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George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as George R. R. Martin, is an American novelist and short-story writer.

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  • georgerrmartinofficial
    18 October 2017

    The world became a little poorer this week. Roy Dotrice has died. He was ninety-four. Roy first took up acting in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II, and went on to become one of the giants of British stage and screen, decorated by the Queen. He set a record for his one-man play BRIEF LIVES, and performed the key role of Mozart's father in the film of AMADEUS, among a hundred other credits. He was a supremely gifted actor. He was also my friend. He lived in the United Kingdom and I lived in New Mexico, so we did not see each other often, but whenever we did get together, it was a delight. I will always treasure the memory of the dinner I shared with Roy and his wife Kay (who passed away a few years ago) at his club, the Garrick, a centuries-old haunt of the legends of the British stage. That was a truly amazing evening. The last time I saw Roy was in Los Angeles, however, at the party his daughter threw him on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Many of the news stories about Roy's death identified him as a GAME OF THRONES cast member. He was that, of course. He played the pyromancer Hallyne in two episodes during our second season... and, as with everything he did, he played him wonderfully. Truth be told, Roy might have had a much larger role in the series. When we first cast the show, he was our choice to play Grand Maester Pycelle, and I have no doubt that he would have been magnificent in that role. Sadly, health problems forced him to bow out. Julian Glover stepped up and performed admirably in his stead, but sometimes I still wonder at what might have been. Roy's association with GAME OF THRONES runs far deeper than the television series. He was also the reader of the audiobooks of all five volumes of the series... though calling him a "reader" does not truly reflect his work. Roy performed those books. He gave every character his (or her) own distinctive voice, despite the fact that there were hundreds of them. So many, in fact, that the Guinness Book of World Records recognized him for voicing the most characters in an audibook for his work on A GAME OF THRONES, a record he still holds today (though actually I suspect he broke it himself for his readings of the later books). I loved what Roy did on the audiobooks. He did not just read my words aloud, he brought them to life, in a way few actors could. And the fans agreed. Roy did the audiobooks for A GAME OF THRONES, A CLASH OF KINGS, and A STORM OF SWORDS, to great acclaim. When it was time to record A FEAST FOR CROWS, however, he was unavailable. Off doing a play in Birmingham, I was told. So my publishers used another reader. But the fans were having none of it. After the audiobook of FEAST was released, Random House received so many complaints that they had no choice but to go back and re-record the book with Roy, and release a second version. So of course when it was time to tape A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, there was never any question as to who would read it. With Roy gone, I have no idea who will can possibly get to do the audiobooks for THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING. But whoever it is, they will have a hard, hard act to follow. For all the great work he did on A SONG OF ICE & FIRE, my own memories of Roy Dotrice go back earlier, to the three years we worked together on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for CBS. Great memories, for me; that was a wonderful show, and a joy to work on. We had an amazing team of writers, and of course a terrific cast, with the likes of Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton, Jo Anderson, the incredible Ron Perlman... and Roy, of course, as Father. It was an honor and a privilege to write for him. Those years on B&B meant a lot to Roy as well. Just last month, he posted a farewell messages to all the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans around the world. You can find it on YouTube: http://ow.ly/d6al30fY29i Such a fine actor. Such a sweet man.

  • The world became a little poorer this week. Roy Dotrice has died. Rest in Peace, Roy https://t.co/WkAllwGYvp :( https://t.co/u4gReytGbN

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  • Here's a winter scene in which I have a lot of fun sending the free folk into battle against the Night’s Watch. https://t.co/u9DpIPC6tV

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    12 October 2017

    Here's a winter scene in which I have a lot of fun sending the free folk into battle against the Night’s Watch.

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    12 October 2017

    Here's a winter scene in which I have a lot of fun sending the free folk into battle against the Night’s Watch.

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    10 October 2017

    Those of you who enjoyed "The Princess and the Queen" in DANGEROUS WOMEN and "The Rogue Prince" in ROGUES will probably like the story in this new anthology as well.

  • Those of you who enjoyed "The Princess and the Queen" in DANGEROUS WOMEN and "The Rogue Prince" in ROGUES will prob… https://t.co/TOplIxPm6k

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  • My Brazilian readers sent me this birthday greeting. I'm astonished.Flattered. Charmed. Maybe a little bit terrified.https://t.co/73rWvYKYnE

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    7 October 2017

    LeYa, my Brazilian publisher, and a small army of my Brazilian readers sent me this video as a birthday greeting: I don't know what to say. I am astonished. Charmed. Flattered. And maybe just a little bit terrified. I really do need to make it down to Brazil one of these days. (And they used one of my favorite songs, too). https://youtu.be/zwAwPV5dDDs

  • #TBT From the old Beauty and the Beast TV set in 1988 with @perlmutations https://t.co/f8zD7eqN4r

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    5 October 2017

    #TBT From the old Beauty and the Beast TV set in 1988 with Ron Perlman

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    2 October 2017

    Spending a quite moment in the garden with miss Morla

  • Spending a quite moment in the garden with miss Morla https://t.co/6TyPcv7YVC

  • Belated congratulations to all the winners of this year's Emmy Awards. And especially to my friends at HBO! :D… https://t.co/iWwYjYI6Xm

  • georgerrmartinofficial
    29 September 2017

    A belated Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Emmy Awards. And especially to my friends at HBO, which once again led all other networks in number of nominations and number of victories. It was a great show this year, I thought. Yes, even without GAME OF THRONES. Stephen Colbert made a terrific host. I especially enjoyed his opening number. A strong lineup of nominees this year gave us some great winners... though, as always, that also means some equally deserving finalists wound up as losers. WESTWORLD especially was robbed, as was STRANGER THINGS. But it IS an honor just to be nominated, and the time will come for both of those shows, as it finally did for GAME OF THRONES. The big winners this year were Hulu's HANDMAID'S TALE (adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood) and HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES (adapted from the novel by Liane Moriarity). ((Notice the common denominator there? BOOKS! Do a faithful adapatation of a great book, and you can't go wrong)). I was also pleased to see BLACK MIRROR get some love, especially for its brilliant "San Junipero" episode. GAME OF THRONES, of course, was not eligible this year, having shifted from April to August. Which meant that, for the first time in seven years, I was not actually at the awards in LA. Instead Parris and I watched from home. It felt kind of strange not to be there, truth be told. Not bad, just strange. It was actually sort of relaxing. The Emmy weekend can be very exciting, but it is also exhausting, even the parties... the heat, the crowds, the noise. The red carpet seems to get longer (and hotter) every year. Maybe that's an ordeal that should be left for the younger and more photogenic members of our television community. Will I be back next year, or the year after, or the year after that? Time will tell. Emmy is a fickle goddess who bestows her kisses where she will. But either way, I'm good.

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George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as George R. R. Martin, is an American novelist and short-story writer.

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin; September 20, 1948), often referred to as George R. R. Martin, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011–present). Martin serves as the series's co-executive producer, and also scripted four episodes of the series.

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