Awards Dora Mavor Moore Award
Name Douglas Rain
Children Emma Rain
Education Banff Centre
|Born 1928 (age 90) , Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
Alma mater Banff School of Fine ArtsBristol Old Vic Theatre School
Known for Voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984)
Movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, Sleeper, Oedipus Rex, Love and Larceny
Similar People Keir Dullea, Peter Hyams, Martha Henry, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick
Ex-spouse Martha Henry, Kate Reid
Died November 11, 2018 (aged 90) Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Douglas Rain passes away (1928 - 2018) (Canada) - BBC News - 12th November 2018
Douglas Rain (born March 13, 1928) was 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).
- Douglas Rain passes away 1928 2018 Canada BBC News 12th November 2018
- HAL 9000s BBC interview
- Life and career
HAL 9000's BBC interview
Life and career
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.
In 1972, Rain was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for his performance in Vivat! Vivat Regina!