Roy Dotrice

Roy Dotrice

Highest Rated: 93% Amadeus (1984)

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
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Swimming With Sharks
The Cutting Edge
Suburban Commando
The Scarlet Letter




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% 76% 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 65% 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 35% Eliminators Abbott Reeves (Character) $2.0M 1986
No Score Yet 47% Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers The Evil Fuckaire/Ye Old Jailer (Character) - 1984
93% 95% Amadeus Leopold Mozart (Character) - 1984
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


89% 85% Game of Thrones Wisdom Hallyne (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 33% 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 64% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 57% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
100% No Score Yet Strange Luck Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 94% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1993
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 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 61% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dickens of London Unknown (Character) 1976-1977