His collaboration with Anderson also included writing scripts for Thunderbirds and the producer’s other series.Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89Rex Features He provided the voice to Scott Tracy in the Thunderbirds seriesRex Features
Rimmer appeared in over 100 films including the hits Dr Strangelove, The Spy Who Loved Me, Star Wars, Gandhi, Out of Africa and Batman Begins.[At Falter XRP Liquidation 34 Cents Ripple]
Apart from those playing recurring characters, Rimmer is the actor with the most Bond film appearances.
Expressing surprise at the number of times he appeared he said: “That was crazy.#ShaneRimmer pic.twitter.com/3PMwzYrTR4
— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) March 29, 2019
Rimmer started as a cabaret singer after arriving in Britain from CanadaGetty - Contributor Rimmer beside the car used by James Bond in OctopussyGetty - Contributor
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'What's the matter, sailor? Never seen a Major take a shower before?'Four Bond bullets, three SUPERMAN movies, one STAR WARS, a ROLLERBALL, a DR STRANGELOVE and Scott Tracy…RIP to the godfather of "I know that guy" casting – Mr Shane Rimmer.We pay forÂ videosÂ too.Thunderbirds.
Rimmer also appeared in Coronation Street twice – playing Joe Donnelli from 1968 – 70 and Malcolm Reid in 1988.[Technology Economy The]
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— Mark O'Connell (@Mark0Connell) March 29, 2019
RIP that fine character actor SHANE RIMMER – a great face (and voice) in some of the best loved family films of the 70s: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS, STAR WARS.I think Gerry Anderson hit his peak with Thunderbirds, Everything just came together,” he said in a 2017 interview.
SHANE Rimmer, the actor who voiced Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds, has died aged 89.[Overview The Of Exchange Decentralized Forkdelta]
He had a long association with the show’s producer Gerry Anderson and also provided uncredited voices for Anderson’s later series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service.
The Canadian-born actor emigrated to the UK in the late 1950s and performed as a cabaret singer before landing his role in Thunderbirds.[Management PaperContract Eliminating]
Rimmer’s other work included radio and stage plays as well as forays into writing.
He made appearance in a Dr Who episode called ‘The Gunfighters’ alongside Peter Cushing as The Doctor.[To Trades Partners Insurer Its Secure With Doubly An]
But he is probably best known for playing Scott Tracy, the daring and suave pilot of Thunderbird 1, from 1964-66.
The Gerry Anderson fan website said: “Weâre very sad to report that the legendary voice of Scott Tracy Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89.”
Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar paid tribute saying: “His instantly recognisable voice always filled me with comfort, primarily as Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds but in any movie, Bond or otherwise, he popped up in.”‘LEGENDARY VOICE’
Over the years, the actor made numerous appearances in the Bond films.[Kabul And In Driver Injured Journalists Among Four Suicide BBC Bombing Dead 80]
He is survived by his widow Sheila, their sons and grandchildren.