992 Jeeves
The Cutting Edge 1992 Anton Pamchenko
The Good Policeman 1991 Cardinal O'Bannon
Suburban Commando 1991 Zanuck
Down Home 1991 TV Series
For the Greater Good 1991 TV Series Charles Truman MP
The Prince and the Pauper 1990 Short Narrator (voice)
Beauty and the Beast 1987-1990 TV Series Jacob 'Father' Wells
Hunter 1990 TV Series Bishop Pine
The Lady Forgets 1989 TV Movie Payton Massey
Nightmare Classics 1989 TV Series Leo
Shaka Zulu 1986-1989 TV Mini-Series George IV
The Equalizer 1989 TV Series Charlie McGuinness
Faerie Tale Theatre 1987 TV Series The King / Peter Vanderdonk
Roomies 1987 TV Series Professor Pearson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1987 TV Series Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tales from the Darkside 1987 TV Series Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco
The Wizard 1986 TV Series Troyan
The A-Team 1986 TV Series Charles Jourdan
Eliminators 1986 Abbott Reeves
The Corsican Brothers 1985 TV Movie
Amadeus 1984 Leopold Mozart
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984 The Evil Fuckaire / Ye Old Jailer
Hart to Hart 1984 TV Series Courtney Perterson
Remington Steele 1984 TV Series Victor Janoff
Tales of the Gold Monkey 1983 TV Series Lord Hedriks
Magnum, P.I. 1981 TV Series Harcourt
Family Reunion 1981 TV Movie Lester Frye
The Last of Linda Cleer 1981 Short
Mister Lincoln 1981 TV Movie Abraham Lincoln
Saturn 3 1980 Benson (voice, uncredited)
BBC2 Play of the Week 1978 TV Series Israel Tonge
Alien Attack 1976 TV Movie Commissioner Gerald Simmonds
Sykes 1976 TV Series Tramp
Dickens of London 1976 TV Mini-Series Charles Dickens Mr. John Dickens
Hindle Wakes 1976 TV Movie Sir Timothy Farrar
Space: 1999 1975 TV Series Commissioner Simmonds
Hide and Seek 1972 Mr. Grimes
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1972 TV Series Stuart
Clochemerle 1972 TV Series Curé Ponosse
Tales from the Crypt 1972 Charles Gregory (segment 4 "Wish You Were Here")
Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 General Alexeiev
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 1971 TV Series Simon Carne
Misleading Cases 1967-1971 TV Series Albert Haddock
Jackanory 1971 TV Series Storyteller
Hændeligt uheld 1971 Henrik Vinther
Tales of Unease 1970 TV Series Kayo Hathaway
The Buttercup Chain 1970 Martin Carr-Gibbons
Toomorrow 1970 John Williams
Solo 1970 TV Series Anton Chekhov
Omnibus 1969 TV Series documentary Astronaut
The Gold Robbers 1969 TV Mini-Series Freddy Lamb
Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 Gossip
Imperial Palace 1969 TV Series Evelyn Orcham
The Jazz Age 1968 TV Series Father
A Twist of Sand 1968 David Garland
Late Night Horror 1968 TV Series Douglas Stone
The Wednesday Play 1967 TV Series Dad
Armchair Theatre 1965-1967 TV Series Aaron Toft / Donald Timwood
Blackmail 1966 TV Series Aubrey Hopkiss
Theatre 625 1966 TV Series Robinson
ITV Play of the Week 1966 TV Series George Bernard Shaw Davies Nico Varalski
Four People 1966 TV Mini-Series Judas
Love Story 1966 TV Series Stanley Parker
Public Eye 1966 TV Series Donald Scott
The Cretan Plays of Action 1966 TV Movie Nico Varalaki
The Liars 1966 TV Series Fogarty
The Wars of the Roses 1965-1966 TV Mini-Series King Edward IV Jack Cade Edward
The Heroes of Telemark 1965 Jensen
Famous Gossips 1965 TV Series John Aubrey
Boyd Q.C. 1963 TV Series Mr. Jacobs
The Cherry Orchard 1962 TV Movie Firs, a manservant
Theatre Night 1961 TV Series The King
Concrete Jungle 1960 Dandy Nicholls (uncredited)
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960 TV Mini-Series First Townsman
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1959 TV Movie Egeus
Television World Theatre 1958 TV Series Soldier
Onion Boys 1957-1958 TV Series Jacques / Officer
Treasure Island 1957 TV Series Abe Gray
Escape 1957 TV Series
Huntingtower 1957 TV Series
The Adventure 1957 TV Short Sailor

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty and the Beast 1988 TV Series story - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look 1999 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Stage to Screen 2016 Documentary Himself
Camp Hollywood 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself, Actor
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The Making of 'The Haunting' 1999 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1974-1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Corsican Brothers' 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play
Saturday Night at the Mill 1976 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1974 TV Series Himself
The Ascent of Man 1973 TV Mini-Series documentary Quotations
Call My Bluff 1971 TV Series Himself
Frost on Sunday 1970 TV Series Himself - Award Presenter
Picture to Post 1969 Documentary short Narrator
BBC 3 1965 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1969 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Misleading Cases (1967)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children For the album "Pooh's Heffalump".
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Specialty Player Picket Fences (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Beauty and the Beast (1987)


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