Roy Dotrice

Gary Brumburgh /

Kay Dotrice (8 August 1947 - 2 August 2007) (her death); 3 children

Began acting when he was a Prisoner of War in World War II.
Introduced American baseball to the cricket playing Royal Shakespeare Company.
Dubbed Harvey Keitel's voice in the movie Saturn 3 (1980)
(2000) Won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (A Moon for the Misbegotten)
Daughters with Kay Dotrice are actress Michele Dotrice who is married to the actor Edward Woodward, actress Karen Dotrice and actress Yvette Dotrice.
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/I)_ (in which he played Wesley Windham-Price's father).
Won Broadways 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of 'Eugene O'Neill (I)'s "A Moon for the Misbegotten." He had previously been nominated as Best Actor (Play) in 1981 for "A Life."
Spent his early childhood in The Channel Islands off the coast of Great Britian.
Served in the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot for two years during World War II.
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 (I) (Shylock); Charles Laughton (Lear) plate umpire and Albert Finney his catcher.
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.
Reunited with 1980s TV series "Beauty & The Beast" 'son' Ron Perlman in Hellboy2: The Golden Army (2008). He plays the Elven King.
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.

Appeared on Broadway in drama, A Life.
Appeared on Broadway in one-man play, Mister Lincoln, before taping the show for public television.
Appeared in London and on Broadway in the one-man play Brief Lives, about John Aubrey.
In 1981 appeared on Broadway, at the Cort Theatre, in "Kingdoms", also starring Armand Assante and Maria Tucci. These three also performed this play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
April 2005: Played Martin Vanderhof in "You Cant Take It with You", play by 'Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (Geffen Playhouse at the Brentwood Theatre, Los Angeles, CA).
His other theatre credits include: Hotspur in "Henry IV Part 1" by William Shakespeare (I) (1964, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, directed by Peter Hall (I) ).
(2000) He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "A Moon for the Misbegotten," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

(April 2006) Playing George Bernard Shaw in 'The Best of Friends' at the Hampstead Theatre, London, UK
(December 2007) London WC2N, England
(February 2008) Currently in a revival of his world-famous, one-man play "Brief Lives."

"Starlog" (USA), August 1988, Vol. 12, Iss. 133, pg. 53-55,+71, by: Marc Shapiro, "Roy Dotrice: Father Knows Beast"