ROBERT RIETTI R.I.P.
It is with much sadness that TUW announces that Robert Rietti, actor and voiceover artist, passed away on April 3rd 2015. He was 92.
Robert was a uniquely talented man, who was not only an accomplished actor (appearing in films such as 'The Italian Job' and 'The Omen', and countless TV series) but also one of the worlds most highly regarded voiceover artists, doubling for countless actors including, on many occasions, the great Orson Wells.
Robert will be best remembered by readers of TUW, of course, for his work on 'The Prisoner'.
Not only was he the voice of the generic voice of Number Two at the start of many episodes, but he also appeared throughout the series (such examples include the male village announcer, the interrogator in 'Chimes', the voice of Mexican Sam in 'Harmony', and many more). He also re-voiced Patrick McGoohan himself for the entirety of the movie 'Nobody's The Greatest'.
Robert, who was a Knight of the Italian Empire, also provided many voices heard in James Bond films, and in one movie famously provided voices for almost the entire cast in every scene!
Robert was a special guest at The Unmutual Website's PM2008 event in Portmeirion and was not only a fascinating guest, but wonderful company and a joy to be with, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
With thanks to David Stimpson, Leslie Glen, and Gareth Bevan for this news item.