Douglas Rain

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Douglas Rain
Born 1928 (age 87–88)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alma mater Banff School of Fine Arts
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Occupation Actor
Known for Voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984)
Spouse(s) Lois Shaw
Martha Henry
Awards Dora Mavor Moore Award

Douglas Rain (born 1928) is a Canadian actor and narrator. Though primarily a stage actor, he is also known for providing the voice of the HAL 9000 computer for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and its sequel, 2010 (1984).

Life and career[edit]

Rain was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He studied acting at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta and The Old Vic theatre school in London, England.

As a stage actor, his association with the Stratford Festival of Canada spans more than four decades. He has performed in a wide variety of theatrical roles, most notably in a Stratford, Ontario production of Henry V, which was adapted for television in 1966.[1]

In 1972, Rain was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for his performance in Vivat! Vivat Regina!



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