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      Roy Dotrice

      Roy Dotrice

      Highest Rated: 90% Tales from the Crypt (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 13% The Scarlet Letter (1995)

      Birthday: May 26, 1923

      Birthplace: Guernsey, Channel Islands

      Roy Dotrice was a British film, television and stage actor whose wide-ranging career spanned multiple decades and dozens of roles, beginning in the 1950s and lasting well into the late 2000s. Born on the British island of Guernsey, just off the coast of Normandy, Dotrice's young life took a dramatic turn when, at the age of 16, he enlisted in the British Royal Air Force so that he could fight in World War II. As fate would have it, though, Dotrice's plane was shot down in 1942 and he spent the next three years jailed against his will in a German prisoner of war camp. It was during his imprisonment that Dotrice first learned he had a talent for performance. To cheer up the spirits of his fellow prisoners he would put on impromptu concerts that were always well-received. After the war ended Dotrice decided to pursue a career as a professional performer, and after working as a voice-over actor for a BBC comedy series, he began studying acting in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. By the 1950s he was appearing in numerous plays on Broadway, and would eventually go on to win a Tony Award for his role in a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neil's "A Moon for the Misbegotten." By the late 1950s Dotrice was appearing on television in various bit parts.  His first major role came in 1965 when he played King Edward IV on the BBC mini-series "The War of the Roses" (1965-66). He would go on to appear in dozens of more TV shows in the ensuing decades, among them "Dickens of London" (Yorkshire Television, 1976), "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS, 1987-1990) and "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96). His acting career remained vital as he reached his 70s and 80s. In the 2000s he appeared in a number of TV shows, as well as the films "These Foolish Things" (2005), "Go Go Tales" (2007), and "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (2008). In 2010 it was announced he would be appearing on HBO's blockbuster fantasy series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ), but Dotrice, who was already in his late 80s at the time, had to drop out due to health reasons. Still, he was able to play Hallyne on two episodes of the series that aired in 2012. His role on "Game of Thrones" would prove to be Dotrice's last on-screen credit. Roy Dotrice died on October 16, 2017 in London. He was 94.

      Highest rated movies

      Tales from the Crypt
      Amadeus
      Hellboy II: The Golden Army
      Swimming With Sharks
      The Cutting Edge
      Suburban Commando
      The Scarlet Letter

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      TALES FROM THE CRYPT, Roy Dotrice, 1972 THE CUTTING EDGE, D.B. Sweeney, Roy Dotrice, Moira Kelly, 1992, (c) MGM THE CUTTING EDGE, Roy Dotrice, D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, 1992./ (c) MGM. THE SCARLET LETTER, Roy Dotrice, 1995, (c)Buena Vista Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      86% 71% Hellboy II: The Golden Army King Balor (Character) $75.8M 2008
      No Score Yet 11% Played Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 53% La Femme Musketeer Commander Finot (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 92% Camp Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 16% Alien Hunter Dr. John Bachman (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father, Like Santa Ambrose Booth (Character) - 1998
      13% 41% The Scarlet Letter Rev. Thomas Cheever (Character) $10.4M 1995
      76% 79% Swimming With Sharks Cyrus Miles (Character) $34.7K 1994
      57% 77% The Cutting Edge Anton Pamchenko (Character) $23.0M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lounge People Jeeves (Character) - 1992
      15% 33% Suburban Commando Zanuck (Character) $6.6M 1991
      No Score Yet 67% The Prince and the Pauper Narrator - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Forgets Payton Massey (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Harry Houdini Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 36% Eliminators Abbott Reeves (Character) $2.0M 1986
      No Score Yet 46% Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers The Evil Fuckaire/Ye Old Jailer (Character) - 1984
      89% 95% Amadeus Leopold Mozart (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (Character) - 1981
      90% 69% Tales from the Crypt Charles Gregory (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One of Those Things Henrik Vinther (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture to Post Narrator - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Twist of Sand David Garland (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cherry Orchard Firs (Character) - 1962

      TV

      Credit
      89% 85% Game of Thrones Wisdom Hallyne (Guest Star) 2012
      87% 88% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Jarvis Leeds (Guest Star) 2003
      45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Seamus Madigan (Character) 2000 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 67% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 67% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      82% 99% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
      100% No Score Yet Strange Luck Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
      No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Dr. Howard Sorenson (Guest Star) 1990 1993 1995
      82% 95% Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Jacob 'Father' Wells (Character) 1987-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Bishop Pine (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Charlie McGuinness (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 64% The A-Team Charles Jourdan (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Harcourt (Guest Star) 1981