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Shane Rimmer, the voice of Thunderbird 1 pilot Scott Tracy, will launch his autobiography at Fanderson's TV21 convention this October, and attendees can benefit from a very special discount on the day.

From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls covers Shane's career as an actor, voice artist and writer for Gerry Anderson's classic productions, as well as his appearances in many other iconic shows and films from Doctor Who to Coronation Street, and Star Wars to James Bond.

The book's RRP is £17.99, but TV21 attendees will be able purchase copies for an incredible £12 on Saturday 23rd. This a one day only special offer that undercuts even the discounted price on Amazon and will be the first time the book will be on sale, anywhere - a true world exclusive. Copies will go on sale in the convention Dealers' Room, and the man himself will be on hand to sign copies. Only cash or cheques can be accepted for payment.

Featuring a foreword from Gerry Anderson, this is a wry and refreshingly frank autobiography in Shane's own inimitable style, and will shed new light on some of the best-loved films and television series ever made.

From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls is published by Signum Books and features a foreword by Gerry Anderson.

 
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Actor Gary Files has been confirmed as a guest at Fanderson's TV21 convention, to held in October 2010 in Bristol.

Also an accomplished writer and director, Files's exposure to show business on three continents gave him a transatlantic appeal and range of accents that helped him become a regular voice artist on the later Supermarionation series.

Files's involvement in the Anderson productions began on the big screen, when he replaced Ray Barrett as the voice of the Hood in Thunderbird 6. He went on to play the part of Captain Magenta, a gangster turned Spectrum agent in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, before taking one of the lead roles in The Secret Service - Matthew Harding, an undercover secret agent disguised as Father Unwin's country bumpkin gardener.

He also provided many of the voices for Joe 90 and made a brief live-action appearance as Phil Wade in the first episode of UFO, Identified. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is very much looking forward to visiting the UK next year, subject to work commitments.