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Nigel Davenport (1928-2013)

  1. Douglas Rain, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968.    Booked for the voice of the HAL computer, Davenport was actually on the Elstree set feeding lines to astronauts Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood - until director Stanley Kubrick decided the English accent “too distracting.”  For the rest of the shoot, the movie astronauts had to put up with a Cockney assistant director... “Better tyke a stress pill, Dyve.”  Rain recorded his lines in Canada and has still never met Dave: Keir Dullea.  The great French star, Jean-Louis Trintignant, was HAL in the French lingo dub; he also voiced The Shining’s Jack Nicholson.    In the weak sequel, 2010, 1984, the computer SAL 9000 was voiced by… Candice Bergen. But then HAL was first due to be ATHENA.




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