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AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR SHANE RIMMER
|For the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen, From Sweden with Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with Shane Rimmer, the Canadian actor who has appeared in no less than three James Bond films and several other major blockbusters.
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About Shane Rimmer:
Shane Rimmer was born in Toronto, Canada.
After a successful singing career in Canadian Radio and TV he was brought to England in the mid 1950's by Director Dick Lester, to appear as a singer in an ITV Network Special. He returned briefly to Canada to feature in a Canadian film Flaming Frontier, before marrying an English dancer and making London his home. He has featured in over 50 films in the UK and Europe, and has appeared in numerous TV roles.
His first major film appearance was in Stanley Kubrick's Dr Stangelove (1964) as the Co-Pilot, ACE. From there he went on to roles in Star Wars and three James Bond Productions - You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
These were followed by Superman II (1980) and Superman III, The People That Time Forgot (1977), Warlords of Atlantis, Rollerball (with Maud Adams and Burt Kwouk), Gandhi, Out of Africa, White Knights, Space Truckers, Whoops Apocalypse, Reds and many more.
Shane is a legend in the world of Gerry Anderson Productions, providing one of the most recognizable voices in Supermarionation history as "Scott Tracy" in Thunderbirds (1965-1966).
He is also the voice of Dick Spanner P.I. in the cartoon series of the same name. He has appeared in episodes of Space 1999 and UFO, written and appeared in The Protectors and The Persuaders and has written several episodes of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, and The Secret Service.
National Theatre Productions include True West, Guys & Dolls, Death of a Salesman, and a Tricycle Production of Called to Account.
Shane's Autobiography From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls was published on 23rd October 2010.
He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Sheila and enjoys warm and welcome visits from their three sons and their families.
If you wish to have Shane Rimmer's autograph, go to Bondstars.
Other interviews with people from the world of Bond on From Sweden with Love:
>Martine Beswicke (October 2012)
>Neal Purvis och Robert Wade (September 2012)
>Terry Bamber (September 2012)
>Lana Wood (August 2012)
>Earl Cameron (August 2012)
>Lynn-Holly Johnson (August 2012)
>Shane Rimmer (June 2012)
>Christopher Wood (May 2012)
>Andreas Wisniewski (April 2012)
>Ola Rapace (April 2012)
>Anne Lönnberg (Mars 2012)
>Robert Davi (December 2011)
>Béatrice Libert (November 2011)
>Vic Armstrong (October 2011)
>Doug Redenius (May 2011)
>Bettine Le Beau (April 2011)
>Jeffery Deaver (April 2011)
>Martin Grace (January 2010)
>Bob Dix (August 2009)
>Britt Ekland (June 2009)
>Eight James Bond film directors (Winter 2009)
>Sean Connery (January 2009)
>David Hedison (June 2008)
>Sean Connery (April 2008)
>John Glen (September 2007)
>Terence Mountain (April 2007)
>Stanley Morgan (April 2007)
>Albert Moses (October 2006)
>Virginia Hey (October 2006)
>Dolph Lundgren (June 2006)
>Sir Roger Moore (March 2006)
>Guy Hamilton (March 2006)
>Nic Raine (March 2006)
>Richard Kiel (March 2006)
>Hilary Saltzman (January 2006)
>Papillon Soo Soo (September 2004)
>Roger Spottiswoode (April 2004)
>Greg Powell (May 2001)
>Doug Robinson (May 2001)
>Roy Alon (May 2000)
>Nick Wilkinson (May 2000)
>Sarah Donohue (May 2000)
>Eunice Huthart (May 2000)
A compilation of screen shots from Shane Rimmer's James Bond films.
Visit Shane Rimmer's official website to read more about his fabulous career: