The glowing “eye” of Hal 9000, the sentient computer in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey”, voiced by Douglas Rain. Photo: Shutterstock

Canadian actor Douglas Rain, voice of sinister computer HAL in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, dies aged 90

  • Douglas Rain’s ‘arresting’ voice impressed Stanley Kubrick, with a flat delivery that the director said evoked ‘the intelligent friend next door’
  • Rain rejected a string of commercial approaches to cash in on the famous ‘Hal’ voice, in order to protect Kubrick’s vision from exploitation
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The glowing “eye” of Hal 9000, the sentient computer in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey”, voiced by Douglas Rain. Photo: Shutterstock
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