Stunt people never get enough credit. This is an incredible tale.
“Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” said festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino in the press release. “Douglas Rain was that rare artist — an actor deeply admired by other actors. The voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Douglas shared many of the same qualities as (Stanley) Kubrick’s iconic creation — precision, strength of steel, enigma and infinite intelligence, as well as a wicked sense of humour.