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Douglas Rain

13 March 1928 to 11 November 2018

A Canadian actor best known for providing one of cinema’s most haunting voice performances, Rain brought HAL 9000 to life in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) after the director noted his narration of a documentary about space. On the stage he was a respected classical actor and founding member of the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

Read Douglas Rain's Guardian obituary.