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30 NOVEMBER 2011
FROM THUNDERBIRDS TO PTERODACTYLS BY SHANE RIMMER

By: FSWL team
Published:
2011-11-17
Publication of an audio book version of From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls, the autobiography of Shane Rimmer from Big Finish.

Shane Rimmer’s voice is familiar to millions from his role as Scott Tracy, the pilot of Thunderbird 1 (1966), but there are many other facets to his remarkable career.

In From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls, Shane recalls the years he spent as an actor, voice artist and writer for Gerry Anderson’s classic productions, as well as his appearances in other memorable shows such as Doctor Who (1966), Coronation Street (1968-1988) and Lipstick On Your Collar (1993).

Equally at home in Star Wars (1977) or Out of Africa (1985), Shane’s talents as a character actor have been called upon by some of the film industry’s leading directors. He worked for Stanley Kubrick in Dr Strangelove (1964) and Christopher Nolan in Batman Begins (2005). Between the two he notched up appearances in three James Bond movies (You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)) and had a close encounter with a low-flying dinosaur in The People that Time Forgot (1977).

This wry and refreshingly frank autobiography sheds new light on some of the best-loved films and television series ever made, as well as revealing what life is really like for a jobbing actor in the sometimes less than glamorous world of showbusiness.

Audio book details:
Author: Shane Rimmer
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Editing: Robbie Dunlop
Number of discs: 3
Duration: Approximately 210 minutes
Music: James Dunlop
Cover art: Damian Rimmer
ISBN: 978-1-84435-610-2
Recording dates: 25 and 26 July 2011

Shane Rimmer's autobiography was first published by Signum Books in October 2010, a limited number of signed copies are available from Bondstars.

Editor's note:
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Order Shane Rimmer's audio book from the publisher:
www.bigfinish.com/Shane-Rimmer-From-Thunderbirds-to-Pterodactyls
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