Douglas Rain

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Douglas Rain
Born(1928-03-13)March 13, 1928
DiedNovember 11, 2018(2018-11-11) (aged 90)[1]
Alma materBanff School of Fine Arts
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationActor
Known forVoice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984)
Spouse(s)Lois Shaw
Martha Henry
AwardsDora Mavor Moore Award

Douglas Rain (March 13, 1928 – November 11, 2018) was a Canadian actor and narrator.

He was known for providing the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and the sequel 2010.

He decided to study acting at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta and the Old Vic School in Bristol, England.[2] He was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for his performance in Vivat! Vivat Regina!.[3]

Rain died in November 11, 2018 at the age of 90 at a hospital in St. Marys, Ontario of natural causes.[1]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

  • Oedipus Rex - Creon (1957)
  • The Hill - Jesus (1960) (voice) (TV movie)
  • William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country - William Lyon Mackenzie (1961) (short)
  • Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle - William Lyon Mackenzie (1961) (short)
  • A Cry of Angels - Charles (1963) (TV movie)
  • Twelfth Night (1964) (TV movie)
  • Henry V - Henry V of England (1966) (TV movie)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey - HAL 9000 (1968) (voice)
  • Sleeper - Evil Computer/Various Robot Butlers (1973) (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tour en l'air - Narrator (1974) (voice)
  • Sam Hughes's War (1984) (TV movie)
  • 2010 - HAL 9000 (1984 2010) (voice)
  • Love & Larceny - Ashton Fletcher (1985) (TV movie)
  • The Russian German War - Narrator (2007) (voice)

Television[change | change source]

  • Scope - Laertes (1955)
  • Folio - Malcolm (1955)
  • On Camera - Joy-Pop (1955-1957)
  • Hudson's Bay - Martin Cobb (1959)
  • R.C.M.P. - Mr. Dodds (1960)
  • Just Mary (1960) (voice)
  • Festival - Julius Caesar (1960)
  • The Other Man - David Henderson (1963)
  • Playdate - Pip / Jones (1962-1964)
  • Play of the Month - Stephano (1968)
  • Softly, Softly: Taskforce - Jerry Proctor (1970)
  • Talking to a Stranger - Alan (1971)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gray, Andy. "Stratford Festival Founder Dies". mystratfordnow.com. mystratfordnow.com. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  2. "Douglas Rain". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-3-13. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Douglas Rain". Tony Awards. Retrieved 2014-11-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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