Thunderbirds star Shane Rimmer dies aged 89.

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  1. Swami

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    Thunderbirds actor Shane Rimmer dies aged 89
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    Image caption Rimmer provided the calm voice of the oldest Tracy brother in Thunderbirds
    Actor Shane Rimmer, who provided the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds, has died at the age of 89.

    As well as voicing the heroic puppet pilot in the hit 1960s TV show, Rimmer also appeared in some of the biggest film franchises of all time.

    He starred in James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and had smaller roles in Star Wars, Superman and Batman movies.

    He was also a familiar face on ITV's Coronation Street in the late 1960s as American GI Joe Donnelli.

    He returned to the soap in 1988 as another character, Malcolm Reid.


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    During his prolific career, he also appeared in TV shows like Doctor Who and The Saint, and in films including Dr Strangelove, Gandhi, Rollerball and Out of Africa.

    His management company Infinite Artists said: "Shane was always tremendous fun and an absolute delight to work with. He will be very much missed."

    From Thunderbirds to James Bond to Coronation Street - what a career!

    He will be sadly missed.

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    I remember him on Corrie playing Malcolm Reid who tried to steal away Audrey Roberts from Alfie on a day trip to Blackpool in the late 1980s.

    Curiously, those episodes aired on itv3 not too long ago.

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    Doesn't he later turn out to be the father of Audrey's secret Canadian love child? He was also one of the Street's very first -- if not the first -- gun-toting psycho nut jobs:



    I always kind of liked him. Not other many actors have appeared on Corrie, Bond and Who.
     

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