GoT Star Roy Dotrice Is Older Than God
Roy Dotrice, who played Pyromancer Hallyne in Game Of Thrones episodes “Blackwater” and “The Ghost Of Harrenhal”, celebrates his 92nd birthday today.
Dotrice was originally slated to play Grand Maester Pycelle when the show was announced in 2010 but had to pull out due to ill health.
After recovering, he took the smaller recurring role of Hallyne.
But it’s likely that Dotrice knows more about George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song Of Fire And Ice than any other actor alive.
That’s because the old fella has single-handedly narrated all of the audiobooks.
Anyone who’s heard him reading and doing the voices can’t help but be astounded at his versatility.
The audiobook of A Game Of Thrones, which clocked in at about 30 hours, saw him do an incredible 224 voices, earning Dotrice a place in the Guinness World Records.
On top of all that, the old fella knows a thing or two about sprawling life-or-death conflicts.
That’s because Dotrice served in the RAF in WWII and was a POW in a German camp from 1942 to 1945.
We doff our caps to an unsung hero.
Here is Dotrice talking GoT.