Roy Dotrice

Actor
A distinguished British actor of the stage who has played numerous supporting parts in TV and film, Roy Dotrice has performed in everything from the classics to contemporary fare and even risen to cult status amongst ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1923 in Channel Islands, GB

Filmography

Actor (51)

Game of Thrones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Go Go Tales 2011 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

King Balor (Actor)

Played 2005 (Movie)

Jack Rawlings (Actor)

La Femme Musketeer 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Angel 2003 (Tv Show)

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Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Madigan Men 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Wings 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Swimming With Sharks 1995 (Movie)

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The Scarlet Letter 1995 (Movie)

Thomas Cheever (Actor)

Going to Extremes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

Anton Pamchenko (Actor)

Suburban Commando 1991 (Movie)

Zanuck (Actor)

Beauty and the Beast 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Carmilla 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Lounge People 1990 (Movie)

Jeeves (Actor)

The Dancing Princess 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Eliminators 1986 (Movie)

Abbott Reeves (Actor)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

Leopold Mozart (Actor)

Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers 1984 (Movie)

Fucaire (Actor)

Family Reunion 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Mister Lincoln 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Saturn 3 1980 (Movie)

-Over (Voice)

Space: 1999 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

General Alexeiev (Actor)

Tales From The Crypt 1971 (Movie)

Charles Gregory (Actor)

Haendeligt Uheld 1969 (Movie)

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Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

Gossip (Actor)

The Buttercup Chain 1969 (Movie)

Martin Carr-Gibbons (Actor)

Toomorrow 1969 (Movie)

John Williams (Actor)

The Heroes of Telemark 1964 (Movie)

Jensen (Actor)

The Criminal 1962 (Movie)

Nicholls (Actor)

Alien Hunter (TV Show)

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Carmilla (Movie)

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Children of the Dark (TV Show)

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Dickens of London (TV Show)

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Like Father, Like Santa (TV Show)

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Shaka Zulu (TV Show)

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The Lady Forgets (TV Show)

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Young Harry Houdini (TV Show)

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Biography

A distinguished British actor of the stage who has played numerous supporting parts in TV and film, Roy Dotrice has performed in everything from the classics to contemporary fare and even risen to cult status amongst fans all over the world who know and love him as Father on the American TV series "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS, 1987-90).

Relationships

Louis Dotrice

Father

Neva Wilton Dotrice

Mother

Karen Dotrice

Daughter
born in 1955 known for roles in "Mary Poppins" and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" married to film executive Ned Nalle has three children

Michele Dotrice

Daughter
born on September 27, 1948 married to actor Edward Woodward with whom she has one daughter stepdaughter Sarah Woodward was nominated for Tony Award in 2000

Yvette Dotrice

Daughter
married to an insurance broker has three children

Kay Newman

Wife
met in repertory in 1945 married on August 8, 1947

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England
attended on scholarship after WWII

Milestones

2000

Reteamed with Byrne as co-stars of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Madigan Men"

2000

Co-starred on stage in "A Moon for the Misbegotten", featuring Cherry Jones and Gabriel Byrne; earned Tony as Featured Actor in a Play

1996

Had recurring role of Mr. Big on the short-lived CBS spy series "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

1995

Acted in the ill-fated remake of "The Scarlet Letter"

1992

Portrayed the coach of skaters training for the Olympics in "The Cutting Edge"

1987

Cast as Arthur Conan Doyle in the ABC biopic "Young Harry Houdini"

1986

Portrayed British monarch George IV in the syndicated miniseries "Shaka Zulu"

1984

Cast as Mozart's father in the Oscar-winning "Amadeus"

1983

Starred in the title role of "Churchill", performed in L.A.

1981

Starred in "A Life" at Broadway's Morosco Theatre; earned Tony nomination

1980

Appeared on Broadway in the one-person drama "Mr. Lincoln" at the Morosco Theater; reprised on NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" the following year

1977

Played Charles Dickens in "Dickens in London", a biographical drama aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater"

1970

Played featured role of a Russian general in the epic "Nicholas and Alexandra"

1968

Starred in "Lock Up Your Daughters"

1968

Headlined TV production of "Brief Lives" (BBC)

1967

Starred in one-person show, "Brief Lives," Hempstead Theatre Club, London; reprised show on Broadway in 1968

1965

Starred in acclaimed TV special "The Caretaker"

1964

Film debut, "Heroes of Telemark"

1955

Founded Guernsey Repertory Theatre; left in 1957

1944

London stage debut, "Back Home Revue", a benefit for the Red Cross performed by former prisoners of war

1941

Was held in a prisoner of war camp in Germany; inmates put on plays

Was a member of the Liverpool Repertory, Manchester Repertory and Oldham Repertory theatres

Was series regular on the cult CBS drama "Beauty and the Beast", portraying the recluse who raised Vincent, the titular beast

Served as an air gunner in the Royal Air Force during WWII; shot down and captured by the Germans

Appeared with American Shakespeare Festival

Played recurring role of a Catholic priest on the award-winning CBS drama series "Pickett Fences"

Raised in Guernsey, The Channel Islands

Starred as a maverick doctor who founded his own medical school in the Caribbean in the short-lived ABC series "Going to Extremes"

Was a member of the acting company of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which became Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961

Bonus Trivia

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When he was 14 and the German army invaded Guernsey Island, Dotrice escaped in a motor boat.

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