Today we received the sad news that Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89.
The Canadian actor, who appeared in three James Bond films, was also a voice actor and screenwriter who provided the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds (1965–1966).
Rimmer appeared mainly in supporting roles, especially in films and television series produced in the United Kingdom. He emigrated to England in the late 1950s, initially performing as a cabaret singer and then auditioning for Thunderbirds.
His appearances include roles in films such as Dr Strangelove (1964), Rollerball (1975), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Gandhi (1982), Out of Africa (1985), Crusoe (1989), Spy Game (2001) and Batman Begins (2005). In The Spy Who Loved Me he played Commander Carter, captain of captured submarine USS Wayne.
Earlier in his career Rimmer appeared uncredited in films including You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Star Wars (1977) and Superman II (1980). With the exception of cast members playing recurring characters, he has appeared in more James Bond films than any other actor.
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