We’re very sad to report that the legendary voice of Scott Tracy Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89.
Shane’s passing was confirmed by his widow Sheila Rimmer, and was first commented on online by Bond historian Mark O’Connell and producer Jonathan Sothcott on Twitter.
‘What’s the matter, sailor? Never seen a Major take a shower before?’
Four Bond bullets, three SUPERMAN movies, one STAR WARS, a ROLLERBALL, a DR STRANGELOVE and Scott Tracy…
RIP to the godfather of “I know that guy” casting – Mr Shane Rimmer. #RIPShaneRimmer pic.twitter.com/E29kHqXjxR
— Mark O’Connell (@Mark0Connell) March 29, 2019
RIP that fine character actor SHANE RIMMER – a great face (and voice) in some of the best loved family films of the 70s: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS, STAR WARS. Thunderbirds. Amazing career. #ShaneRimmer 🇬🇧🎥 pic.twitter.com/3PMwzYrTR4
— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) March 29, 2019
Shane’s incredible career took him from singing on stage as part of a travelling Trio, to roles in Bond and Doctor Strangelove, and from voicing many characters for Gerry Anderson – most notably Thunderbird 1 pilot Scott Tracy.
Shane’s career was looked at in depth as part of our ‘Beyond Anderson’ YouTube series.
And more recently, we had interviewed Shane for the Gerry Anderson Podcast.
Shane Rimmer passed away in the early hours of Friday 29th March. He was 89.
Our thoughts are with Shane’s widow Sheila, their sons and grandchildren, as well as Shane’s friends and colleagues at this terribly sad time.