Friday, 29 March 2019

Corrie actor who voiced Thunderbirds' Scott Tracy dies age 89

Shane Rimmer who voiced Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds - and played two different Coronation Street characters - has passed away age 89.

Shane was a Canadian actor and scriptwriter most famous for his voice work in Gerry Anderson series' Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90.

He is said to have appeared, most uncredited, in more James Bond films than any other actor besides normally recurring cast members, and  also appeared in Danger Man, The Saint, Return of the Saint, The Persuaders!, The Protectors, Doctor Who, Van der Valk, Space 1999, UFO and the 2005 Hollywood blockbuster Batman Begins. Other films include Silver Bears, Hanover Street, Gandhi, Spy Game, The Hunger, A Kiss Before Dying and The People That Time Forgot.

Shane  played two different characters on Coronation Street: American soldier Joe Donelli, who confessed to killing Steve Tanner before committing suicide, between 1967 and 1970.

Joe Donelli
He also played Malcolm Reid, the father of Audrey Roberts' son Stephen, in 1988.

Malcolm Reid
He is survived by his wife Sheila, their sons and grandchildren.

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