NewsSpace: 1999

Roy Dotrice has died

Roy Dotrice
Roy as Commissioner Simmonds

We’re sad to report the passing of actor Roy Dotrice. He was best known to Gerry Anderson fans for his memorable role as Commissioner Simmonds in two episodes of Space: 1999, Breakaway and Earthbound.

Outside the Gerry Anderson series, Roy had a remarkable career in countless productions ranging from Fagin in the stage version of Oliver! to Hallyne in critically acclaimed Game of Thrones.

He loved baseball, fishing and soccer, was a stalwart member of the Garrick Club and was appointed OBE in 2008. He died on Monday, 16 October at the age of 94 and is is survived by daughters, Karen, Michele and Yvette, who are all actors, and seven grandchildren.

Written by
Andrew Clements

A writer, film maker and self confessed Gerry Anderson fanatic. Free to good home.

Leave a comment

Prepare for life on Moonbase Alpha

UFO: The Complete Comic Collection

Related Articles

ArticleNewsStingray

Stingray To Launch On Talking Pictures TV

Stand by for action! Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1964 classic Stingray will...

Merch NewsNewsPodcastStingrayThunderbirds

This week in Gerry Anderson news!

Okay news roundup, you’re clear for launching! This week’s edition of the...

ArticleNewsThunderbirds

Thunderbirds Thursday: Thunderbird 2 Collectible Pre-Order FAQs Answered

Stand by for action!  Thunderbird 2 is launching!  Limited to just 2000...

Merch NewsNewsPodcastThunderbirds

This week in Gerry Anderson news!

News roundup, immediate launch! News roundup, immediate launch! This week’s edition of...